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Attorney general wants to cut crime by spreading coalition’s model

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In an effort to reduce crime across the state, Attorney General Curtis Hill is launching a program to help cities replicate a successful crime-reduction model. Hill is partnering the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based organization geared toward fighting crime. Members of the coalition take part in peace walks […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Earl Harris Jr., continuing the family tradition

By Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly-elected members of Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS – Continuing on the Harris political legacy, Sen. Earl Harris Jr., D-East Chicago, plans to spark economic development and education, not only in his hometown, […]

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Senator Earline Rogers retires after 38 years of service

Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, announced Tuesday that she would not seek another term in the Indiana Senate, following more than three decades of service to the Indiana General Assembly. “It is going to be hard to say goodbye,” said Rogers. “I’ve been down here for 34 years and this is like another […]

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State Board of Education schedules community conversations for three failing schools

Staff Report TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Board of Education announced Monday the scheduling of community conversations for three schools that have received failing accountability grades for five consecutive years. State law requires the board to hold public hearings at each school to hear from the community and school leaders about how to help […]