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New ed board will get new executive director

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A newly appointed State Board of Education will get to choose its own executive director. Robert Guffin, the man currently in the position, announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of May after roughly a year in the position. That change comes as the board undergoes changes […]

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Video & story: Tallian makes it official: She’s running for governor

Sen. Karen Tallian seeks Democratic nomination in 2016 gubernatorial race from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, formally announced Tuesday that she will be running in Indiana’s 2016 gubernatorial race so she can be “progressive voice” for Hoosiers. “I don’t think Indiana is as conservative as this legislature […]

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Tallian set to announce run for governor

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, is set to announce her candidacy for Indiana’s gubernatorial race on Tuesday, making her the second Democrat to officially declare a bid for governor in 2016. “At a time when the Hoosier state is falling further behind, Mike Pence and his allies are satisfied […]

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Pence signs ed board bill, other education legislation

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence signed several education bills Thursday that will revamp the State Board of Education, speed up state intervention into failing schools and give teachers more flexibility to experiment in the classroom. “The achievements of this legislative session highlight our commitment to high-quality education, and by passing bills that […]

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New A-F school grading system approved, despite more board infighting

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The State Board of Education approved a new A-F grading system for schools on Thursday, despite the state superintendent’s concerns that the rules have mistakes or ambiguities that will make implementing them difficult. The revamped system is designed to put more emphasis on student improvement – rather than simply […]

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Webcast: 2015 session wrap up

Anchors Natavia Howell and Adam Lee have the headlines for the last week of the 2015 legislative session. TheStatehouseFile.com webcast – May 2, 2015 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. You may also like Commentary: The GOP, in pieces New ed board will get new executive director Northeast Indiana Republican says he might run for… Pence to […]

Analysis: Pence set Democrats up with good campaign fodder

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Analysis: Pence set Democrats up with good campaign fodder

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It was just hours after the General Assembly adjourned for the year that one Democrat said he planned to run for governor and another said she was thinking about. No surprise. After all, Republican Gov. Mike Pence – who appears poised to seek a second term – gave his […]

Commentary: Show business, shovels and politics

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Commentary: Show business, shovels and politics

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – There’s a story told about a young boy who ran away to join the circus. He got a job, but not as an acrobat, lion tamer or even a clown. No, his job was to run around behind the elephants scooping up the fragrant deposits the pachyderms left behind […]

How Gov. Pence fared on 4 key agenda items

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How Gov. Pence fared on 4 key agenda items

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers handed Gov. Mike Pence wins on nearly every piece of his legislative agenda during the 2015 session that ended late Wednesday. It was almost a sweep. And even some legislators seemed surprised by how well the Republican governor – who just weeks ago seemed crippled by a furor […]

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Democrat John Gregg announces candidacy for governor

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat John Gregg has officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 race for governor. Gregg, 60, made the announcement via email to supporters at 1 p.m. on Thursday. “Under Mike Pence Indiana has been given a bad name,” said Gregg in the email. “His sole focus seems to be […]

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