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Indiana Senate passes bill targeting teachers’ collective bargaining rights

by IPR News

February 22, 2011

The Indiana Senate has passed a bill that would significantly weaken collective bargaining rights for the state’s teachers unions.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Teacher Collective Bargaining More »

Indiana House Democrats still missing from Statehouse

by IPR News

February 22, 2011

Speaker of the House Republican Brian Bosma was forced to gavel the Indiana House of Representatives back into recess this afternoon after House Democrats did not show up for two roll calls on Tuesday.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann has details from the Statehouse, courtesy of Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith. IPR Feb. 22 Afternoon Newscast —... More »

Indiana House Democrats missing from House floor

by IPR News

February 22, 2011

The Indiana House is emptier than it should be this morning.  House leaders have delayed business because Democrats failed to appear for Tuesday’s morning roll call.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — House Democrats Gone More »

Brainard, Other Mayors, to Meet with Congressional Leaders

by IPR News

February 22, 2011

(CARMEL) – CARMEL MAYOR JIM BRAINARD IS ONE OF 30 MAYORS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT WILL MEET WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS PROPOSED CUTS IN THE FISCAL YEAR 2011 BUDGET. ONE OF THE LINE ITEMS TO BE CUT IS THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM. BRAINARD SAYS THE MAYORS WILL STRESS THE... More »

More Protests Anticipated at the Statehouse

by IPR News

February 22, 2011

(STATEHOUSE) – ANOTHER UNION-LED RALLY IS PLANNED AT THE STATEHOUSE TODAY (Tues.)  A DAY AFTER A REPUBLICAN-LED INDIANA HOUSE COMMITTEE VOTED ALONG PARTY LINES TO ADVANCE THE SO-CALLED RIGHT-TO-WORK LEGISLATION. IT PROHIBITS UNION MEMBERSHIP AND FEES FROM BEING A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT. HUNDREDS OF UNION MEMBERS TURNED OUT AT THE STATEHOUSE MONDAY IN PROTEST OF... More »

Mourdock Expected to Announce Candidacy for U.S. Senate

by IPR News

February 22, 2011

(UNDATED) – INDIANA STATE TREASURER RICHARD MOURDOCK PLANS SEVERAL STOPS TODAY (Tues.) WHERE HE IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE HE WILL CHALLENGE LONGTIME SENATOR RICHARD LUGAR IN NEXT YEAR’S REPUBLICAN PRIMARY. MOURDOCK HAS SCHEDULED PRESS CONFERENCES IN INDIANAPOLIS AND IN JEFFERSONVILLE. (From Network Indiana) More »

ISU Considering Its Own Teacher Performance Compensation Model

by IPR News

February 22, 2011

Indiana State University is considering implementing a faculty evaluation system that the school’s provost says will connect more effectively compensation to performance. The school’s website says ISU trustees heard last Friday details of the new performance evaluation system. The system was developed after two years of discussions involving faculty committees, the Faculty Senate, and administrators.... More »

House committee approves right-to-work bill

by IPR News

February 21, 2011

With hundreds of pro-labor Hoosiers surrounding the Indianapolis Statehouse today, the House Labor committee approved a right-to-work bill and will now send it to the full House for consideration.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Right to Work More »

Winter Weather Advisory Until 9 p.m. for Muncie

by IPR News

February 21, 2011

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN 304 PM EST MON FEB 21 2011 INZ021-031-038-040>042-220200- /O.CON.KIND.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-110222T0200Z/ CARROLL-HOWARD-TIPTON-MADISON-DELAWARE-RANDOLPH- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KOKOMO…ANDERSON…MUNCIE 304 PM EST MON FEB 21 2011 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS... More »

Shenandoah School Corporation sued by student’s family

by IPR News

February 21, 2011

The Shenandoah School Corporation is being sued by a Henry County teenager and his family.  The lawsuit, filed in Henry County Circuit Court, says in late 2009, then 16-year-old James Bethea lost the tip of his right ring finger when his agriculture teacher told him to help load a cattle feeder onto a trailer.  The... More »

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