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Indiana’s Veterans Courts

by Stan Jastrzebski

December 27, 2012

Earlier this year, the state inaugurated its fourth veterans court – a special legal division which offers counseling and probation to those with backgrounds in military service.  The courts raise questions about possible violations of the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause.  But legal experts say the need to treat servicemen and women with war wounds may... More »

Purdue’s expectations of Governor Daniels

by Brandon Smith

December 27, 2012

Governor Mitch Daniels says he plans to ease into his new role as president of Purdue when he takes the job in January.  But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, others say to expect big changes in West Lafayette. More »

Indiana’s November employment report saw big job decline

by Brandon Smith

December 21, 2012

Indiana’s private sector saw its biggest job decline in more than three years last month.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Bennett’s Legacy

by Elle Moxley

December 20, 2012

Ousted Indiana schools chief Tony Bennett has a new job — Florida Commissioner of Education.  During his one term as state superintendent, Bennett pushed for a controversial package of education initiatives that brought Indiana to the forefront of a national conversation about how to transform public schools.  As StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports, you don’t... More »

Governor-elect Pence’s views on guns and school safety

by Brandon Smith

December 19, 2012

Governor-elect Mike Pence says his response to the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting will include a review of Indiana school safety.  But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Pence would not commit today to reviewing the state’s gun laws. More »

State revenue forecast supports Pence tax cut idea

by Brandon Smith

December 17, 2012

The newest state revenue estimates forecast that Indiana will be able to afford Governor-elect Mike Pence’s proposal for a 10-percent, across-the-board individual income tax cut.  But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, lawmakers are still taking a wait-and-see approach. In that December Revenue Forecast, fiscal analysts predict that state revenues will grow by 2.2... More »

Bipartisan efforts in Indiana legislature

by Brandon Smith

December 14, 2012

Legislative leaders say they’re looking forward to a more bipartisan effort in the upcoming session than the General Assembly has experienced for the last two years.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the statements come as Republican enjoy a walkout-proof supermajority in both houses. More »

Ball State University finalizes new strategic plan

by Stephanie Wiechmann

December 14, 2012

Ball State University is ready to roll out its new five-year strategic plan, which the Board of Trustees is expected to approve this afternoon.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

StateImpact Indiana: REPA II

by Kyle Stokes

December 13, 2012

If you earned a Bachelor’s degree with a B average, you’ll soon be eligible for a permit to teach in Indiana classrooms — if you can pass a test first.  Not an education major?  No problem.  That’s one of the more controversial changes in a sweeping overhaul of the state’s teacher licensing rules that won... More »

BSU survey says most Hoosiers opposed to same-sex marriage constitutional amendment ban

by Brandon Smith

December 13, 2012

A new survey by Ball State University finds that a majority of Hoosier adults oppose a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.  But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Speaker Brian Bosma says his caucus won’t be guided by the poll. More »

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