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Archive for January, 2013

Indiana GOVT 101

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

by Kathy Richardson State Representative (R-Noblesville) Many of the younger adults remember watching “Schoolhouse Rock!” when they were in school, a fun video outlining how a bill becomes a law. The process can seem very complicated, and for those of us, where a good amount of time may have passed since those government classes, I wanted […]

Let Lawmakers Be Lawmakers

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Recently there has been a lot of hubbub about a bill sponsored by state Sen. Dennis Kruse of Auburn. It would have allowed/required the “Lord’s Prayer” to be recited in charter schools. When I saw the bill on the legislative bill list, the first thing I said to myself: This doesn’t have a chance in […]

Ballard, Council Democratic Leadership Reach Budget Deal

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and City-County Council President Maggie Lewis this afternoon are announcing the framework for a long-term budget deal that if approved by the full City-County Council would restore nearly $32 million to county offices and reduce the city’s projected budget deficit in 2014 to $6 million. The following are the terms of […]

The secret of their success: A few Indiana charter schools may close due to poor performance

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

By Ben Velderman EAGnews.org MUNCIE, Ind. – There’s widespread speculation that as many as 10 of Indiana’s 66 charter schools may be shut down at the end of the school year due to poor academic performance. And contrary to what school choice critics may say, those closures would highlight just how successful charter schools have […]

My Top Ten for Indy

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

I recently did a top 10 post for the biggest political stories for the state, I figure I’d so the same thing for Indianapolis.  Happy New Year! My criteria was  pretty simple: impact on the region, the newsmaker involved, etc. And yet, this is all subjective.  So with that said, here we go. 10. Greg […]