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  • DOC says criminal code bill will cause spike in prison numbers

    A week after Gov. Mike Pence caught lawmakers by surprise with his opposition to a major criminal code reform bill, the state Department of Correction is projecting the bill will blow up the state’s prison population far beyond what the legislature’s non-partisan research agency says it will.

    March 27, 2013

  • Indiana's tuition law gets one more look

     Two years ago, Indiana lawmakers bent on cracking down on illegal immigration passed a law that banned in-state college tuition for children of undocumented workers, and resulted in hundreds of students dropping out when they couldn’t afford the much higher out-of-state rates.

    March 25, 2013

  • NWS - HB0320 - Statehouse rally - JG 1.jpg Voucher opponents rally at Statehouse

    Hundreds of people gathered at the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday to rally against a bill that would expand the state’s private-school voucher program, already the largest in the nation.

    March 19, 2013 2 Photos

  • NWS - HB0318 - Karen Pence 4.jpg Karen Pence forging her role as Indiana's first lady

    As the mother of three young children when her husband was first elected to Congress, Karen Pence heeded the advice of some friends who encouraged her to move her family to the Washington, D.C., area rather than stay behind in Indiana.

    March 18, 2013 2 Photos

  • PPD to honor local heroes

    PITTSBORO — Two employees of the Pittsboro Veterinary Clinic became heroes in their community when they intervened in a domestic violence situation on Feb. 22.

    March 15, 2013

  • Commission calls for closing college ‘achievement gap’

    The Indiana Commission on Higher Education wants the state’s colleges and universities to be more aggressive in closing the graduation “achievement gap” for Hispanic and black students, who are dropping out of college at a significantly higher rate than white students.

    March 14, 2013

  • 1023 news Goods Candy04a.jpg Online sales tax bill may not get Senate hearing

    Legislation that would speed up the date for when Amazon and other online retailers would have to start collecting the state sales tax may be dead.

    March 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Pence finds new role ‘fundamentally different’

    Gov. Mike Pence has made no secret that his Christian faith is critical to his identity, but he may be relying on his faith more than ever before in his challenging new political role.

    March 12, 2013

  • Gov. Pence opposes provisions to expand gaming

     Indiana Gov. Mike Pence isn’t saying the word “veto,” but he’s making clear he opposes key provisions in a Senate gaming bill that would allow riverboat casinos to move inland and add live table games to the slot-machine rooms at the state’s two horse-racing tracks.

    March 12, 2013

  • NWS - HB0311 - Mike Alley1.jpg Revenue department undergoes overhaul

    When retired banker Mike Alley became state revenue commissioner last May, he took over a department badly bruised by revelations that it had misplaced a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money.

    March 11, 2013 1 Photo