Indiana School Voucher Bill Passes

By: Thursday April 28, 2011 10:36 am

Indiana Democrats fled the state for five weeks to protest, among other things, a bill that would revamp education in the state, a top priority of Mitch Daniels. Having won some concessions, they returned. And as part of the deal, yesterday Indiana passed the education bill, which still includes a very wide-reaching school voucher program. [...]

The Ugly, the Ugly, and the Ugly: A Look at the 2011 Funding Deal

By: Saturday April 9, 2011 7:58 am

In the end, the deal to a avert a government shutdown and keep funding going for the rest of the fiscal year amounted to a $38.5 billion cut in appropriations from the 2010 baseline (although WaPo puts it at $37.8 billion, the joint Boehner/Reid announcement used the $38.5 billion number, so that’s what I’m going [...]

Indiana House Democrats Returning from Self-Imposed Exile

By: Monday March 28, 2011 11:23 am

AP gets the news that House Democrats in Indiana will return from Illinois, where they have been camped out for close to a month, denying a quorum on several key bills in the Legislature. It’s unclear from their report what kind of deal has been struck, however. Bauer and most House Democrats had stalled action [...]

Labor Fights Spread Across Big Ten States

By: Wednesday February 23, 2011 10:15 am

I’m in the plane en route to Madison, Wisconsin (thank you, Gogo In-Flight Internet!), but perhaps I should just rent a car and travel across the Midwest. Because labor fights are occurring across the region. First, you have Indiana, where Democrats walked out to protest a bill that would have made Indiana a right-to-work state, [...]

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