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Legislative leaders agree to Wright plan to interim study of impact of school testing

Legislative leaders agree to Wright plan to interim study of impact of school testing
INDIANAPOLIS – Legislative leaders have accepted a proposal from State Rep. Melanie Wright (D-Yorktown) to have lawmakers study the impact of testing on students and school corporations across Indiana. During a meeting Thursday, members of the Legislative Council – consisting of Republican and Democratic leadership in the Indiana House and Senate – directed the Interim Study Committee on Education Issues to examine school testing and reporting. The committee would study the subject with the Read More...

Forestal pleased that BMV will be studied over summer, encourages public input

Forestal pleased that BMV will be studied over summer, encourages public input
For immediate release: May 28, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Dan Forestal (D-Indianapolis), ranking Democrat on the Indiana House Roads and Transportation Committee, today issued the following statement after legislative leaders agreed that lawmakers will study the ongoing problems at the scandal-plagued state Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) during this summer interim before the start of the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly: “Of course, we need to take a long, hard Read More...

Legislative leaders agree to summer study of Moed proposal to eliminate food deserts

Legislative leaders agree to summer study of Moed proposal to eliminate food deserts
For immediate release: May 28, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - Thanks to the efforts of State Rep. Justin Moed (D-Indianapolis), legislative leaders today agreed to have lawmakers spend this interim studying ways to address the problems caused by food deserts across Indiana. The study, to be conducted by the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, would look at the feasibility of creating a Local Food and Farm Council within the Indiana Department of Agriculture to Read More...