The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the state’s school voucher program Wednesday, but at least one analyst says the challenge is facing an uphill battle.
Earlier this year, Marion Superior Court Judge Michael Keele denied a school voucher challenge that was brought by teachers and parents and backed by the Indiana State Teachers Association. The Supreme Court decided to take the case on appeal directly, rather than allowing the state Court of Appeals to hear it first.
Healthcare policy experts say House Speaker Brian Bosma’s decision to appoint a doctor to lead the Indiana House Ways and Means committee is no coincidence. The state will soon face tough decisions about how to implement the affordable care act during upcoming budget talks.
Bosma made it clear Tuesday he recognizes the growing impact healthcare will have on the state budget as he introduced the new chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
Twenty-six year old Fort Wayne Firefighter Mark A. Haudenschild II died on Sunday while responding to a brush fire.
Surrounded by members of the Washington Township Fire Department on Wednesday, Janet Haudenschild described her marriage to her late husband, the children they raised together, and the type of man he was.
Janet described her late husband as a man who was caring, compassionate, and loving. Married for over five years, she said that firefighting was something her husband had always wanted to do.