Ball State President Jo Ann Gora says the state’s funding formula for higher education unfairly favors some schools over others.
Gora says the state’s performance funding system is a one-size-fits-all structure that favors large and growing campuses. She says schools like Ball State – which Gora believes has focused on quality, rather than quantity – are penalized.
The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus says it will focus on improving child safety and fostering economic development in the current session. Its members say the impact of their initiatives goes beyond the state’s minority communities.
State revenues are expected to grow at a modest pace in the next few years. That’s based on new forecasts unveiled Monday. State lawmakers are still preaching caution as they head into a budget session.