A House committee heard testimony on a bill Wednesday that would help the state identify schools facing financial problems, but the bill has already been met with criticism. Both Gary and Muncie Schools were taken over by the state last year after their finances reached crisis levels.
Indiana health leaders unveiled new guidelines for prescribing pain medication at the Statehouse Wednesday. They are part of state efforts to combat the opioid epidemic says Indiana drug czar Jim McClelland.
“The crisis that is resulting in economic costs approximating $1.5 billion in the state and incalculable human costs,” McClelland says.