Indiana Public Broadcasting News

General Assembly OKs Controversial School Bill

May 14, 2018

Lawmakers approved a hotly debated school financial management bill during the special session Monday.

House Bill 1315 aims to prevent more school financial problems, gives Ball State University control of Muncie schools, and changes rules for those in Gary. Legislators failed to pass the bill during the regular session earlier this year.

School Safety Measure Revived For Special Session

May 11, 2018

Lawmakers will consider a revived school safety measure during Monday's special session.

An Indiana University researcher designed a new app developed to help people with traumatic brain injuries, TBI, regulate emotions.  

After a TBI it’s common for patient to develop a condition called alexithymia – the inability to identify and describe emotions. 

A new app was designed by Indiana University School of Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana researcher Dawn Neumann. She says many patients have trouble recognizing their emotions.  

The state has now brought in more than $100 million less in corporate taxes than even updated, pessimistic projections predicted. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana tax collections are still behind the state’s budget plan – by a small amount – as the final quarter of the fiscal year began.

Total revenues are about $26 million less than planned through 10 months of the current cycle. That’s a small miss – only about two-tenths of a percent off the mark. It was helped by a strong April, which brought in about $42 million more than expected.

A change to the Endangered Species Act could harm plants and animals in Indiana that are awaiting federal help. A proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would get rid of blanket protections for all species that are close to becoming endangered or “threatened.” 

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