State money is on the way to help repair the closed New Harmony Bridge. 

(Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

Indiana’s unemployment rate declined in August, down to its lowest level in a year and a half – the Hoosier rate now stands at 3.3 percent.

Results for the state’s new ILEARN test are now public, and reveal just how much lower achievement rates on the test look compared to previous iterations of the state’s standardized exam. According to state data, less than half of all students reached proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and math, with proficiency rates of 47.9 and 47.8 percent respectively. 

An interim public health committee met for the first time to discuss the high cost of healthcare in the state.

The state will receive $21 million over the next three years to prevent drug overdose deaths.