Pandemic

Gov. Eric Holcomb's state budget proposal is receiving mixed reviews from education groups, after he unveiled his financial priorities for the state last week.

The Capitol attack targeting lawmakers in Washington, D.C., has left people reeling – including educators – but people in the education field say there are several steps schools can take to address ongoing political unrest, while supporting the emotional needs of kids.

Indiana Republican legislative leaders aren’t totally sold on Gov. Eric Holcomb’s proposal to spend nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars this year to pay down state debt instead of direct relief for Hoosiers struggling during the pandemic.

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s new state budget proposal would spend $1.13 billion over the next two years on one-time initiatives. And almost none of that would be direct relief for Hoosiers struggling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawmakers are debating whether to give the General Assembly more opportunities to cancel a governor’s public emergency order.

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