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Ritz files lawsuit against SBOE action

Oct 23, 2013

State superintendent Glenda Ritz has raised the stakes of her showdown with Indiana’s top education panel, naming all ten members of the State Board of Education as defendants in a lawsuit she filed Tuesday in Marion County Circuit Court.

At issue is the calculation of A-F school letter grades, which Superintendent Glenda Ritz’s office would typically handle. But State Board of Education members sent a letter last week asking the Indiana General Assembly to intervene.

Indiana’s private sector added jobs for the fourth straight month in July.  However, the state’s unemployment rate remains steady.

July’s growth of 5,900 private sector jobs was significantly boosted by the Trade, Transportation and Utilities sector, which added nearly 11,000 jobs last month.  That’s the sector’s biggest single-month increase in more than 20 years.  Still, the state’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.4%.

Pence rallies in Lafayette

Nov 2, 2012
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The Republican candidate for governor is making another push for support from members of the Lafayette community.

Mike Pence stopped in the city Friday afternoon to meet with voters leading up to Election Day, Tuesday.

He says the state is moving in the right direction, but believes his vision will build the state’s economic momentum even more.