INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The new president of the Indiana AFL-CIO says the state labor movement needs to revitalize itself at the community level and get more labor-friendly candidates elected to office. Brett Voorhies says revitalizing unions in Indiana will take time and patience. He told The Associated Press in an interview today that the AFL-CIO needs to educate and mobilize its members on issues.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A national mediator called into help with the state's ongoing education battle says she sees progress between the two sides. Kris Amundson made her comments today to the State Board of Education as she guided them through a three-hour discussion of their roles.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Democratic Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz says an internal document obtained by her office shows Republican Gov. Mike Pence's new education agency is trying to strip her of power. Ritz's staff released a policy document from the Center for Education and Career Innovation today that outlines ways to limit her power as chair of the State Board of Education. The new agency is at the center of the ongoing struggle between Ritz and Pence for control of education policy.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Officials are seeking a federal major disaster declaration for central Indiana's Howard County because of damage from last month's wave of tornadoes and severe storms. Gov. Mike Pence's office says he has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to approve grants and low-interest loans to help homeowners and business in and around Kokomo recover from the Nov. 17 storm.
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