Indiana Republicans have made two big gains in education policy. On Thursday a majority of the Indiana Senate approved what could become one of the most expansive school voucher programs in the nation.
An Indiana House committee Friday barely passed an immigration reform bill, even after the bill’s most controversial provision had been removed.In a 6 to 5 vote along party lines, the House Public Policy Committee approved Senate Bill 590, which now moves to the full Indiana House for consideration
President Barack Obama returns to Washington on Friday with his re-election campaign a bit richer. The president attended three fundraising events Thursday evening in Chicago.Ticket prices topped out at $35,800, though they were as low as $100 at the largest event, on Navy Pier.
President Barack Obama returns home to Chicago Thursday to raise cash for his re-election campaign. The main fundraiser, taking place on Navy Pier, is being billed as the "fundraising kick-off" to the 2012 campaign.
Wisconsin’s public workers no longer have collective bargaining rights. Lawmakers stripped them away Thursday, and the move’s causing a firestorm in pro-labor circles. But Illinois’ neighbor to the north isn’t the only one seeing an epic battle over workers rights.