Public Education

Why Is Public Education Being Sabotaged? Follow the Money. (Education Part 2)

What happens when people in charge of public education funding believe that it is a monopoly that needs to be broken up? What happens when the people who set education policy in our state believe that variances in student ability are overcome with good teaching, and that student test scores will be able to accurately …

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The Indiana Legislature’s Failing Grade in Support of Public Education (Part 1)

When nearly 20,000 public education advocates demonstrated at the Capitol building last November, several legislators, including Ed Soliday, were puzzled, considering that the budget that had been passed the previous April included additional spending for education. While funding is part of the reason those demonstrators were there, several other issues in education, particularly public education, …

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prescription drug prices

This Week In the Legislature: Soliday Votes Against Controlling Prescription Drug Costs

Every now and then, the Indiana state legislature has the opportunity to do the right thing for the citizens of our state. One of the on-going issues in our state (and in our country) is the increasing cost of prescription drugs. An Amendment to HB 1042 currently working its way through the legislature would have …

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This Week In the Legislature: Soliday’s “Coal Lifeline” HB 1414 Is a Bad Bet for Hoosiers

HB 1414 was introduced by Representative Ed Soliday, and passed to the full house along a party line vote of 9-4 on Wednesday. It provides that no public utility may shut down or reduce production at a coal-burning power plant without first getting permission from the state regulatory commission, unless the federal government or a …

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