Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary)

Health care executive and former Indiana State Health Commissioner Woody Myers is set to announce Wednesday that he’s running for governor.

Melton To Explore Gubernatorial Run

Jun 4, 2019
Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) will explore a run for governor. (FILE PHOTO: Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) will announce Tuesday evening he’s exploring a bid for governor.

Melton is the first Democrat to take formal steps towards a 2020 gubernatorial run.

A national early education research group says On My Way Pre-K no longer meets its definition of a state-funded program. The group says the program’s work and education requirements for parents move Indiana in the wrong direction.

More children would qualify for state-funded preschool under a proposal lawmakers on the Senate education committee approved Wednesday.

Members of the Indiana House Republican Caucus present their 2019 legislative agenda. (Steve Burns/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

Indiana House Republicans will prioritize driving more dollars to the classroom to help boost teacher pay this legislative session. The caucus rolled out its 2019 legislative agenda Monday.

A pair of Gary lawmakers is calling for the state to end its contract with the group running the financially distressed Gary Community Schools Corporation.