Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) Melton To Explore Gubernatorial Run By Brandon Smith • Jun 4, 2019 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. Does Indiana Have A State-Funded Pre-K Program? National Group Doesn't Think So By Jeanie Lindsay • Apr 23, 2019 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. Senate Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill To Qualify More Children For On My Way Pre-K By Jeanie Lindsay • Jan 23, 2019 More children would qualify for state-funded preschool under a proposal lawmakers on the Senate education committee approved Wednesday. House Republicans, Black Caucus Unveil Their 2019 Legislative Agendas By Brandon Smith • Jan 7, 2019 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. Gary Lawmakers Call For New School Emergency Management Contract By Jeanie Lindsay • Dec 4, 2018 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.