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On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on State Senator Karen Tallian announcing a bid to become the next Indiana Attorney General, the Indiana Teacher Pay Commission is hosting public meetings across the state, Michael Puente reports on a chemical spill in Portage and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Heather Ennis of the NWI Forum.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

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On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on Portage Assessor Jon Snyder, a former Gary technology chief  has been sentenced for computer thefts, Samantha Horton has details on General Motors investing millions of dollars in Fort Wayne, Hammond City Councilman Robert Markovich has been granted permission to contest his four-vote loss in the May 7 Democratic primary and Chris Nolte has a conversation Chris Nolte with Amari Victoria and Elisabeth Menning, organizers of the first annual NWI Pride event at the Lincoln Center in Highland.

The chairman of the governor’s commission on teacher compensation says Indiana got teacher pay right once, and can do it again, but it won’t be soon.

Senate lawmakers heard hours of testimony Thursday from teachers and education professionals urging the state to give schools, and ultimately teachers, more money

Hundreds of teachers and supporters of public education rallied at the statehouse Saturday to call for better pay and school funding, because many say the state isn’t doing enough.

Statehouse Democratic leaders Sen. Tim Lanane (D-Anderson), left, and Rep. Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne), right, say Republicans are "nibbling around the edges" to solve the state's problems. (Tyler Lake/WTIU)
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Statehouse Democrats say Republicans are only “nibbling around the edges” to solve the state’s problems.

House Republicans are proposing a budget with modest funding increases for schools, as well as some additional dollars they say should go to educators, but advocates say it still isn’t enough for meaningful boosts to teacher pay.

Governor Announces Teacher Pay Commission Members

Feb 12, 2019

A new state task force will study how Indiana can make teacher pay competitive with surrounding states. Gov. Eric Holcomb announced members for his Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission Tuesday.

A new report from a group of educators and advocates says the state needs to invest millions of dollars to fully address issues with teacher pay, and has recommended action they say is vital to reducing Indiana’s teacher shortage.

Gov. Eric Holcomb wants to free up $140 million for schools over the next two years as a way to potentially boost teacher pay.

The work of the 2019 legislative session began in earnest this week as the governor unveiled his budget, lawmakers debated a revenge porn bill, and hate crimes bill advocates launched a new coalition.