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Approved pre-K expansion bill moves successfully through both chambers

INDIANAPOLIS – On the final day of the 2017 legislative session, the Senate approved a measure to expand prekindergarten education in Indiana. The conference committee report on House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1004 included language to limit the expansion of the pre-K pilot program from all 92 Indiana counties to just 15 additional counties, among other [...]

2017-04-21T20:18:05+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

Melton resolution to study school financial crises across the state approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville) offered Senate Resolution (SR) 56 on the Senate floor urging the General Assembly to study how school district financial conditions are analyzed and monitored. Sen. Melton released the following statement after the resolution’s passage: “I offered this resolution because school corporations across the state, ranging from [...]

2017-04-19T16:56:06+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

Governor signs Sen. Melton’s first bill into law

INDIANAPOLIS – On Thursday, Governor Eric Holcomb signed Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 475 into law. SEA 475, authored by State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville), would require the State Board of Education to amend its rule stating that developmental delay is a disability only identifiable for students between the ages of three and five years. It [...]

2017-04-20T10:57:22+00:00 April 17th, 2017|

Op-Ed: Melton believes revenue forecast shows room for strategic investment

Yesterday, the Indiana Budget Committee met to receive the updated revenue estimates provided in December of 2016 by the Revenue Technical Forecast Committee. These projected revenues are used to determine the revenue available to fund the state’s biennial budget. The state’s combined balances act as a safety net in the case of an economic downturn, [...]

2017-04-13T14:32:40+00:00 April 13th, 2017|

House committee approves amended Gary schools proposal

INDIANAPOLIS – On the verge of committee report deadlines, a proposal co-authored by State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville) was approved with amendments by the House Ways and Means Committee on Monday. Senate Bill (SB) 567 was amended to include Muncie Community Schools, along with the Gary Community School Corporation (GCSC), as a distressed political subdivision. [...]

2017-04-04T09:22:03+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|

Two proposals unanimously approved, successful day for freshman legislator

INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, two proposals offered by freshman legislator, State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville), were unanimously approved. Senate Bill (SB) 475 would require the State Board of Education to amend its rule stating that developmental delay is a disability only identifiable for students between the ages of three and five years. It would change [...]

2017-03-29T19:51:32+00:00 March 29th, 2017|

Melton school debt proposal approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, a proposal authored by State Senator Luke Kenley and co-authored by State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville) was approved by the Senate unanimously. Senate Bill (SB) 196 comes as a response to Standard and Poor, a national credit rating agency, threatening to downgrade Indiana’s school bond rating due to the state’s current [...]

2017-02-28T14:37:06+00:00 February 28th, 2017|

Melton responds to failed pre-K amendments

INDIANAPOLIS – On Monday, State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville) released the following statement after Senate Democrats failed to pass four amendments to Senate Bill (SB) 276 concerning the expansion of prekindergarten education throughout the state. The amendments aimed to increase funding for prekindergarten and make early childhood education available to more children in Indiana. “It [...]

2017-02-27T19:31:01+00:00 February 27th, 2017|

Melton developmental delay legislation passes out of Senate

INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Bill (SB) 475 passed on third reading today unanimously, officially clearing the Senate. SB 475, authored by State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville), would require the State Board of Education to amend its rule stating that developmental delay is a disability only identifiable for students between the ages of three and five years. [...]

2017-02-24T08:33:33+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|

Melton: Victory for Hoosiers after superintendent selection bill fails in Senate

INDIANAPOLIS – Freshman legislator State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville) released the following statement after Senate Bill (SB) 179 failed to pass the Senate floor by a vote of 23-26 on Monday. SB 179 would have made the State Superintendent of Public Instruction a governor-appointed position, rather than a publicly-elected one. “This is the only single-issue office [...]

2017-02-21T11:22:38+00:00 February 20th, 2017|