INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An Indiana house committee's proposal for the creation of a high quality pre-kindergarten voucher pilot program passed Thursday.
The proposed pilot program could offer schools a chance to provide an early educational start to children in poverty.
"Early education programs are vital to a child's future," bill author Rep. Behning (R-Indianapolis) said in a press release. "This proposal is the right thing to do for our children, and I hope we continue the fight to give them the best opportunities."
The bill passed through the House Education Committee with a 10-2 vote. Mike Niland, press secretary for the Indiana House of Representatives said Friday that a decision has not been made on the bill's next step.
Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R- Evansville) coauthored the bill.
An Anderson apartment complex will be demolished after a fire broke out at the building Thursday.
A Boston-based company is pushing ahead with a $12 million project to retrofit and reactivate a long-idle hydroelectric power plant in southern Indiana.
Someone has again anonymously dropped a gold Krugerrand coin into a Salvation Army red kettle in a central Indiana city.