Political Notebook

  • Teachers union got A-F data early
    One mystery from the chaotic State Board of Education meeting Wednesday has been solved – how the Indiana State Teachers Association got hold of restricted A-F school grades.
  • ISTA receives data in advance
    One mystery from the chaotic State Board of Education meeting Wednesday has been solved -- how the Indiana State Teachers Association got embargoed A-F school grades.
  • Allen GOP donations 'off the charts'
    The Allen County Republican Party says it has raised a record amount of money – more than $485,000 – so far this year.
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Committee assignments abound

Northeast Indiana has gained a committee chairman in the Indiana House.

Rep. Rebecca Kubacki, R-Syracuse, will head the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee. Issues this committee has dealt with in the past include child support, family law and child protection.

Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, will be back as chairman of the Insurance Committee and Rep. Dave Wolkins,R-WinonaLake, continues to chair the Environmental Affairs Committee.

Several area House members – including a few newcomers - have been tapped as vice chairmen of committees as well. They are:

  • Rep. Ben Smaltz, R-Auburn – Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development.
  • Rep. Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne– Environmental Affairs.
  • Rep. Dave Ober, R-Albion – Employment, Labor and Pensions.
  • Rep. Martin Carbaugh, R-FortWayne– Insurance.
  • Rep. Kathy Heuer, R-ColumbiaCity– Local Government.
  • Wolkins – Select Committee on Government Reduction.
To contact Niki Kelly email her at nkelly@jg.net or follow her on Twitter @nkellyatJG.

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