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Indiana lawmakers meet for special session Monday

Indiana lawmakers will be back at the Statehouse Monday. A special session will take action on a handful of bills that died in March.

Posted: May 13, 2018 11:28 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — Indiana lawmakers will be back at the Statehouse Monday. A special session will take action on a handful of bills that died in March.

A GOP-dominated legislative panel has signed off on five bills. One of them is a measure to provide $5 million for fiscal year 2019 for Indiana's Secured School Fund.

Lawmakers said that extra money would go directly toward making schools safer.

Indiana Democratic Party Chair John Zody said Indiana's public schools are under threat. He blames Republican lawmakers for not giving enough funding.

"That goes into school safety," Zody said. "That goes into quality of the facilities and the services that teachers are providing. Our teachers in Indiana are paid way too low. So, it's a global issue with public education and school safety is among those."

The goal is to address all five measures in the one day special session.

Gov. Eric Holcomb said he expects lawmakers can accomplish it.

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