Bosma has no ethics (charges); The end of the teacher union as we know it?; and Indiana to feel the Berne

Bosma has no ethics (charges); The end of the teacher union as we know it?; and Indiana to feel the Berne

Complaint against Speaker Bosma dismissed by House Ethics Committee
The committee hired an outside attorney to investigate allegations that Bosma used campaign funds to dig up unflattering information about a former intern, who claims she had a sexual encounter with Bosma decades ago. (CBS 4 Indy)

Unfair Practice Negotiations Between Teachers, Employers Could Change Under Bill
A bill set to change how teachers, their union representatives and schools settle workplace disagreements advanced out of the House Education Committee Monday after much debate on how much privacy those conversations deserve. (The Statehouse File)

This bill was meant to check virtual schools. Now, lawmakers are watering it down again
Just weeks before the end of the legislative session, some of the stricter regulations on virtual charter schools were removed from a bill that lawmakers promised would rein in the controversial schools.(Chalkbeat)

Candidates for Elkhart mayor face off
Democratic candidates for Elkhart Mayor faced each other in a primary debate Monday evening at the Lerner Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom. (The Elkhart Truth)

Coleman views South Bend mayoral campaign as a chance for cultural shift
Lynn Coleman wants to change the culture of South Bend. He wants to do a lot more, too, but it’s rebuilding a lost sense of community across racial, economic and political lines that he thinks is critical to achieving his policy goals. (South Bend Tribune)

Bernie Sanders to stop in Indiana
Sanders will hold rallies in Madison, Wisconsin, Warren, Michigan and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He will also make additional stops in Indiana and Ohio. (Indiana Talks Network)

Eric Swalwell announces 2020 presidential bid
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell announced Monday that he is running for president, telling “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert that he believes the United States is in “quicksand” where Americans feel they are “running in place and it is not adding up to anything.” (CNN)

Tax refunds so far this year are down by $6 billion from 2018
Individual tax refunds this year have been only slightly smaller than last year, but those shortfalls are adding up. At the end of last month, the amount of money the government refunded was $6 billion below this time last year, according to IRS figures. (CBS News)

Republicans Are Warning Drug Companies Not To Cooperate With A Congressional Investigation
The House Oversight Committee is attempting to study how drug companies set prescription drug prices, but Republicans have warned the industry that it may be better for them not to cooperate. (Buzzfeednews)

Trump Wants to Bring Back ‘Large-Scale’ Family Separation
This may come as a shock, but it seems like the president didn’t really care that much about the welfare of migrant families. On Monday, NBC News reported that Trump “for months” has been trying to get his administration to reinstate “large-scale” family separation at the border. (Rolling Stone)

Randolph Alles is out as Trump’s Secret Service chief
An initial report from CNN cited multiple administration officials saying Trump had instructed his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to fire Alles. A source, who asked to remain anonymous to discuss Alles’ departure, told CNBC that the Secret Service chief had been asked to submit an exit plan 10 days ago. (CNBC)

Trump pushed to close El Paso border, told admin officials to resume family separations and agents not to admit migrants
President Donald Trump has been pushing to reinstate broader family separation policies and sought to close the US-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas, as his conflict with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen reached a boiling point. (CNN)

Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought
Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America. (WTHR)

3 US service members, contractor killed by Taliban in Afghanistan
U.S. forces in Afghanistan say three U.S. service members and a contractor have been killed in a roadside bombing near the main American air base in the country. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (Fox 59)

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