Children file class action lawsuit against Holcomb and DCS; Teachers organize pay protest; and It’s Mueller Time

Children file class action lawsuit against Holcomb and DCS; Teachers organize pay protest; and It’s Mueller Time

Children file class action lawsuit against Indiana Department of Child Services, Governor Holcomb
A group of children filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday morning against Governor Eric Holcomb, the Indiana Department of Child Services and its director Terri Stigdon alleging Indiana is failing in its duty to protect more than 22,000 children in the state’ child welfare system. (WRTV 6)

Lanane responds to lawsuit against governor, DCS
“The Senate Democratic Caucus has fought for years to make our most vulnerable children in the Department of Child Services a priority in this state. It comes as no surprise that the children are now forced to take action on their own to force the adults in this state to do right by them due to the obstacles we have faced in these same efforts. (Indiana Talks Network)

Teachers organize pay protest at training conference for education employees
At least 60 teachers in bright red shirts confronted Indiana school administrators outside of a conference to demand higher pay and greater funding for the state’s traditional public schools. (Chalkbeat)

Tuition Costs Continue To Rise In Indiana
The State Budget Committee heard testimony Monday from state universities that are increasing tuition in the coming academic year. (The Statehouse File)

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Mueller to testify publicly on July 17following a subpoena
Robert Mueller will testify before Congress on July 17 after House Democrats issued a subpoena for his appearance, a move that paves the way for a reluctant special counsel to answer questions publicly for the first time about his 22-month investigation into President Donald Trump. (CNN)

Illinois governor legalizes marijuana
Illinois has become the latest state to legalize marijuana. The state’s new Democratic governor signed a bill Tuesday legalizing the use of the drug. Gov. JB Pritzker campaigned on the issue and the Illinois General Assembly passed a law legalizing and regulating production on May 31. (ABC News)

Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children
The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the agency’s stations in Texas. (Yahoo News)

1st living Iraq War vet given Medal of Honor
President Donald Trump on Tuesday awarded the nation’s highest military honor to an Iraq War veteran who took on an insurgent stronghold and allowed members of his platoon to move to safety during heavy fighting in Fallujah. (Journal Gazette)

U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m Not Going To The F**king White House’
Megan Rapinoe, co-captain of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, has no plans to visit President Donald Trump at the White House if the squad wins the Women’s World Cup now underway (HuffPost)

Home sales tumble 7.8% in May
Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 7.8% in May, as sales plunged in the pricier Northeastern and Western markets. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000 in May, down from 679,000 in April. During the first five months of the year, purchases of new homes have fallen 3.7% compared to the same period in 2018. (Journal Gazette)

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