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Gary Superintendent Says Schools Likely To Close

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February 20 2014

Gary Public Schools are looking at ways to close a $12 million budget gap and deal with declining enrollment. Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt said they are beginning the process of closing schools, including, potentially, Lew Wallace High School. The superintendent also talked about some long-term issues like reclaiming Gary Roosevelt from the turnaround operator.

Host Steve Walsh also talked to the author of a bill aimed at preventing job discrimination among veterans is passing through the General Assembly.

We also look at the future of legalized marijuana with Sen. Karen Tallian and a former Colorado lawmaker.

We’ll dive a little deeper into a program that tries to catch heroin dealers, when their clients overdose.

Guests include:

Cheryl Pruitt, Gary Community School superintendent

Rep. Martin Carbaugh, R-Fort Wayne

Sen. Karen Tallian

Claire Levy Executive Director Colorado Center on Law and Policy

Guy Baker spokesman for the DEA in Northwest Indiana



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