With nine days to go until lawmakers sine die, here are some items of interest you might want to keep tabs on.

House Republicans are tying the Governor’s Regional Cities Initiative to their road funding proposal.  (IBJ)

A proposal to give school districts more flexibility when it comes to teacher pay, which died in the Senate, has found new life in the House.  (Chalkbeat Indiana)

Governor Mike Pence has message for parents of students taking ISTEP. (Indy Politics Audio)

A federal judge has halted Pence administration efforts to halt the relocation of Syrian Refugees in Indiana.  (Indy Star)