From State Impact, by John O’Connor
Bennett admits using state resources for his 2012 reelection campaign. But Bennett was also clears of any ethics violations related to changes he sought to Indiana’s school grading formula in 2011.
Emails showed Bennett, A Republican, asked staff to adjust the state formula after learning an Indiana charter school would receive a lower than expected grade. The school was founded by a prominent political donor who favored Republicans in statewide races.
The settlement would help provide clearer rules about allowed use of state resources, Bennett said in a statement.