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Holcomb: Too many Hoosiers unprepared for jobs of the future
Also declared his support for a proposed balanced budget amendment to the Indiana constitution
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Ignoring state audits could cost local governments under Indiana Senate bill
Would allow the state to hold back budget approval until a local unit comes into compliance
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
EDITORIAL: State schools chief should be chosen by the people
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Numerous 2017 bills introduced that could impact local schools
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Porter County legislator aims to raise the speed limit for trucks on rural interstates
Indiana is one of five states that require trucks on rural interstates to travel at slower speeds than cars
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
OPINION: Who really pays taxes?
Almost all of the deeply held beliefs many folks have about the fairness of a particular tax or the impact of tax cuts or tax increases are mistaken
Monday, January 16, 2017
Indiana lawmakers seek to press forward with balanced budget amendment
State's constitution already restricts the state from taking on debt
Monday, January 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: 'No-coffee' law needed in Indiana
Monday, January 16, 2017
South Bend mayor uses 'Hoosierness' in bid to mend broken party
Monday, January 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Give us your best, Gov. Holcomb
Monday, January 16, 2017
Indiana gasoline tax increase might hurt fuel stops
Prices could push people to border, Convenience Store Association says
Monday, January 16, 2017
Hoosiers encouraged to reduce their carbon footprints
Simple lifestyle changes can help the environment
Monday, January 16, 2017
OPINION: Surprise! Indiana has a drug problem
Eye on the pie
Monday, January 16, 2017
Nearly 300 Indiana cities and towns have lost population over last 15 years
Fort Wayne, Carmel, Fishers, Indianapolis, Noblesville and Westfield are responsible for more than 50 percent of all the population growth in Indiana between 2000 and 2015
Sunday, January 15, 2017
COMMENTARY: 'A dangerous time for store-based retail'
Retailers rethink sites as 2016 holiday sales dip, online profits grow
Sunday, January 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Inevitably, we're going to be paying more to drive in Indiana
Sunday, January 15, 2017
New administration and Congress leadership renews target on Planned Parenthood funding
Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, said the furor over defunding the organization is based on a false premise
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Indiana's vape laws send customers underground
“We have a lot of customers that will go over to Illinois to buy juice," says co-founder of Lafayette's Fog Foundry
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Chicago a good bet for NWI's casinos and Indiana tax coffers
Among the nine full-fledged casinos that count guest admissions, Northwest Indiana's four bring in 61 percent of the total
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Activists push back against proposed Hoosier abortion ban
House Bill 1134 would change Indiana code to reflect life beginning as soon as a human egg is fertilized
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Indianapolis lawmaker says higher consent age will help police battle sex crimes
"Pimps and predators are preying on young people who are 16 and 17, because they know the law," Rep. Karlee Macer says
Thursday, January 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Vaccination commission unnecessary
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Holcomb budget maintains surplus, funds South Shore project
Declare his support for a 20-year road funding plan sought by many in the General Assembly
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
New state school superintendent will preside over State Board of Education
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
No East Central Indiana school districts earn 'A' rating in latest scoring
Only 8 percent in state get highest scores compared to nearly 50 percent previous year
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
COMMENTARY: We have met the enemy and he is us -- officially
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Indiana lawmakers want to protect student journalists
Could limit how much principals and superintendents could censor student newspapers and publications
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Indiana local governments could raise food/beverage taxes under House bill
They could implement their own tax so long as it’s approved by local governing boards after a public hearing
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb's initial ideas would move the state in right direction
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Erase the haze for a healthier community
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
New Indiana secretary of commerce will have an international role
Will concentrate on state's three biggest trading partners: Japan, the U.K. and Germany
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Some Democrat lawmakers question governor's push to appoint schools chief
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Dubois County and South Bend included in Launch Indiana entrepreneurship program
Its mission is to increase the number of innovation-driven enterprises through membership and education
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
New Hoosier Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch to focus on state policy
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Holcomb sworn in as governor, vows to move Indiana forward
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
EDITORIAL: Coats brings sound judgment to Trump team
Monday, January 9, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana schools chief should be elected, not appointed
Monday, January 9, 2017
COMMENTARY: Tighter ethics rules still not strict enough for some Hoosier lawmakers
Sen. Mike Delph' bill  would ban all gifts from lobbyists or their employers, including food and drink, to individual legislators and their families
Monday, January 9, 2017
Endangered jobs of 2024: Automation behind most projected employment losses
Monday, January 9, 2017
OPINION: Indiana's tax base dwindles
It is astonishing that despite a growing economy, the state has a tax system that cannot meet its future needs due to entirely predictable problems
Monday, January 9, 2017
Indiana DNR targets gypsy moths at Purdue
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Indiana Senate Bill 85 seeks TIF refund for schools
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Proposed Indiana bill aims to prevent meningitis on Hoosier campuses
While rare, meningococcal outbreaks usually occur in community settings and spread via saliva by kissing or coughing
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Questions surround Indiana's prison health care contract
Officials don't explain delay in long-term deal
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Proposed Indiana rules seek to curb fake service dogs
Sen. Jean Leising wants clearer lines between working dogs trained to aid the disabled and pets whose clinging owners are slipping through loopholes in federal disability law
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Partnership makes progress in reviewing public efficiency in Terre Haute, Vigo County
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Middle class shrinking across Northwest Indiana, state
Michigan City-LaPorte and Fort Wayne metro areas post 11 percent declines 2000-2014
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Hoosiers improve two spots in United Health Foundation rankings, from 41st to 39th
Report says state saw a decrease in smoking, obesity and child poverty in 2016
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Preschool advocates urge 'aggressive' action from lukewarm lawmakers
Want $50 million spent annually on pre-K, which Bosma calls a “difficult lift” this session
Friday, January 6, 2017
COMMENTARY: Whether it's 'accidental' or 'on-purpose' Hauteans, community needs more
Survey ranks Indiana as the 37th least-moved-to state
Friday, January 6, 2017






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