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Ball State study questions effectiveness of tax abatements
“The main thing in attracting new business to Indiana is not incentives...," says IEDC regional director
Monday, July 21, 2014
COMMENTARY: Expiring term heightens the urgency of one lawmaker's push for reform
Indiana is one of only five states that specifically prohibits colleges from charging in-state tuition to undocumented students or bars them from attending public college
Monday, July 21, 2014
OPINION: State taxes and a slowing economy
State income taxes are a good place to try to begin understanding state economic performance
Monday, July 21, 2014
Bumper crop? Indiana corn farmers hopeful that good weather lasts
Corn that was shoulder-high around the Fourth of July will spend the rest of the summer filling out the kernels, a process  dependent on getting ideal rainfall
Monday, July 21, 2014
OPINION: Tax simplification is no simple matter
Eye on the pie
Monday, July 21, 2014
Many freshman students not paying sticker price at Purdue University
Of the 7,602 first-year students, 47 percent received some a grant or scholarship last fall, totaling more than $32.6 million.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Indiana lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Gaming study may be last chance to save Indiana casino industry
At stake is an industry generating more than $1 billion a year in taxes and fees for the state and local governments
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Community impact from Indiana's sentencing reform in question
County jails may be faced with overpopulation as a result of sentencing reform
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Local convenience stores live with Indiana's cold-beer ban
Federal judge upholds rule that only liquor stores can sell chilled beer
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Changes coming to the Hoosier health market
New entrants in the exchange mean some Hoosiers could buy cheaper plans than they have now
Sunday, July 20, 2014
EDITORIAL: State surplus comes at expense of Hoosiers' well-being
Sunday, July 20, 2014
EDITORIAL: Indiana's ethics laws in need of reform
Sunday, July 20, 2014
EDITORIAL: Confrontation is the better option
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Hoosiers warming to parts of health care law, study finds
Females, non-whites, Democrats and insured people were more likely to have a general favorable attitude toward health care reform
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Ball State addresses 'incapacitated sex assaults'
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Cost of pork heading up because of virus that doesn't threaten humans
USDA recently announced approval for a vaccine
Friday, July 18, 2014
Tropicana Evansville outperformed gambling competitors in June 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
EDITORIAL: Efforts to minimize Indiana schools chief a slap at voters
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Pollinators on the decline in Indiana and the United States
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
EDITORIAL: Indiana should meet all obligations related to tobacco funds
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
EDITORIAL: Legal marriages should be honored
Gov. Pence declaration creates ‘State of Limbo’
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Retiring state biologist credited with restoring Indiana's bald eagle population
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop
Monday, July 14, 2014
Health care settings accommodate obese population
That means sturdier waiting room chairs, wider wheelchairs and floor-mounted toilet bowls
Monday, July 14, 2014
Towns can apply for cultural district certification
Monday, July 14, 2014
COMMENTARY: Road to funding Indiana highways jammed
Governor’s panel calls for broad interstate changes, replacement for crumbling revenue streams
Monday, July 14, 2014
OPINION: Indiana gets a small business ranking
Complaints about high taxes might simply mean that local government isn't delivering sufficient quality for the cost of government
Monday, July 14, 2014
EDITORIAL: Infighting suggests need for one Indiana school chief
Monday, July 14, 2014
Federal prosecutor Joseph Hogsett resigning from post effective July 31
Monday, July 14, 2014
Indiana Smoke Free Air Law enacted two years ago has made air cleaner for many
Smoking still allowed in bars, taverns, tobacco retails shops, cigar bars, hookah bars, state-licensed gaming facilities, licensed horse track facilities and membership clubs
Monday, July 14, 2014
OPINION: Private sector option for safer streets
Eye on the pie
Monday, July 14, 2014
Indiana's broken mental health system taxes Howard County jail
With budget cuts and dwindling mental-health services, jail has become the largest mental-health facility in north central Indiana
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Blue ribbon transportation commission asks Indiana Legislature to raise taxes
No money to pay for upgrading state's aging roads and bridges
Sunday, July 13, 2014
EDITORIAL: Dysfunctional relationship with schools chief doesn't bode well for potential Pence presidency
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Mooresville family still battling to clear meth from house, return home
The typical home inspection does not include a test for methamphetamine
Sunday, July 13, 2014
EDITORIAL: Gaping loopholes in state ethics rules
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Law intended to provide criminals a fresh start draws mixed reviews
Sex crimes, crimes involving serious injury or death and those committed by public officials are not eligible for expungement
Sunday, July 13, 2014
EDITORIAL: Sen. Banks walks the walk
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Steel dumpers could face tariffs as high as 118 percent
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Indiana's probation standards revised for first time since 2001
“The whole goal is rehabilitation to prevent future crime..."
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Elkhart County in running for preschool funding
Saturday, July 12, 2014
The dairy days: Dubois County seeing ties to agriculture disappear
"People are realizing it’s a lot easier to just sell corn instead of trying to raise dairy cows"
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Indiana's director of homeland security sees unmanned systems' potential
Friday, July 11, 2014
Feds relent: Military to restore equipment program for fire departments
Friday, July 11, 2014
Ethics panel approves safeguards as top INDOT official seeks job with contractor
State ethics rules require a one-year “cooling-off” period before state employees can take a job with a company whose contracts they administered or negotiated while employed by the state
Friday, July 11, 2014
Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann trip pushes Indiana to the world
Pence will embark on his third foreign mission, this one to the United Kingdom
Friday, July 11, 2014
Detour ahead: Commission turns in 'wish list' for future Indiana road, bridge work
Thursday, July 10, 2014
State transportation panel ranks I-69 bridge over Ohio River as high-priority project
State faces funding crisis because of falling Indiana gasoline taxes as cars become more efficient
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Legal experts: Pence decision complicates status of recent same-sex marriages
“Those marriages just didn’t evaporate because a stay went into effect; they haven’t been nullified,” IU law professor says
Thursday, July 10, 2014






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