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Next state budget dominates legislative preview

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November 15, 2010

The next Indiana state budget dominated a legislative preview by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in Indianapolis today.  The Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute forecasts the state will have about thirteen and a half billion dollars of revenue… but up to fourteen and a half billion dollars of obligatory expenses.  State legislators will need to make... More »

Anderson schools chief calls for union cooperation to avoid state takeover of district

by IPR News

November 15, 2010

The superintendent of Anderson Community Schools says the teachers’ union must work together with school administrators to avoid a state takeover of the district.  In a memo to staff last Friday, Dr. Felix Chow says at the current agreement with the Anderson Federation of Teachers, district administrators forecast “a financial meltdown by December 2012.”  He... More »

Indiana Court of Appeals on the road

by IPR News

November 15, 2010

The Indiana Court of Appeals is hitting the road to hear a case Tuesday at an Indianapolis high school.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Sharon Alseth reports. Alseth — Appeals Court For more stories from Indiana Public Broadcasting, please visit their news blog. More »

Gov. Daniels on another trade mission to Asia

by IPR News

November 12, 2010

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is in Asia again this week, promoting the Hoosier state to overseas companies.  On Thursday, Daniels met with representatives of two large Chinese auto manufacturers in Hangzhou.  One is already working with Indiana-based EnerDel.  The other just acquired Volvo.  During the visit, Daniels spoke positively about the U.S. and China connection.... More »

Veterans’ Day 2010

by IPR News

November 11, 2010

Wiechmann — Veterans’ Day 2010 SOUND:  21 gun salute and TAPS fade down… An honor guard salutes fallen veterans on the Ball State campus. Indiana is remembering those Hoosiers who served in the armed forces today with events all across the state. According to the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs, nearly 550,000 Hoosiers are military... More »

Henry County passes countywide smoking ban

by IPR News

November 11, 2010

Henry County is the latest Indiana municipality to pass a smoking ban for public places.  The Henry County Commissioners approved the countywide ban on Wednesday night.  Three exceptions to the ban are bars, bingo halls, and private clubs.  Bars have to meet four strict requirements to be exempted — they have to hold a state-issued... More »

Anderson volunteers demolish house for city

by IPR News

November 10, 2010

Anderson city officials are praising several local excavating businesses that came together and voluntarily tore down a Walnut Street house – at no cost to the city.  Department of Municipal Development Director Michael Widing says the burned-out house at 1616 Walnut Street has plagued the block for years.  Crews have been at work since November... More »

Nebraska doctor to open abortion clinic in Indianapolis

by IPR News

November 10, 2010

A Nebraska abortion doctor tells an Omaha television station that he will open three out-of-state abortion clinics by January … including one in Indiana.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports. Holland — Indianapolis Abortion Clinic The proposed Indianapolis clinic replaces the services of an existing clinic. For more stories from Indiana Public Broadcasting, please visit... More »

Indiana beverage group wants to ban alcoholic energy drinks

by IPR News

November 10, 2010

The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers is asking the state to ban high-alcohol, high-energy drinks being sold by Hoosier stores… and asking their members to pull the drinks off the shelves now.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports. Holland — Ban on Alcoholic Energy Drinks? For more stories from Indiana Public Broadcasting, please visit their... More »

Vectren CEO talks clean coal and jobs with students

by IPR News

November 9, 2010

The CEO of the Indiana-based energy company Vectren talked up clean coal energy and job creation to students on the Ball State University campus today.  As a Miller College of Business executive-in-residence, Carl Chapman says Americans use one quarter of the world’s energy – with only five percent of its population.  Chapman spent most of... More »

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