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Rokita Says Feds Should Follow Indiana’s Example

by IPR News

January 26, 2011

(WASHINGTON, D-C) – INDIANA‘S FOURTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN SAYS WASHINGTON SHOULD USE INDIANA AS ITS EXAMPLE. TODD ROKITA SAYS THE PRESIDENT‘S PROPOSAL IN HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TO FREEZE DISCRETIONARY SPENDING DOESN‘T GO FAR ENOUGH. ROKITA SAYS THE PRESIDENT IS ONLY FREEZING ONE THIRD OF THE SPENDING. ROKITA‘S PLAN? TO NOT ONLY GO BACK... More »

Hoosiers Headed Home After Helping With Gulf Restoration

by IPR News

January 26, 2011

(UNDATED) – THE NATURE CONSERVANCY’S INDIANA STAFF IS HEADED BACK HOME AFTER PARTICIPATING IN GULF RESTORATION EFFORTS IN ALABAMA. THE VOLUNTEERS SPENT THE WEEKEND PASSING 23,000 BAGS OF OYSTER SHELLS FROM LAND TO SHALLOW WATER IN AN ASSEMBLY LINE FASHION TO CREATE THE FOUNDATION FOR OYSTER REEFS TO GROW. STATE DIRECTOR MARY MCCONNELL SAYS OYSTER... More »

Blood Supplies Hurt by Bad Weather

by IPR News

January 26, 2011

(FORT WAYNE) – THE RECENT ONSLAUGHT OF WNITER WEATHER IN INDIANA HAS FROZEN THE BLOOD SUPPLY IN CENTRAL AND NORTHERN INDIANA. THE INDIANA-OHIO BLOOD SERVICES REGION OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, WHICH COVERS THE TOP HALF OF THE STATE, REPORTS THE STORES OF 0-NEGATIVE BLOOD ARE REACHING CRITICAL LEVELS. THE INDIANA-OHIO REGION PROVIDES BLOOD TO... More »

December 2010 Unemployment Report

by IPR News

January 25, 2011

Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 9.5 percent for December.  That’s the lowest jobless figure for the Hoosier state since early 2009, but is a tenth of a percent higher than the national rate.  Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development says private sector jobs declined this month, but overall, the state has added 36,400  private sector jobs... More »

Government savings discussed at Statehouse

by IPR News

January 25, 2011

The first meeting of a new House committee Tuesday produced a number of suggestions for how to save money in local and state government.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Stan Jastrzebski reports. Jastrzebski — Government Savings Meeting More »

Storm Sewer Consolidation Proposed for Kokomo

by IPR News

January 25, 2011

(KOKOMO) – STATE ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICIALS RECOMMEND KOKOMO AND HOWARD COUNTY CONSOLIDATE THEIR STORM WATER SYSTEMS WITH THE COUNTY OVERSEEING ALL OPERATIONS. THE COUNTY‘S MS4 PROGRAM HAS RECEIVED HIGH MARKS FROM THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT WHILE THE CITY‘S AUDITS HAVE COME BACK MARGINAL OR UNSATISFACTORY. CITY AND COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY A POSSIBLE MERGER HAD... More »

Indiana Recruiting “Illinoyed” Businesses

by IPR News

January 25, 2011

(UNDATED) – INDIANA HAS LAUNCHED ANOTHER PHASE OF ITS AMBITIOUS MARKETING EFFORT TO CONVINCE ILLINOIS COMPANIES UPSET ABOUT HIGHER TAXES TO CROSS THE STATE LINE. IT HAS ROLLED OUT AN ONLINE AD CAMPAIGN AND WEBSITE ASKING IF THE COMPANIES ARE “ILLINNOYED” BY THE HIKES IN ILLINOIS‘ CORPORATE AND PERSONAL INCOME TAXES. (From Network Indiana) More »

Vice President Biden to Visit Greenfield, Wednesday

by IPR News

January 25, 2011

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS COMING TO INDIANA. BIDEN WILL TRAVEL TO GREENFIELD ON WEDNESDAY TO VISIT ENER1. THE ADVANCED LITHIM-ION BATTERY SYSTEM COMPANY RECEIVED A $118-POINT-5 MILLION DOLLAR RECOVERY ACT GRANT TO EXPAND PRODUCTION TO MAKE MORE BATTERIES FOR HYBRID AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES. THE VICE PRESIDENT WILL TALK WITH WORKERS ABOUT HOW THE OBAMA... More »

Morehead State Breaks BSU Win Streak

by IPR News

January 25, 2011

Morehead State rallied from 10 points down at the half, to beat Ball State 50-48 Monday night at Worthen Arena. The Cardinals seven-game winning streak is now history. Jarrod Jones scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds for the Cards. Next up for the 13-and-5 Cardinals is a Thursday evening return to Mid-American Conference play,... More »

Smoking ban exemptions added in Indiana House

by IPR News

January 24, 2011

The state’s proposed smoking ban would now exempt some veteran’s establishments and small bars under changes made on the floor of the Indiana House.  Though he told bill co-author Charlie Brown he was not aware of the specifics of smoking bans in place in Michigan and Illinois, Pleasant Lake Republican Dick Dodge sounded a familiar... More »

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