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Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Pence speaks to BSU military crowd

by IPR News

June 9, 2011

Two days before officially kicking off a gubernatorial campaign, Congressman Mike Pence spoke with members of the Ball State University ROTC today.  Pence championed his primary issue of fiscal responsibility and debt reduction.  He says while the national debt is $14 trillion, the federal government needs to cut spending while still keeping its obligations. Pence... More »

Legislators choose topics for summer study committees

by IPR News

June 7, 2011

Indiana legislative leaders from both parties met at the Statehouse today to choose subjects for summer study committees.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Legislative Council Meeting More »

New Jobs in the Bag for Vera Bradley

by IPR News

June 7, 2011

(FORT WAYNE) – VERA BRADLEY PLANS TO EXPAND ITS PHYSICAL PLANT AND ADD MORE THAN 100 HIGH-PAYING JOBS.  COMPANY EXECUTIVES ASKED ALLEN COUNTY MONDAY FOR A TAX ABATEMENT ON NEARLY 1.2-MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF IMPROVEMENTS AND EQUIPMENT. THE NEW JOBS INCLUDE 11 MANAGEMENT POSITIONS AND 90 CLERICAL POSITIONS.  THE JOURNAL-GAZETTE REPORTS PAY LEVELS ARE TO... More »

New Smoking Ban Approved by Delaware County Commissioners

by IPR News

June 7, 2011

(MUNCIE) – DELAWARE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY MONDAY NIGHT TO APPROVE A NEW SMOKING BAN. THE BAN INCLUDES BARS AND OTHER FACILITIESS NOT INCLUDED IN THE 2006 RESTAURANT-SMOKING BAN. COMMISSIONERS TODD DONATI, DON DUNNUCK AND LARRY BLEDSOE HEARD OVER AN HOUR OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY BEFORE VOTING. THE BAN DOES HAVE ONE EXEMPTION FOR ELECTRONIC SMOKING... More »

Court hears Indiana Planned Parenthood case

by IPR News

June 6, 2011

Planned Parenthood and the state of Indiana each made their case in court today as a federal judge decides whether to halt legislation stripping funding from organizations providing abortions.  But the state Attorney General says part of the case doesn’t even belong in court.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — PPIN Court Hearing More »

Indiana tobacco prevention program merged with state health department

by IPR News

June 2, 2011

In 2003, the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation program had an annual budget of $33 million to reduce smoking in the state.  In less than a month, the program will close its doors and be merged with the state Department of Health.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports. Holland — ITPC Merged with State Health... More »

State education department holds summer meetings at failing schools

by IPR News

June 1, 2011

The state Department of Education will spend the summer holding public meetings at schools around Indiana in danger of a state takeover.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith was at Tuesday night’s meeting at Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis.  Smith — Failing School Public Meetings In the IPR listening area, a public meeting at Marion... More »

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