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Lawsuits aim to overturn right-to-work law

by Brandon Smith

July 20, 2012

The fight over Right to Work legislation dominated the first half of the Indiana General Assembly’s last session.  With the bill now law, the battle has shifted from the Statehouse to the courtroom.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Indiana’s June employment report is in

by Brandon Smith

July 20, 2012

Indiana’s unemployment rate went up a tenth of a percent in June, the first time in three months it has increased.  And as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, one economist says it’s a sign of things to come. More »

StateImpact: Dropouts

by Kyle Stokes

July 19, 2012

Teams of volunteers and school employees are combing the neighborhoods of Indianapolis this summer trying to convince students who have left the public schools to come back.  It’s the second year of Indianapolis Public Schools effort to lure back students who failed to graduate in the district with the state’s biggest dropout problem.  But as... More »

The role of gender in state Supreme Court semi-finalists

by Brandon Smith

July 19, 2012

The list of potential replacements for outgoing Indiana Supreme Court Justice Frank Sullivan is smaller as ten semi-finalists have been named.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, some are concerned about the gender balance of those finalists. More »

Indianapolis wants to host another Super Bowl

by Marianne Holland

July 18, 2012

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is ready for another Super Bowl in Indianapolis.  Today, he announced that the city will put in a bid to host the game in 2018.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports. More »

Judge rules in Indiana and IBM lawsuits

by Sharon Alseth

July 18, 2012

The judge who heard counter-lawsuits filed by the state of Indiana and IBM says neither party deserved to win.  He issued a ruling on the cases today.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Sharon Alseth reports. More »

Muncie mayor summarizes state of city

by Stephanie Wiechmann

July 17, 2012

Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler gave a state of the city address to business leaders this afternoon, where he talked about the city’s progress since January.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Politicians talk about link between jobs and education

by Stephanie Wiechmann

July 17, 2012

As Indiana Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence hosts a job fair in Muncie today, Hoosier politicians are talking about an educated workforce as a tool to economic recovery.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Potential change in Indiana House Democrat leadership

by Indiana Public Broadcasting

July 16, 2012

Some Indiana House Democrats say there is increasing frustration about the way their caucus is being led and that growing unrest could leave Pat Bauer out as leader.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Meanwhile, Republicans in the Indiana House say if Democrats choose to replace Pat Bauer as the leader of their caucus, it... More »

Little name recognition for Democratic statewide candidates

by Brandon Smith

July 16, 2012

State Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett are running for reelection in November.  And as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, one political analyst says most Hoosiers don’t know who their Democratic opponents are. More »

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