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Tipton County officials okay wind farm with conditions

by Cody Butler

March 21, 2013

The Tipton County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved the plans for the Prairie Breeze Wind Farm, as long as the company makes a few changes.  Juwi Wind’s application for a zoning variance was approved last night after an eight-hour meeting.   Tipton County Planning Commissioner Steve Edson says to build the wind farm, each wind... More »

Senate Education Committee considers school voucher expansion

by Brandon Smith

March 20, 2013

The Indiana Senate’s fiscal leader says legislation expanding the state’s school voucher system would create what he calls “cataclysmic change” … and possibly create questions about its constitutionality.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

House committee changes gaming bill

by Brandon Smith

March 20, 2013

An Indiana House committee today drastically changed legislation aimed at helping Indiana’s gaming industry.  Some say the changes make the bill much less effective.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Entrepreneur inspires Ball State students

by Sarah Phinney

March 19, 2013

An entrepreneur who began an international microlending site visited Ball State University Monday to encourage charity and innovation among students.  IPR’s Sarah Phinney reports. More »

Indiana’s January employment report

by Brandon Smith

March 18, 2013

Indiana’s private sector started the year off strong in January, adding jobs for the 19th consecutive month.  But, as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, state officials are disputing federal numbers that say the state’s unemployment rate rose in January. More »

Lawmakers polish bill for permanent outdoor stage rules

by Brandon Smith

March 15, 2013

A year and a half after the Indiana State Fair stage collapse, state lawmakers are ready to enact permanent rules aimed at preventing future tragedies at outdoor events.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Anderson City Council says no to annexation

by Payne Horning

March 15, 2013

After a meeting that lasted almost four hours, the Anderson City Council has said no to Mayor Kevin Smith’s proposal to annex more than 20 square miles around the city.  IPR’s Payne Horning reports. More »

Ball State students begin “Charity Miles” competition

by Stephanie Wiechmann

March 14, 2013

Beginning next week, Ball State is sponsoring a contest between other state universities to see who can walk, bike, or run the most miles for charity using a new phone app.  Running or biking in events for charity is not a new idea.  But Ball State student Chris Wilkey now uses the phone app Charity... More »

Indiana Democrats concerned about Healthy Indiana Plan Medicaid waiver

by Brandon Smith

March 14, 2013

Democratic lawmakers say they’re concerned the legislature is going to be left of out of decisions made about Indiana’s health insurance choices.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, House and Senate minority leaders sent a letter to the governor today asking if a special session might be necessary. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Head Start

by Elle Moxley

March 13, 2013

Low-income children and families will keep their Head Start placements despite a budget shortfall caused by automatic federal spending cuts.  Across the state program directors are looking for ways to reduce expenses that don’t involve cutting kids from the program.  But it’s likely only a temporary fix. As StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports, as many... More »

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