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White eligibility problems could allow Republicans to lose ballot line

by IPR News

April 20, 2011

Secretary of State Charlie White’s legal battle over his eligibility to serve could affect all Indiana Republicans.  The State Recount Commission is considering whether White was ineligible to run last year because his voter registration listed an incorrect address.  If White is disqualified, current law would make runner-up Democrat Vop Osili the new Secretary of... More »

Indiana unemployment drops to 8.5 percent

by IPR News

April 19, 2011

Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent last month.  That’s below the nation’s average jobless rate.  Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Mark Everson says the new rate means this is the first time since 1993 that Indiana’s unemployment rate has fallen by a full percentage point within a three-month period.  December’s jobless rate was... More »

Indiana Senate considers presidential qualification law

by IPR News

April 19, 2011

The Indiana Senate is considering a resolution that would require presidential candidates to show an official birth certificate.  The resolution’s author, Indianapolis Senator Mike Delph, says he doesn’t think it’s unreasonable to ask candidates for commander-in-chief to show the same proof as people trying to get a driver’s license. Delph on Presidential Qualifications Delph says... More »

Indiana Senate Democrats fight “Charlie White Bail-Out Amendment”

by IPR News

April 19, 2011

Indiana Senate Democrats are crying foul today as Republicans pass what some are calling the Charlie White bail-out amendment.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Charlie White Bail-Out Amendment More »

House Bill Makes Bankruptcy an Option for Cities

by IPR News

April 19, 2011

(STATEHOUSE) – THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVEDA BILL ALLOWING INDIANA CITIES STRUGGLING TO PAY THEIR BILLS TO DECLARE BANKRUPTCY. THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL WOULD HAVE TO AGREE TO LET THE STATE APPOINT AN EMERGENCY MANAGER TO TAKE ONE LAST TRY AT SLASHING THE BUDGET, RENEGOTIATING CONTRACTS, AND DOING WHATEVER ELSE IT TAKES TO BALANCE... More »

For a Child’s Sake: Treating Sex Offenders

by IPR News

April 18, 2011

This month, IPR is focusing on the epidemic of child abuse.  Today, IPR’s Marcus Jackman speaks with Don Allbaugh, a licensed clinical social worker in Anderson.  Allbaugh talks about the best way to prevent the sexual abuse of children.  Surprisingly, it’s not through sex offender registries. Jackman — Don Allbaugh Interview Recidivism statistics quoted in... More »

New anticipated state revenue to go to public schools

by IPR News

April 15, 2011

New revenue forecasts predict Indiana will have more money than expected during the next budget cycle.  Governor Daniels says some of that money will go to education.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — New Education Money More »

Plan to save Anderson’s Wigwam ends unsuccessfully

by IPR News

April 14, 2011

A plan to save Anderson’s Wigwam Gymnasium has not panned out for the city.  Michael Mullen of Brown County recently sent a proposal to Anderson Community Schools, saying he would buy the gym and use it to form an all-Native American basketball team.  The Herald Bulletin  reports today that Mullen no longer wants the gymnasium. ... More »

For a Child’s Sake: Using Technology in Child Abuse Trials

by IPR News

April 13, 2011

This month, IPR is focusing on child abuse – and today we hear about when those cases go to trial.  Some child victims may be afraid to face their abusers in court.  Under certain conditions, Indiana law lets courts use a video system so victims can testify from a different location.  The closed-circuit equipment is... More »

Ball State University waits for budget news

by IPR News

April 13, 2011

While Indiana mulls its next two-year budget, state colleges like Ball State University are waiting to learn if they’ll again receive less money from state coffers.  President JoAnn Gora spoke about the budget process on the student radio station WCRD Tuesday night. Gora on WCRD Gora says nothing is decided yet, but she hopes any... More »

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