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Daniels: Major Moves toll road investors “overpaid”

by IPR News

June 29, 2011

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says foreign investors overpaid for their lease of the Indiana Toll Road five years ago.   The Spanish-Australian investor group Cintra-Macquarie signed a $3.8 billion contract in 2007 to lease the road for 75 years.  At a press conference today celebrating the anniversary of Major Moves, Daniels acknowledged that Cintra-Macquarie is running... More »

Indiana Recount Commission rules for White

by IPR News

June 28, 2011

The Indiana Recount Commission ruled today that Secretary of State Charlie White was eligible to run for office and can continue serving.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Commission Rules for White More »

Indiana Recount Commission to rule on Charlie White eligibility tomorrow

by IPR News

June 27, 2011

The Indiana Recount Commission will decide tomorrow if Secretary of State Charlie White can remain in office for now.  The three-person Commission — made up of two Republicans and one Democrat — heard testimony last week from White, his wife Michelle, and his ex-wife Nicole, on the question of White’s eligibility for office.  If White... More »

Federal judge blocks portions of Indiana immigration law

by IPR News

June 27, 2011

A federal judge struck down portions of an immigration law late last week — days before it was set to take effect in Indiana.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Judge Blocks Immigration Law Provisions More »

Judge Rules in Favor of Planned Parenthood of Indiana

by IPR News

June 25, 2011

Indiana Medicaid patients will once again be able to get service at Planned Parenthood clinics after a federal judge halted enforcement of a new law denying reimbursements to the organization.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports: Judge Rules for PPIN More »

Muncie Fire Chief: Lightning caused Tabernacle fire

by IPR News

June 24, 2011

Muncie fire officials say they believe lightning is to blame for the Tabernacle of Praise fire that killed a Muncie firefighter.  In a press release this afternoon, Fire Chief Sean Burcham says an eye witness saw a lightning bolt strike the church at 10:45AM on Wednesday, June 15th – the day of the fire.  The... More »

State budget director commits to fully funding CHOICE home healthcare

by IPR News

June 23, 2011

Indiana’s budget director publicly committed to fully funding the CHOICE home healthcare program today after complaints the state was holding back money.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Horst Commits to CHOICE Funding More »

Measles outbreak confirmed in Noble County

by IPR News

June 23, 2011

The Indiana State Health Department has confirmed an outbreak of measles in Noble County.  Five cases of measles have been confirmed, but state Health Commissioner Dr. Gregory Larkin says even one case of the measles is considered an outbreak – due to the rarity of the infection. Larkin suspects un-immunized Hoosiers who traveled abroad or... More »

Indiana agency anticipates state foreclosures to increase

by IPR News

June 23, 2011

The state of Indiana now ranks eighth in the nation for the number of foreclosures, and a state agency says even more Hoosiers are filing for foreclosure this year.  The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority says it anticipates between 40,000 and 50,000 new foreclosure filings this year.  Asset Preservation Director Stephanie Reeve attributes the... More »

Indiana to drug test Hoosiers seeking job training

by IPR News

June 22, 2011

Hoosiers using government dollars to pay for job training will now have to take a drug test before receiving any money.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Job Training Drug Tests More »

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