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More than 200 companies promised Indiana jobs this year

by Gretchen Frazee

December 30, 2011

Indiana’s economic development agency says two-hundred-and-nineteen companies promised this year to create more jobs in Indiana.  But the Indiana Economic Development Corporation says the number of job promised is down from last year.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Gretchen Frazee reports. Frazee — Promised Jobs More »

StateImpact Indiana: Consolidation

by Ben Skirvin

December 29, 2011

The term “school consolidation” is not popular in Indiana.  But for school officials at an increasing number of primarily rural districts, it may be the last option in an era of increasing money troubles.  As StateImpact Indiana’s Ben Skirvin reports, officials at one school looking to fly the white flag and consolidate have run into... More »

State sues former school treasurer to recover stolen money

by IPR News

December 28, 2011

The state of Indiana is suing a former Randolph County school treasurer to try to recover more than $39,000 it says she stole from a school corporation.  Indiana’s Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed suit in Randolph County against Sharon Lankford, who was treasurer for Union School Corporation from 2006 to 2009.  He alleges Lankford paid... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Right-to-Work and Education

by Kyle Stokes

December 26, 2011

Some Indiana school districts are pleading for help from the state legislature. They want lawmakers to give them relief from a property tax cap they say is costing them millions of dollars. The legislature will likely consider several other education issues during the session starting in January.  But as StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports, education issues... More »

Governor Daniels’ last year

by Brandon Smith

December 26, 2011

As Governor Mitch Daniels heads into his last year as the state’s chief executive, he says he’s trying not to let that affect the way he approaches his agenda.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Last Year as Governor More »

Governor Daniels on GOP presidential candidates

by Brandon Smith

December 23, 2011

Governor Mitch Daniels says he has no regrets about his decision not to run for President.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on what Daniels thinks about the current GOP candidates. Smith — Daniels on GOP Presidential Race More »

Judge says White ineligible for Secretary of State’s office

by Brandon Smith

December 22, 2011

An afternoon judgement from the Marion County Circuit Court today says that Secretary of State Charlie White was ineligible to run for office in the 2010 election.  Judge Louis Rosenberg found evidence that White was not living at his stated address when he filed to run for office.   If this ruling stands, Democratic challenger Vop... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Intervening in Schools

by Kyle Stokes

December 22, 2011

State education officials are making a case for expanding their powers to intervene in Indiana’s lowest performing schools.  But frustrations have started to bubble over at one of the five schools where a state takeover is already underway.  As StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports, families at Manual High School in Indianapolis say rumors are more... More »

Could right-to-work legislation trigger another Statehouse walkout?

by IPR News

December 22, 2011

Republicans have designated passing a Right to Work law as their top priority when the legislative session begins January 4th.  But some have expressed concern that pushing such a divisive bill could drown out other issues.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Right to Work and a Walkout More »

State employees receive merit-based pay increase

by IPR News

December 21, 2011

Roughly 90 percent of state employees will be getting a pay increase in 2012.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — 2012 State Employee Pay Increase More »

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