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Indiana’s November Employment Report

by IPR News

December 20, 2011

For the first time in six months, Indiana’s unemployment rate did not increase, but instead held steady at nine percent.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — November Employment Report More »

Home tattooing a growing and dangerous trend in east central Indiana

by Sarah Phinney

December 19, 2011

Some Hoosier businesses are operated out of a residential home.  But for certain professions, that’s both illegal and difficult to prosecute.  IPR’s Sarah Phinney reports on one growing trend. Phinney — Home Tattooing More »

StateImpact Indiana: Small Town Charter School

by Ben Skirvin

December 16, 2011

What happens when a small town — a VERY small town — in southeastern Indiana loses its public school and residents attempt against all odds to replace it with a charter school?  State Impact Indiana’s Ben Skirvin went to find out. Skirvin — Small Rural Charter More »

Ball State president pleased with state college funding formula changes

by IPR News

December 15, 2011

Ball State University’s president says she’s mostly pleased with a new state funding formula for Indiana’s colleges and universities.  As StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports, the new formula increases the amount of state money tied to a school’s performance. Stokes — Gora Performance Funding More »

Legislative leaders disagree at General Assembly session preview

by IPR News

December 15, 2011

Indiana legislative leaders previewed the upcoming General Assembly session today in Indianapolis.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the panel discussion became pointed and heated at times. Smith — Legislative Leadership Panel More »

State Republicans quash independent audit of state finances

by IPR News

December 15, 2011

Indiana statehouse Republicans defeated an effort by Democrats to initiate an independent audit of the state Department of Revenue today.  Instead, the state Board of Accounts will re-review the Department.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Independent Audit Quashed More »

Indiana announces Freefile tax system

by IPR News

December 13, 2011

About one million Hoosier taxpayers will be eligible to file their federal and state individual income tax returns for free using a new program unveiled today by the state Department of Revenue.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Indiana Freefile Unveiled More »

Poverty at Christmas

by IPR News

December 12, 2011

Consumerism during the holiday season is hard for families struggling to pay everyday bills.   According to US Census numbers, four percent of all Americans live in poverty.  But in Muncie, that number is much larger – nearly 30 percent of Muncie residents live at or below the poverty line.  IPR’s Cody Butler reports on how... More »

A look at Right to Work legislation

by IPR News

December 9, 2011

Indiana House and Senate majority leaders say Right to Work will be their top priority in the upcoming legislative session.  Right to Work legislation prevents unions from charging dues or fees to non-members when bargaining collectively on their behalf.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on what each side says the legislation would mean for... More »

Performance funding for state universities

by IPR News

December 9, 2011

Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education has approved a new funding formula for the state’s public colleges and universities.  As StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports, today’s commission meeting put more emphasis on school performance. Stokes — Performance Funding More »

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