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Voucher experience positive for one local high school student

December 30, 2011
Dayana Vazquez-Buquer is among 3,919 students from low- to moderate-income Indiana families who qualified for an Indiana Choice Scholarship this year. She praises the General Assembly for creating the voucher program.
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Daniels to focus on job creation Super Bowl weekend

December 29, 2011
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and state job-creation officials will tackle Super Bowl weekend by entertaining corporate executives with the potential to bring more jobs to the state – but the governor has purchased his own ticket for the game.
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State supreme court upholds Indiana robocall law

December 29, 2011
The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld a state law restricting automated robocalls. In a 4-1 decision Thursday, the court held the state law that requires a live operator on the phone before a recorded message doesn't violate the right to free speech.
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Judge rules Charlie White ineligible for candidacy

December 22, 2011
A Marion County judge has ruled that Secretary of State Charlie White was ineligible to be a candidate and the office should go to Democrat Vop Osili, his challenger in the 2010 election.
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Democrats rankled by 'flawed' leadership vote

December 20, 2011
Indiana Democrats admit they face a significant challenge trying to unite the party in time for important 2012 elections after a messy leadership squabble over the weekend left key officials divided.
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Daniels says he'll back efforts for right-to-work

December 15, 2011
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced in a statement Thursday that he would support Republican right-to-work proposals at the General Assembly next month, saying that Indiana "gets dealt out of hundreds of new job opportunities" because it doesn't have the law.
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Group plans another push for Sunday alcohol sales

December 14, 2011
A coalition of convenience and grocery stores said Wednesday that they will renew their push for Sunday carry-out alcohol sales and cold sales of beer, but with a twist.
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Democrats outline legislative plans for General Assembly

December 14, 2011
Indiana Senate Democrats, who hold just 13 of the chamber's 50 seats, released their 2012 legislative agenda, which will push for work-share legislation as well as consumer and job protections when the General Assembly reconvenes in January.
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Parker resigning as state Democratic Party chairman

December 12, 2011
Dan Parker said Monday morning that he will step down as chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party after a seven-year tenure that included big political highs—including President Barack Obama’s 2008 victory in the state—but recent lows as well.
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