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Marion among counties picked for pre-K pilot program

July 22, 2014
Five Indiana counties will be part of the state’s preschool pilot program for low-income children, which could be launched in early 2015.
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Pence tells feds that HIP 2.0 has broad support

July 1, 2014
State officials say they will submit a plan Wednesday to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan to more uninsured Hoosiers using federal Medicaid dollars.
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Appeals court stops gay marriage in Indiana

June 27, 2014
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday night stopped county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a move that throws hundreds of unions performed over the past two days into limbo.
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Pence seeks review to simplify Indiana tax code

June 24, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday he wants to review Indiana's tax code to simplify it and promote economic development. His comments came at the Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference, which culled general ideas for tax reform from a mix of national and state tax experts.
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Indiana social services chief Minott leaving post

June 16, 2014
The head of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is on her way out just as negotiations heat up with federal officials over Gov. Mike Pence’s alternative to a traditional Medicaid expansion.
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Court: School districts can't charge for bus rides

June 10, 2014
The Indiana Court of Appeals says a Marion County school district acted unconstitutionally when it indirectly charged fees for students to ride buses to school.
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Indiana unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent

April 18, 2014
The state’s unemployment rate continued to fall in March, dropping to less than 6 percent for the first time since July 2008.
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Education officials release draft of academic standards

April 15, 2014
The proposed standards for grades K-12 combine elements of Common Core, previous Indiana guidelines and recommendations from outside organizations. State law requires standards be approved before July 1 for use in the 2014-15 school year.
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Tax revenue stabilizes in March but still behind for fiscal year

April 7, 2014
For the fiscal year – which began July 1 – total tax collections are still about $71 million behind the estimates used to write the current two-year budget.
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New highways funds aimed at I-65, job creation

April 3, 2014
The construction planned with the money, as well as an additional $200 million that's being held pending review, could create as many as 9,800 jobs in the state, INDOT estimates.
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Manufacturer's group gives high grades to legislative session

April 3, 2014
The Indiana Manufacturers Association released its scorecard for the 2014 legislative session Wednesday and applauded the results.
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  1. From the story: "The city of Indianapolis also will consider tax incentives and funding for infrastructure required for the project, according to IEDC." Why would the City need to consider additional tax incentives when Lowe's has already bought the land and reached an agreement with IEDC to bring the jobs? What that tells me is that the City has already pledged the incentives, unofficially, and they just haven't had time to push it through the MDC yet. Either way, subsidizing $10/hour jobs is going to do nothing toward furthering the Mayor's stated goal of attracting middle and upper-middle class residents to Marion County.

  2. Ron Spencer and the entire staff of Theater on the Square embraced IndyFringe when it came to Mass Ave in 2005. TOTS was not only a venue but Ron and his friends created, presented and appeared in shows which embraced the 'spirit of the fringe'. He's weathered all the storms and kept smiling ... bon voyage and thank you.

  3. Not sure how many sushi restaurants are enough, but there are three that I know of in various parts of downtown proper and all are pretty good.

  4. First off, it's "moron," not "moran." 2nd, YOU don't get to vote on someone else's rights and freedoms that are guaranteed by the US Constitution. That's why this is not a state's rights issue...putting something like this to vote by, well, people like you who are quite clearly intellectually challenged isn't necessary since the 14th amendment has already decided the issue. Which is why Indiana's effort is a wasted one and a waste of money...and will be overturned just like this has in every other state.

  5. Rick, how does granting theright to marry to people choosing to marry same-sex partners harm the lives of those who choose not to? I cannot for the life of me see any harm to people who choose not to marry someone of the same sex. We understand your choice to take the parts of the bible literally in your life. That is fine but why force your religious beliefs on others? I'm hoping the judges do the right thing and declare the ban unconstitutional so all citizens of Wisconsin and Indiana have the same marriage rights and that those who chose someone of the same sex do not have less rights than others.

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