ShariqSiddiqui / Special to IBJ

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SIDDIQUI: Democrats in Washington should approve HIP 2.0

June 14, 2014
The Healthy Indiana Plan is a good move for Indiana and our country. It allows us to provide access to health care to the uninsured poor in a way that instills responsibility, limits abuse and furthers innovation.

SIDDIQUI: Indianapolis needs faster Internet, and quickly

April 19, 2014
My congregation recently purchased a former day care in the middle of a business district to house our congregation and private school. Before purchasing this facility, we did our due diligence. We checked with zoning, had an appraisal and inspection, brought in the plumber and electrician. Satisfied with all the reports, we went ahead and purchased the building.

SIDDIQUI: When religious and civic values collide

February 15, 2014
The recent decision by the Plainfield-based Islamic Society of North America to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has created concern among some Muslim Hoosiers.

SIDDIQUI: Americans are trustworthy on insurance

November 30, 2013
The failed rollout of the Obamacare health care exchanges is seen by many as a political gift to the Republican Party. There is no question that President Obama’s administration failed to execute a controversial law that has been heavily criticized, litigated in courts and elections, and created great unrest among the American people.

SIDDIQUI: Conflict, ideology devalue education

October 5, 2013
Recent ISTEP test scores seem to indicate a correlation between academic success and economic prosperity. These test results show that school districts in affluent neighborhoods have better scores than schools in poorer neighborhoods.

SIDDIQUI: Tone down the education reform rhetoric

August 3, 2013
Indianapolis is home to three amazing institutions that try to improve public school education—The Mind Trust, Teach for America and IUPUI School of Education—but reform rhetoric is hurting their efforts.
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