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Indiana to study peer cities to learn growth strategies

June 25, 2014
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. will conduct a study to compare Indiana cities to others across the region that are economically booming, the IEDC announced Wednesday.
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State makes moves to clean up voter lists

June 20, 2014
Many Hoosiers will be receiving postcards this week requesting updated information as part of a statewide effort to clean up voter-registration information.
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Planned Parenthood employee out after video sting in Indy

June 12, 2014
At a local clinic, an undercover agent for an opposing group asked about sexual role-playing and recorded the conversation. Planned Parenthood officials say the exchange does not reflect their standards or protocols.
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Several education-related bills signed into state law

March 25, 2014
In addition to approving legislation to end Common Core standards in Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence on Monday signed four other education-related bills into law.
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Technical diploma bill headed to full Senate

February 26, 2014
A bill that would create a career and technical diploma for high school students passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
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Pence: Session ‘productive’ so far, agenda largely intact

February 6, 2014
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday he’s pleased with the way his agenda is faring at the halfway point of the 2014 session of the General Assembly.
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Biological drug bill advances to full Senate

January 23, 2014
The Indiana Senate is set to consider legislation that could give patients access to more options for drug treatments that derive from biological organisms.
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Lawmakers confused by cut in state’s tobacco funds

January 8, 2014
A hearing about tobacco funding Wednesday in the House Public Health Committee left many legislators still searching for answers.
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  1. With Pence running the ship good luck with a new government building on the site. He does everything on the cheap except unnecessary roads line a new beltway( like we need that). Things like state of the art office buildings and light rail will never be seen as an asset to these types. They don't get that these are the things that help a city prosper.

  2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

  3. "But that doesn't change how the piece plays to most of the people who will see it." If it stands out so little during the day as you seem to suggest maybe most of the people who actually see it will be those present when it is dark enough to experience its full effects.

  4. That's the mentality of most retail marketers. In this case Leo was asked to build the brand. HHG then had a bad sales quarter and rather than stay the course, now want to go back to the schlock that Zimmerman provides (at a considerable cut in price.) And while HHG salesmen are, by far, the pushiest salesmen I have ever experienced, I believe they are NOT paid on commission. But that doesn't mean they aren't trained to be aggressive.

  5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.

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