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Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

June 25, 2012
Associated Press
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections. The justices struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending.
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Indiana county ready for fair after grandstands fire

June 25, 2012
Associated Press
Temporary metal bleachers have been built along a track at the Shelby County Fairgrounds to replace the 133-year-old wooden grandstands destroyed in an arson last month.
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Judge upholds Indiana Facebook ban for sex offenders

June 24, 2012
Associated Press
The ACLU has said it will appeal a federal judge's decision to uphold an Indiana law that bans registered sex offenders from accessing Facebook and other social networking sites used by children.
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Attorney general ties $6M for fair victims to private settlement

June 22, 2012
Associated Press
To get some of the additional $6 million the state is offering, victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse would agree to clear Mid America Sound and J. Thomas Engineering of any wrongdoing. In return, they also would get a portion of $7.2 million the companies are offering.
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Daniels unsure of lobbying role as Purdue president

June 22, 2012
Associated Press
The governor said Friday he was checking whether he could press members of the General Assembly on the university's behalf after he becomes Purdue's president in January, because of state ethics rules that require a one-year "cool down" for public officials after leaving office.
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Indiana smoking ban brings new sign rules

June 22, 2012
Associated Press
To comply with the statewide smoking ban that begins July 1, there's more for businesses to do than stop patrons and employees from smoking indoors. The same law compels businesses to post an array of signs that announce the ban.
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IU to roll out student financial literacy program

June 22, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana University says its plans to offer a financial literacy program to give students the tools to complete college without excessive debt.
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New Purdue president Daniels to live on campus

June 21, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he'll live in the president's house once he takes over at Purdue University but will go back and forth to his Carmel home.
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College football finally closes in on a playoff

June 21, 2012
Associated Press
The BCS commissioners have backed a plan for a four-team playoff with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a selection committee picking the participants. The plan will be presented to university presidents next week for approval.
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Purdue officially makes Daniels its next president

June 21, 2012
Associated Press
As expected, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will become the next president of Purdue University when he leaves office in January. Purdue officials introduced Daniels as the school's new leader Thursday following a vote by the board of trustees.
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WellPoint completes purchase of retailer 1-800 Contacts

June 20, 2012
Associated Press
Health insurer WellPoint Inc. said Wednesday it completed its purchase of contact lens retailer 1-800 Contacts Inc. at a reported price tag of $900 million.
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All eyes on Daniels ahead of Purdue trustees' vote

June 19, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
A board of trustees dominated by Daniels' own appointees will select him as the university's 12th president Thursday, sources told IBJ and other news outlets. The appointment will add a dramatic new chapter to his diverse career.
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Hoosier Park site in Indy tests mobile wagering

June 19, 2012
Associated Press
Patrons at Hoosier Park's off-track-betting site in downtown Indianapolis can now bet on horse races from the comfort of their seats, and they'll soon be able to place wagers from their smartphones.
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Gov. Daniels to be named Purdue's next president

June 19, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Mitch Daniels, Indiana's two-term governor, will succeed France Cordova as Purdue University president, a source told IBJ Tuesday morning.
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Lilly resumes $3B stock buyback program, declares dividend

June 19, 2012
Associated Press
The local pharmaceutical giant plans to complete the program started in 2000 by repurchasing $420 million in shares by the end of the year. And on Tuesday, it declared a regular dividend of 49 cents.
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Herff Jones closing yearbook plant with 130 workers

June 19, 2012
Associated Press
Herff Jones Inc. of Indianapolis has decided to close a yearbook manufacturing plant that employs 130 people in Matthews, N.C., by the end of the year.
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Socialite raising money to repay fraud victims

June 18, 2012
Associated Press
A New York socialite has raised more than half of the $7 million a court ordered her to repay after she pleaded guilty to duping an Indiana company and other corporations out of millions of dollars.
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Holiday World owners pull out of Louisville project

June 17, 2012
Associated Press
Holiday World CEO Natalie Koch it wasn't any particular regulation that led to the decision to drop plans to reopen Kentucky Kingdom.
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Lt. Gov. Skillman leads trade mission to China

June 11, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman has embarked on her second trade mission to China in hopes of boosting the market for Indiana-made goods.
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Democrats see opportunities in non-Indy convention

June 11, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana Democrats will host their annual state convention outside Indianapolis for the first time as the party tries to energize voters in an area dominated by Republicans.
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Plastics company nears reopening of central Indiana plant

June 11, 2012
Associated Press
Officials expect a plastic packaging manufacturer to start production this summer at a former central Indiana auto-parts factory that closed six years ago.
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Chrysler investment paying off at Kokomo plant

June 8, 2012
Associated Press
On the cusp of realizing the end result of a historic, $1.3 billion investment in Kokomo's plants, Chrysler officials here and in Detroit, Mich., are riding high.
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Turkey processor moving ahead with Indiana plant

June 8, 2012
Associated Press
Work could start this month on a new turkey processing plant in southwestern Indiana a company expects to open with about 350 workers.
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Pence taps Bush, Daniels advisers to shape policy

June 7, 2012
Associated Press
The team of policy advisers assembled by Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence reflects his efforts to assuage social and religious conservatives who have built him into a national brand while catering to business-minded conservatives who have ruled under outgoing Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.
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Purdue trustees meet in private for president search

June 7, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue University's trustees are planning their sixth private meeting this year in the ongoing search for the school's next president.
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  1. I never thought I'd see the day when a Republican Mayor would lead the charge in attempting to raise every tax we have to pay. Now it's income taxes and property taxes that Ballard wants to increase. And to pay for a pre-K program? Many studies have shown that pre-K offer no long-term educational benefits whatsoever. And Ballard is pitching it as a way of fighting crime? Who is he kidding? It's about government provided day care. It's a shame that we elected a Republican who has turned out to be a huge big spending, big taxing, big borrowing liberal Democrat.

  2. Why do we blame the unions? They did not create the 11 different school districts that are the root of the problem.

  3. I was just watching an AOW race from cleveland in 1997...in addition to the 65K for the race, there were more people in boats watching that race from the lake than were IndyCar fans watching the 2014 IndyCar season finale in the Fontana grandstands. Just sayin...That's some resurgence modern IndyCar has going. Almost profitable, nobody in the grandstands and TV ratings dropping 61% at some tracks in the series. Business model..."CRAZY" as said by a NASCAR track general manager. Yup, this thing is purring like a cat! Sponsors...send them your cash, pronto!!! LOL, not a chance.

  4. I'm sure Indiana is paradise for the wealthy and affluent, but what about the rest of us? Over the last 40 years, conservatives and the business elite have run this country (and state)into the ground. The pendulum will swing back as more moderate voters get tired of Reaganomics and regressive social policies. Add to that the wave of minority voters coming up in the next 10 to 15 years and things will get better. unfortunately we have to suffer through 10 more years of gerrymandered districts and dispropionate representation.

  5. Funny thing....rich people telling poor people how bad the other rich people are wanting to cut benefits/school etc and that they should vote for those rich people that just did it. Just saying..............

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