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TAFT: Jobs will bring back worn neighborhoodsRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Bill Taft / Special to IBJ
When these factories left these neighborhoods it curtailed their vitality.
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GREGG: Fair trade, education, regionalism will lead to prosperityRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
John R. Gregg / Special to IBJ
We’ve spent too much time looking over our shoulder at Illinois, when we should be looking out for India.
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PENCE: Prudence, freedom, education, strong families create jobsRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Fiscal restraint alone will not create jobs.
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WALLACE: Fine-tune government and diversify into growth sectorsRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Fortunately, there are several things we can do to ignite the Indiana economy.
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KETZENBERGER: Expect a big fight over the 'Amazon' taxRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
John Ketzenberger / Special to IBJ
That iPod purchased through Amazon.com cost 7 percent less than the one sold at Apple’s store at Keystone Crossing.
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KINGSOLVER: Toss a legal lifeline to Hoosier studentsRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Justin Kingsolver / Special to IBJ
By calling authorities, you as a legal adult could face automatic felony charges of providing alcohol to minors.
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WOUDENBERG: Right-to-work would level the playing fieldRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Anita Y. Woudenberg / Special to IBJ
No one is entitled to a job they love at their ideal salary.
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BOEHM: Council redistricting fight is wastefulRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Ted Boehm / Special to IBJ
We’ve been here before.
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VAUGHN: Voters left out of Vaughn's power grabRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Julia Vaughn / Special to IBJ
His actions and the sweetheart deal with Brooks raise a long list of red flags.
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EARLY: The council's long and winding agendaRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Rex Early / Special to IBJ
I do not care what people do as long as they don’t do it in the street and scare the horses.
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DAVIS: Advice for the mayor and new councilRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Kathy Davis / Special to IBJ
When mistakes happen—and they do—fix them. It’s OK to say “oops” if you react.
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SHELLA: Will this be Ballard's last term as mayor?Restricted Content

December 10, 2011
Jim Shella / Special to IBJ
Look for the Democrats to field a stronger candidate in 2015.
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CAMPBELL: An eye-popping journey to the CarolinasRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Steve Campbell / Special to IBJ
Make no mistake: The South is indeed rising again.
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KANE: Pence's out-of-state contributions are OKRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Chelsea Kane / Special to IBJ
There are more reasons to expand revenue sources than to limit them.
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WINSTON: Goodnight's city is where we wanna goRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Robin Winston / Special to IBJ
Goodnight combines the attributes of Obama and Vice President Biden.
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CLARK: Deep bench bodes well for smaller, better governmentRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
Murray Clark / Special to IBJ
Mike Pence has been a thought leader since he was first elected to Congress, yet we will see him originating ideas that may lead our state for years to come.
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FRIEDMAN: Democratic visionaries are many and spread broadlyRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott represents a new generation of populist Democratic leaders.
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MYERS: You're liking the Affordable Care ActRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
Woodrow Myers / Special to IBJ
Polls are showing increasing support for the law as people begin to separate truth from deception.
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KRULL: Pragmatism put Ballard over the topRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
John Krull / Special to IBJ
He won because he did things—things that mattered. There’s a lesson in that for Democrats.
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VANE: Jennifer Hallowell's take on Ballard's winRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
Robert Vane / Special to IBJ
This election proved to be her steepest political uphill climb.
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BONIFIELD: The Kennedy campaign left an impactRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
Jake Bonifield / Special to IBJ
Ryan Vaughn's comments in recent days suggest the momentum may be enough to see a smoking ban passed before the new year.
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FERGUSON: Right-to-work could backfire on RepublicansRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
Margaret Ferguson / Special to IBJ
Ohio and Wisconsin illustrate the danger of an emboldened majority's over-reaching in pursuit of its policy goals.
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SWAYZE: Stay the good course on conservatismRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
Sue Swayze / Special to IBJ
Run, Mitch, run across the finish line of your final session!
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MUTZ: Is compromise actually a dirty word?Restricted Content

November 26, 2011
John Mutz / Special to IBJ
Whether we want to admit it or not, compromise is essential to our way of life.
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HOWEY: Expensive anti-Washington obstinanceRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
Brian A. Howey / Special to IBJ
When it comes to investment in mass transit, the critics always point out the costs.
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  1. The $104K to CRC would go toward debts service on $486M of existing debt they already have from other things outside this project. Keystone buys the bonds for 3.8M from CRC, and CRC in turn pays for the parking and site work, and some time later CRC buys them back (with interest) from the projected annual property tax revenue from the entire TIF district (est. $415K / yr. from just this property, plus more from all the other property in the TIF district), which in theory would be about a 10-year term, give-or-take. CRC is basically betting on the future, that property values will increase, driving up the tax revenue to the limit of the annual increase cap on commercial property (I think that's 3%). It should be noted that Keystone can't print money (unlike the Federal Treasury) so commercial property tax can only come from consumers, in this case the apartment renters and consumers of the goods and services offered by the ground floor retailers, and employees in the form of lower non-mandatory compensation items, such as bonuses, benefits, 401K match, etc.

  2. $3B would hurt Lilly's bottom line if there were no insurance or Indemnity Agreement, but there is no way that large an award will be upheld on appeal. What's surprising is that the trial judge refused to reduce it. She must have thought there was evidence of a flagrant, unconscionable coverup and wanted to send a message.

  3. As a self-employed individual, I always saw outrageous price increases every year in a health insurance plan with preexisting condition costs -- something most employed groups never had to worry about. With spouse, I saw ALL Indiana "free market answer" plans' premiums raise 25%-45% each year.

  4. It's not who you chose to build it's how they build it. Architects and engineers decide how and what to use to build. builders just do the work. Architects & engineers still think the tarp over the escalators out at airport will hold for third time when it snows, ice storms.

  5. http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/duke-energy-customers-angry-about-money-for-nothing

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