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THOMPSON: Push is on to regulate health information technologyRestricted Content

November 24, 2012
Bradley Merrill Thompson / Special to IBJ
After decades of slow adoption, health information technology now threatens to completely disrupt health care, in a good way, dramatically improving quality of care. The question is, will federal regulators stand in the way?
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SCHAFIR: Businesses face tough decisions over health careRestricted Content

November 24, 2012
Harlan Schafir / Special to IBJ
Now that the election is over, it seems clearer that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will likely move forward. The question is whether business owners will be able to steer their employees to state exchanges and wash their hands of health care coverage.
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Justice sets up campaign website

October 19, 2012
Associated Press
Justice Steven David must pass a yes or no vote in the Nov. 6 election to remain on the state's highest court. But opponents want David ousted.
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HIATT: Political campaign puts private equity in the spotlightRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
Tom Hiatt / Special to IBJ
In the current political campaign, private equity, the industry in which I have spent much of my career, finds itself in the spotlight. But in my conversations with other intelligent people, I often find they are curious about what private equity funds do.
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BRODY: Accountable care organizations improve health careRestricted Content

September 29, 2012
Robert Brody / Special to IBJ
As we began looking at accountable care organizations, we clearly understood that this new model complemented our existing approach and had potential to significantly affect care, leading to better communication, better coordination of care, and better outcomes for patients.
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STORY: Health care rationing has already arrivedRestricted Content

September 29, 2012
Timothy J. Story / Special to IBJ
There will be health care rationing. The only question is who will do the rationing—the government, health care providers, or you and me. The odds are good there will be some rationing from all those sources
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TIF expert is adviser to many municipalitiesRestricted Content

September 15, 2012
Scott Olson
Loren Matthes helped broker first tax-increment financing deal in the state
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Commuter subsidies often go unnoticedRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
Mason King
In a dark little corner of the tax code known as Section 132(f), the IRS lets employers provide tax-free benefits—typically, payroll deductions and/or subsidies—to employees for commuting costs. That includes vans, buses, bikes, trains, and even parking. And both parties can save, since they’re not getting dinged for their respective taxes on the amount of the benefit.
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BARNARD: Courts hand business big victory over insurersRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
Thomas A. Barnard / Special to IBJ
If your Indiana business has purchased liability insurance over the years and now faces an issue of environmental contamination, you might have valuable insurance coverage you don’t know about.
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Indiana agencies drawing right-to-work rulesRestricted Content

August 11, 2012
The new law is only the latest to hit unions with broadsides.
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Few regulations for Indianapolis food trucks to keepRestricted Content

August 11, 2012
Owners, restaurateurs are hoping to avoid new ordinances.
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State fair exec shadowed by tragedy

July 27, 2012
Associated Press
Cindy Hoye's life has revolved around fairs since she was a child growing up just 10 minutes from the Indiana State Fairgrounds, but for the past year, that lifelong love has been tainted by tragedy.
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'Michigan left' promises learning curve, less congestion

July 14, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Drivers wanting to turn left at an intersection under reconstruction in Fishers will first have to turn right.
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Developers prefer low-rise apartments in downtown IndianapolisRestricted Content

July 14, 2012
Scott Olson
Building codes add more expense to high-rise projects.
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Not-for-profit hoping to grow microloan program

May 26, 2012
Scott Olson
Small amounts of funding often ignored by larger banks.
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TITTLE: Big challenges loom for nursing facilitiesRestricted Content

May 12, 2012
Scott Tittle / Special to IBJ
Boom in elderly population and falling reimbursements expected to cause squeeze.
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Indiana high court expected to remain business-friendlyRestricted Content

May 5, 2012
Scott Olson
A spate of turnover on the Indiana Supreme Court won't bring a change in the court's reputation for consensus-building and consistency, court watchers say.
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Indianapolis expects savings from sweeping energy projectRestricted Content

April 28, 2012
Marc D. Allan
The city is guaranteed $7.5 million in savings over 15 years from a $18 million upgrade of city facilities, and the savings are expected to accumulate further.
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Right-to-work boosting job-marketing efforts in IndianaRestricted Content

March 31, 2012
Scott Olson
Local economic development groups are wasting no time touting Indiana's new right-to-work law, a spot check shows.
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Judge tosses claim that IBM misled to land state contract

March 25, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Marion County Superior Court Judge David J. Dreyer on Sunday dismissed the state's claim that IBM knowingly or intentionally provided false information to the Family and Social Services Agency in order to obtain a contract with the agency.
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Libertarians pick Boneham to run for governor

March 24, 2012
Associated Press
Former television reality show star Rupert Boneham has been selected as the Libertarian Party's candidate for Indiana governor.
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BURTON: Accountability care organizations need good data

March 17, 2012
Michelle Burton / Special to IBJ
Concept is likely ahead of technical ability to make it work.
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COLVIN: Get ready for a perfect storm in Worker's Compensation

March 17, 2012
Ryan Colvin / Special to IBJ
Rates are set to rise as insurers increasingly note the link between older workers' health and productivity.
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SULLIVAN: New consumer agency could hinder economyRestricted Content

March 10, 2012
Charlene Sullivan / Special to IBJ
Protection must be balanced with allowing credit to flow
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SBA lenders optimistic about year's loan outputRestricted Content

March 10, 2012
Scott Olson
Volume nevertheless is expected to fall short of last year's record numbers
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  1. Aaron is my fav!

  2. Let's see... $25M construction cost, they get $7.5M back from federal taxpayers, they're exempt from business property tax and use tax so that's about $2.5M PER YEAR they don't have to pay, permitting fees are cut in half for such projects, IPL will give them $4K under an incentive program, and under IPL's VFIT they'll be selling the power to IPL at 20 cents / kwh, nearly triple what a gas plant gets, about $6M / year for the 150-acre combined farms, and all of which is passed on to IPL customers. No jobs will be created either other than an handful of installers for a few weeks. Now here's the fun part...the panels (from CHINA) only cost about $5M on Alibaba, so where's the rest of the $25M going? Are they marking up the price to drive up the federal rebate? Indy Airport Solar Partners II LLC is owned by local firms Johnson-Melloh Solutions and Telemon Corp. They'll gross $6M / year in triple-rate power revenue, get another $12M next year from taxpayers for this new farm, on top of the $12M they got from taxpayers this year for the first farm, and have only laid out about $10-12M in materials plus installation labor for both farms combined, and $500K / year in annual land lease for both farms (est.). Over 15 years, that's over $70M net profit on a $12M investment, all from our wallets. What a boondoggle. It's time to wise up and give Thorium Energy your serious consideration. See http://energyfromthorium.com to learn more.

  3. Markus, I don't think a $2 Billion dollar surplus qualifies as saying we are out of money. Privatization does work. The government should only do what private industry can't or won't. What is proven is that any time the government tries to do something it costs more, comes in late and usually is lower quality.

  4. Some of the licenses that were added during Daniels' administration, such as requiring waiter/waitresses to be licensed to serve alcohol, are simply a way to generate revenue. At $35/server every 3 years, the state is generating millions of dollars on the backs of people who really need/want to work.

  5. I always giggle when I read comments from people complaining that a market is "too saturated" with one thing or another. What does that even mean? If someone is able to open and sustain a new business, whether you think there is room enough for them or not, more power to them. Personally, I love visiting as many of the new local breweries as possible. You do realize that most of these establishments include a dining component and therefore are pretty similar to restaurants, right? When was the last time I heard someone say "You know, I think we have too many locally owned restaurants"? Um, never...

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