State Government

Gregg, Pence tap women for gubernatorial tickets

May 21, 2012
Associated Press
Republican candidate Mike Pence toured the state Monday with his choice for lieutenant governor: state Rep. Sue Ellspermann. Democratic candidate John Gregg, meanwhile, is set to announce that longtime Senate Minority Leader Vi Simpson will join his ticket.
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Pence picks Indiana legislator as running mate

May 21, 2012
Associated Press
Republican Mike Pence has picked first-term state Rep. Sue Ellspermann as his running mate in his campaign to become Indiana's next governor.
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Indiana casinos face falling revenue, new competition

May 20, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana's nearly 20-year-old casino industry is facing declining revenues and growing out-of-state competition, prompting lawmakers to consider what, if any, regulatory changes might be able to stem the tide.
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Pence set to announce running-mate pick

May 18, 2012
Associated Press
Republican Mike Pence's campaign said Friday he will announce his running mate in his campaign for Indiana governor on Monday.
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Indiana issues call for external audit of tax agency

May 17, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana budget leaders are looking for an external auditor to review the state Department of Revenue after workers discovered $526 million in errors in recent months.
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Unemployment tax repayment causes confusion

May 15, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana's plan to balance an unemployment insurance fund hit hard during the recession might have caused businesses to pay more than they owed, although no one seems to know how many companies were involved or the level of impact it had on them.
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Indiana governor hopefuls detail ideas for job growth

May 12, 2012
Associated Press
Republican Mike Pence, Democrat John Gregg and Libertarian Rupert Boneham each say job creation would be "job one" if elected governor. But their means to reaching employment goals vary from dispatching missionary-style investment gurus, to growing more hemp and bamboo, to increasing wind-turbine manufacturing in the state.
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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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Indiana agency restoring $10M for child services

May 3, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana's child protection agency is restoring about $10 million in funding to boost in-home programs and services, three years after asking providers of those services to cut their rates by 10 percent.
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Indiana panel approves new stage-rigging rules

May 2, 2012
Associated Press
An Indiana commission has approved the state's first rules governing the type of temporary stage rigging involved in last summer's deadly state fair stage collapse.
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Indiana: Right-to-work lawsuit can't be amended

May 1, 2012
Associated Press
State attorneys asked a federal judge Tuesday to bar a union from amending its lawsuit challenging Indiana's new right-to-work law, arguing that most of the new claims are the same as those in the original complaint filed in February.
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Indiana announces proposed Duke Energy settlement

April 30, 2012
Associated Press
Duke Energy Corp. has agreed to cap the cost of its troubled coal-gasification plant in southwestern Indiana at $2.6 billion, or about $700 million less than the expected cost of construction, as part of a proposed settlement announced Monday.
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Candidate Gregg proposes lifting state's gas tax

April 25, 2012
Associated Press
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful John Gregg's first bite of Hoosier populism is likely to run up against some hard economic realism: $540 million is a lot of money to account for.
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High Court reacts skeptically to immigration-law challenge

April 25, 2012
Associated Press
Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally.
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Daniels: Indiana moving to adopt outdoor stage rules

April 23, 2012
Associated Press
Gov. Mitch Daniels told an entertainment industry group pushing for safer outdoor events Monday that Indiana has learned from last year's deadly State Fair stage collapse and is moving to approve emergency rules for outdoor stages.
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State GOP leader: No Mourdock sanctions before primary

April 19, 2012
Associated Press
An Indiana Republican Party leader investigating how Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's campaign used a party database said Thursday he won't face any possible party sanctions before the May 8 primary.
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Federal suit intensifies horse-racing dispute

April 19, 2012
Scott Olson
Former car dealer Ed Martin Jr., already banned from state horse racing tracks, is accusing the Indiana Horse Racing Commission of violating his civil rights and trespassing on his Florida thoroughbred farm during an investigation it launched against him.
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Daniels preparing changes following stage collapse

April 17, 2012
Associated Press
Gov. Mitch Daniels on Tuesday outlined a handful of changes Indiana is taking following last year's deadly state fair stage collapse.
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Indiana workforce development leader leaving job

April 17, 2012
Associated Press
The head of Indiana's Department of Workforce Development is leaving his position, adding to the list of leadership turnover during Gov. Mitch Daniels' last year in office.
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Ex-bank exec Alley to take over Indiana revenue office

April 13, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Former Fifth Third Bank president Mike Alley will take over as the state's revenue commissioner. He'll replace John Eckart, who resigned last week amid controversy over misplaced local option income taxes.
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Indiana panel set to start review of $205M tax error

April 12, 2012
Associated Press
A leading legislator said he expects the State Budget Committee to take some time reviewing a second computer programming mistake made by the Indiana Department of Revenue that short-changed local governments by about $205 million.
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Lugar strong, but Mourdock more poised in debate

April 11, 2012
Associated Press
After struggling at times during the early Republican primary campaign, U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar sounded more like the legislator he's been for the past 35 years in a debate Wednesday night with Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock.
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Union says right-to-work law violates free speech

April 9, 2012
Associated Press
Union attorneys are using a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gave corporations and unions the green light to spend unlimited sums of cash on campaign ads as part of a legal effort to overturn Indiana's new right-to-work law.
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Merger of pollution boards worries enviros, chamber

April 6, 2012
Associated Press
A new state law that merges three longtime rule-making boards into a single panel is stoking concerns among business and environmental groups about what the shift could eventually mean for Indiana's environmental regulations.
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