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HENDERSON: Behind the scenery of I-69 oppositionRestricted Content

October 29, 2011
Tom Henderson
Your southern neighbors look at the sheer ugliness of convenience that surrounds Indy-area freeways and say: No way.
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MILES: Neighborhoods are city's next challengeRestricted Content

October 22, 2011
Mark Miles
Mass transit is also a vital priority for rebuilding urban neighborhoods, giving residents the mobility to connect with jobs and their other daily needs.
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GIGERICH: Midwestern governors learn from DanielsRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
Larry Gigerich
To no surprise, the economy and job creation were leading campaign issues in the 2010 gubernatorial elections. As a result, several new governors were elected across the country.
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KLACIK: Many top-10 lists should be deep-sixedRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
Drew Klacik
Sometimes, there’s little difference between No. 10 and No. 11—or even No. 25 for that matter.
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SLAUGHTER: Networking is more important than everRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Robby Slaughter
Your personal network ... is what will grant you the most direct access to the people you need to know.
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KHARBANDA: Fiscal hawks should fight new-terrain I-69Restricted Content

September 17, 2011
Jesse Kharbanda
Our organization recently released an economic analysis concluding that, over the next two years, Indiana will dedicate 23 percent of its available funding for highway construction, maintenance and repair to the new-terrain I-69 project.
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POULAKIDAS: Raise demands for city-county councilorsRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Kostas Poulakidas / Special to IBJ
Why is not our expectation that councilors come up with original ideas and solutions to the daily problems our communities face so we know they are qualified?
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WALTZ: It's past time for Congress to kill QuillRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Bill Waltz / Special to IBJ
It is important to remember that online sales taxes would not be a new tax. Sales taxes are currently owed on every retail purchase made over the Internet—they’re just not being paid.
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GUY: Who can blame harassed teachers for losing heart?Restricted Content

September 3, 2011
John Guy
An Indianapolis Public Schools teacher was overheard saying, “Why should I improve myself through advanced professional training when the state and its providers will fire me next year?”
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ETZKORN: 'Tsunami' of business sales coming soonRestricted Content

August 27, 2011
Kevin Etzkorn/ Special to IBJ
More than half of all businesses are owned by baby boomers and, while they may be working past age 65, eventually they will retire.
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WHEELER: School transformation is making noiseRestricted Content

August 20, 2011
Roderick Wheeler / Special to IBJ
In business, changes in the marketplace drive decisions to turn around a poor-performing business unit, division or entire company.
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KANNING: Improved productivity isn't good enoughRestricted Content

August 13, 2011
Myron Kanning
The latest prolonged recession intensified the push for U.S. productivity gains.
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YOUNG: Why I voted for the debt reduction billRestricted Content

August 6, 2011
Todd Young / Special to IBJ
The decision to support the debt limit package, the so-called Budget Control Act, was not an easy one, but one that should be regarded as a meaningful and responsible first step on the path back to economic health.
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KENNEDY: TIFs have gone from good idea to badRestricted Content

July 30, 2011
Sheila Suess Kennedy
The Ballard administration is proposing to turn large swatches of the urban core into TIFs, robbing school districts and libraries of desperately needed revenue.
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THOMAS: Get thoughts in writing to keep your group's story straightRestricted Content

July 23, 2011
John B. Thomas / Special to IBJ
As you might guess, when I got the e-mailed responses, they didn’t support the contention that “everybody knows” the program’s objectives.
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NAGLE: Beware Indiana labor force losses over next 20 yearsRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
Matt Nagle / Special to IBJ
Over the next 10 years, baby boomers will begin to retire en masse. By 2030, we can expect about 18 percent of Indiana’s population to be age 65 or older, up from 12 percent today.
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SLAUGHTER: The lowdown on why you can't find a jobRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
Robby Slaughter
The greatest challenge in landing a new gig is making a tremendous shift in perspective.
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GARNER: Diversity leads to economic successRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
Sanford Garner
Creativity comes not from the brilliance of one person, or a singular “ah ha” moment, but from a collision of ideas.
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KENNEDY: A regulatory no-brainer could save livesRestricted Content

July 2, 2011
Sheila Suess Kennedy
Cell phone users in the United States can’t choose to have radio on our phones because, when the ability to download first threatened the music industry’s business model, the carriers thought including broadcast radio would undermine their ability to sell music packages.
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JOSEPH: Is working for yourself or for others riskier?Restricted Content

June 25, 2011
Hannah Kaufman Joseph
In business ownership, individual performance is the key indicator of success.
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GUY: I have no predictions about the futureRestricted Content

June 18, 2011
John Guy
Those who try to predict the future do not tell us their track records, but they do ask us to buy their books.
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WHEELER: A case for improving city's balance sheetRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Roderick Wheeler / Special to IBJ
Education is an investment in which our city is expected to see a positive rate of return for every dollar invested and every degree earned.
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KENNEDY: We need to get our civics game onRestricted Content

June 4, 2011
Sheila Suess Kennedy
Right now, Americans are deeply involved in one of our periodic debates about government spending and the budget deficit. Important as that is, I am more concerned about our civic deficit—the widespread lack of basic constitutional literacy.
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HENDERSON: On power players and the future of kidsRestricted Content

May 28, 2011
Tom Henderson
We expect IPS to take its students to the very pillars of academic success after thoroughly hog-tying them. It’s difficult to find more breathless insanity than this.
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DECKERS: What are customers tweeting about you?

May 21, 2011
Erik Deckers / Special to IBJ
Where were you when you first heard about Osama Bin Laden? Did you hear about it on Twitter and Facebook? On TV? Or did you see it on the front page of the morning paper, 10 hours after the rest of the world?
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