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CLARK: Bring on another governor with Daniels' characteristicsRestricted Content

January 8, 2011
Murray Clark / Special to IBJ
The root of Mitch Daniels' success can be boiled down to an adherence to three simple concepts: lower taxes, a smaller government and more personal freedom.
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PARKER: Governors past provide critical lessons for 2012 electionRestricted Content

January 8, 2011
Dan Parker / Special to IBJ
You can’t successfully govern Indiana with a divide-and-conquer approach. We’re nice people, and we don’t like to be yelled at.
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KETZENBERGER: Daniels will define legacy in key speechRestricted Content

January 8, 2011
John Ketzenberger / Special to IBJ
Gov. Mitch Daniels’ upcoming State of the State speech will be the seventh time he has addressed a joint session of the General Assembly, and it’s likely the one that will define his mark on Indiana for years to come.
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HARRIS: Teacher contracts are written for adults, not studentsRestricted Content

January 8, 2011
David Harris / Special to IBJ
Too often, teacher contracts have put the interests of adults above the interests of students. Adults have all the power.
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MEREDITH: Students achieve more under collective bargainingRestricted Content

January 8, 2011
Teresa Meredith / Special to IBJ
Recent reform measures—aimed at blaming teachers’ unions for all that ails public schools—claim that negotiated agreements are a large part of student achievement problems. Yet research shows that Indiana students fare better in school corporations where teachers have the right to collectively bargain.
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HEIN: Hoosier mayors drive U.S., China tiesRestricted Content

January 8, 2011
Jay Hein / Special to IBJ
Wayne Seybold is well-known as an Olympic ice skater. He is also earning a reputation as an innovative two-term mayor of his hometown of Marion. But few Hoosiers are aware of his role as global trade warrior.
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WINSTON: Focus on kitchen and boardroom tablesRestricted Content

January 8, 2011
Robin Winston / Special to IBJ
Many voters I talked with wanted to send a wakeup call to politicians of both parties that they should heed the words of Jim Carville to then-candidate Bill Clinton in 1992: “It’s the economy, stupid.”
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SHELLA: Indiana Democrats can blame ObamaRestricted Content

January 8, 2011
Jim Shella / Special to IBJ
Democrats couldn’t get away from Barack Obama during the 2010 election cycle. The national mood fueled by frustration over high unemployment and the continued recession, along with opposition to health care reform, carried their opponents into office.
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EARLY: Either sing 'Kumbaya' or 'suck it up, cupcakes'Restricted Content

January 8, 2011
Rex Early / Special to IBJ
The real gift in the 2010 election is that the Republican landslide was nationwide and resulted in Republican majorities in legislatures all over the country. Why was this so important? It’s map-drawing time.
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VAUGHN: Ethics reform is riddled with loopholesRestricted Content

January 8, 2011
Julia Vaughn / Special to IBJ
When the Indiana General Assembly reconvened earlier this month, legislators were greeted by a huge cadre of lobbyists all wanting the same thing: their attention and support for whatever issue the lobbyist is pushing.
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ROBERTS: 'Perfect storm' casts pall over Super BowlRestricted Content

January 8, 2011
Gary R. Roberts / Special to IBJ
As a one-time NFL lawyer who has closely followed sports labor relations for 35 years, I am often asked about the chances of Indianapolis’ losing the 2012 Super Bowl.
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MUTZ: Reclaim education from the unionsRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
John Mutz / Special to IBJ
No doubt about it. My vote for collective bargaining rights for teachers as a state senator in 1973 was a big mistake. Not my only miscue in public life, but a whopper.
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LADWIG: Public-sector unions burden taxpayersRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Craig Ladwig / Special to IBJ
Our ruin absent heroic stances at the Statehouse and the Governor’s Office, is not only politically likely but mathematically certain.
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MAHERN: Indy hotels should give workers a raiseRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Louis Mahern / Special to IBJ
The city should not approve another hotel development until it is clear the hotel operator will not pursue the same low-wage path of those who came before it.
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OWENSBY: Problems, sure. Broken? Not these everyday heroesRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Bill Owensby / Special to IBJ
How should the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department be fixed? But it's not broken.
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STRAUB: Re-engineering 'surge' will restore trust, confidenceRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
How should the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department be fixed? Unfortunately, the conduct of a small group of police officers has eroded the public’s trust and confidence in IMPD.
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WAGNER: Democrats should be pleased, cautiousRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Jennifer Wagner / Special to IBJ
Indianapolis is in desperate need of leadership, both the vision to steer a wayward ship back on course and the competence to implement large projects while deftly managing daily operations.
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LUBBERS: More performance funds for universitiesRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Teresa Lubbers / Special to IBJ
Indiana cannot meet growing economic and educational expectations without fundamentally rethinking how we deliver higher education to our students, how we measure progress, and how we reward results.
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RIVERA: Lackluster schools rob kids of futureRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Angel Rivera
I applaud the signs of progress that have been reported recently, but we are a long way from success.
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MYERS: Cure the education death spiralRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Woodrow Myers / Special to IBJ
As we move deeper into the second decade of the new century, we must face the reality of our failure to keep our kids at the front of the competition, especially in math and science.
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BAUER: Tech, education are calling cards with greatest appealRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
What should be done to attract more young professionals to Indiana? While manufacturing continues to play an important role in our economic base, we must be realistic and focus our attention on advanced manufacturing and green technologies.
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BOSMA: Upgraded tech, science education outrank attractionRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Brian C. Bosma / Special to IBJ
What should be done to attract more young professionals to Indiana? The availability of a talented innovative work force is now as important as low taxes, energy costs and location when entrepreneurs make job-location decisions.
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KRULL: Daniels got his wish - and should shudderRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
John Krull / Special to IBJ
Barack Obama can tell the governor that nuance is one of the first casualties of a political war.
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FARGO: Shield laws are beyond party labelsRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Anthony L. Fargo / Special to IBJ
Good government should be transparent, no matter who’s in charge.
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HOWEY: Tea partiers imprudently target LugarRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Brian A. Howey / Special to IBJ
A question that must be posed to the tea partiers intent on taking Sen. Richard Lugar out: Who replaces him?
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  1. I took Bruce's comments to highlight a glaring issue when it comes to a state's image, and therefore its overall branding. An example is Michigan vs. Indiana. Michigan has done an excellent job of following through on its branding strategy around "Pure Michigan", even down to the detail of the rest stops. Since a state's branding is often targeted to visitors, it makes sense that rest stops, being that point of first impression, should be significant. It is clear that Indiana doesn't care as much about the impression it gives visitors even though our branding as the Crossroads of America does place importance on travel. Bruce's point is quite logical and accurate.

  2. I appreciated the article. I guess I have become so accustomed to making my "pit stops" at places where I can ALSO get gasoline and something hot to eat, that I hardly even notice public rest stops anymore. That said, I do concur with the rationale that our rest stops (if we are to have them at all) can and should be both fiscally-responsible AND designed to make a positive impression about our state.

  3. I don't know about the rest of you but I only stop at these places for one reason, and it's not to picnic. I move trucks for dealers and have been to rest areas in most all 48 lower states. Some of ours need upgrading no doubt. Many states rest areas are much worse than ours. In the rest area on I-70 just past Richmond truckers have to hike about a quarter of a mile. When I stop I;m generally in a bit of a hurry. Convenience,not beauty, is a primary concern.

  4. Community Hospital is the only system to not have layoffs? That is not true. Because I was one of the people who was laid off from East. And all of the LPN's have been laid off. Just because their layoffs were not announced or done all together does not mean people did not lose their jobs. They cherry-picked people from departments one by one. But you add them all up and it's several hundred. And East has had a dramatic drop I in patient beds from 800 to around 125. I know because I worked there for 30 years.

  5. I have obtained my 6 gallon badge for my donation of A Positive blood. I'm sorry to hear that my donation was nothing but a profit center for the Indiana Blood Center.

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