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Lilly Endowment gives $6.6m to public policy institute

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Lilly Endowment is giving $6.6 million to support a new fundraising campaign by Indiana University's Public Policy Institute.

The gift was made to the IU Foundation to support the institute, which is part of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI.

“This generous funding is a vote of confidence in the institute’s ability to continue its good work in the future, which Lilly Endowment has supported for 20 years,” institute director John Krauss said in a prepared statement.

Krauss said the institute will use the grant to start a campaign "to sustain PPI for years to come." He did not state a fundraising goal.

“Lilly Endowment is pleased to support the efforts of PPI and its centers to provide solid research and analysis on important issues facing Indiana policymakers,” Clay Robbins, president of the endowment, said in a prepared statement.

In 2007, the institute staffed the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform, which issued the report, “Streamlining Local Government: we’ve got to stop governing like this,” also known as the Kernan-Shepard report.


 
 

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  1. In reality, Lilly is maintaining profit by cutting costs such as Indiana/US citizen IT workers by a significant amount with their Tata Indian consulting connection, increasing Indian H1B's at Lillys Indiana locations significantly and offshoring to India high paying Indiana jobs to cut costs and increase profit at the expense of U.S. workers.

  2. I think perhaps there is legal precedence here in that the laws were intended for family farms, not pig processing plants on a huge scale. There has to be a way to squash this judges judgment and overrule her dumb judgement. Perhaps she should be required to live in one of those neighbors houses for a month next to the farm to see how she likes it. She is there to protect the people, not the corporations.

  3. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/03-111.htm Corporate farms are not farms, they are indeed factories on a huge scale. The amount of waste and unhealthy smells are environmentally unsafe. If they want to do this, they should be forced to buy a boundary around their farm at a premium price to the homeowners and landowners that have to eat, sleep, and live in a cesspool of pig smells. Imagine living in a house that smells like a restroom all the time. Does the state really believe they should take the side of these corporate farms and not protect Indiana citizens. Perhaps justifiable they should force all the management of the farms to live on the farm itself and not live probably far away from there. Would be interesting to investigate the housing locations of those working at and managing the corporate farms.

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