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Pence goes without issuing pardon in first two years

Gov. Mike Pence, who has said he wants Indiana to be a leader in giving criminals who've served their time a second chance, hasn't granted a single pardon during his first two years in office.
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Nursing home construction moratorium fight fuels lobbying, donations

The two sides duking it out over a construction ban on nursing homes spent more than $500,000 over six months to win lawmakers to their sides—a spike of 45 percent over previous years. And that kind of high-stakes fight is about to happen again.
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Reservoir or riverside trail system: Which is best for Madison County?

Economic development officials in Madison County are advancing a plan to dam the White River in Anderson and create a seven-mile lake, but environmental groups are pushing the idea of a riverside trail as an alternative with equal promise for economic development but less expense and environmental destruction.
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Poll quizzes Hoosiers on presidential aspirants

Even in his home state, Gov. Mike Pence is not as widely recognized as former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton, but he’s more of a vote-getter.
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Pence accepts resignation of deputy chief of staff

Pence announced that he had accepted the resignation of Ryan Streeter, who is leaving his position as deputy chief of staff of policy and strategy.
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Supporters to press funding case for Evansville med school

Indiana University, the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College are seeking a total of nearly $50 million for the campus that would cover about six city blocks.
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Private hiring in state boomed by 15,800 jobs in November

In December, Indiana saw its biggest monthly increase in private sector jobs in 15 years, as the national economy boosted hiring across the country.
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Indiana revenue expectations down $129M for 2015

The forecast also calls for revenue to grow 4.1 percent and 4.7 percent the next two years. The forecast also projects gaming revenue to drop below 2003 levels in the next two years.
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Sixteen firms promise Indiana expansions, 2,100-plus jobs

Nine of the 16 firms who announced their plans with state officials Thursday expect to boost operations and employment in the Indianapolis area, forecasting 933 jobs.
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Pence: HIP 2.0 timeline not as important as approval

The state and federal government have been in negotiations since the summer, but the governor said he remains confident that an agreement will be reached, even if it isn’t by his original deadline.
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