The state rarely has to dole out incentives to retain jobs. Experts differ on whether that's likely to change in the wake of the $7 million deal state officials cut to keep an Indianapolis HVAC plant open.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz’s re-election loss in November was a big setback for the Indiana State Teachers Association, leading some observers to wonder how much clout the organization still holds.
Legislative leaders have sounded alarm bells over state revenue figures, saying lawmakers will need to take a cautious approach to investing in new programs such as expanding state-funded preschool and raising teacher pay.
Jim Schellinger, a former Democratic candidate for governor, became president last year of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. In accepting the new position, he will retire from CSO Architects, where he had served as CEO, and sell his ownership stake.
An Indiana state official in charge of regulatory oversight of nursing homes and residential care facilities has been barred from taking a job at a private company that runs senior living communities over ethics concerns.