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Pence's stances increasingly show his social conservatism

Pence opened last week by calling his decision to drop a food-stamp waiver "ennobling" for the poor and capped it with a call for legal action to block Obama's immigration changes.
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Municipalities including Westfield join trademark game

Legal brand protection is all but required in the corporate world, where businesses must guard against unauthorized use of the brands they’ve invested time and resources to build. Now, the public sector increasingly is following suit as communities work to establish identities of their own.
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Financing strategy for roads hits bump

A standard-bearer of public-private partnerships since former Gov. Mitch Daniels’ toll road lease, Indiana might be turning away from at least one form of the P3s.
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Hillenbrand sees rare progress in controlling workers' weight

Hillenbrand is making headway at a time when most corporations reap little improvement for their investment in wellness programs.
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House GOP sues administration over health care law

House Republicans say the Obama administration overstepped its legal authority in carrying out the Affordable Care Act.
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State unemployment holds steady at 5.7 percent

Indiana added 5,500 private-sector jobs in October with modest bumps in manufacturing and the trade, transportation and utilities sector.
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Pence: State may sue to block Obama's immigration policies

Indiana's governor called Obama's plan to impose new policies on his own “an unacceptable end run around the democratic process” that “must be reversed.”
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Indiana ethics chief seeks changes after scandals

Indiana Inspector General David Thomas is asking for improved disclosure and ethics rules for state officials in the wake of a trio of Statehouse scandals.
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BMV excise tax refund to cost counties $19 million

BMV spokesman Josh Gillespie said the $19.2 million represents about 2 percent of the total excise tax revenue that counties normally receive over a two-year period.
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Child services agency missing caseload standard

Doris Tolliver, the agency's chief of staff, told the State Budget Committee on Wednesday that only one of its 19 regions is meeting the workload standards for case workers.
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