Letters to the Editor

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Pence development fund deserves another look

Indy Chamber knows that affordability and ease of doing business are important economic development assets. But we also know that we live in a talent-driven economy—and our strategy for growth and jobs must adapt.
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Utilities make power grab

Across the country we have witnessed utility crusades to stomp out competition from rooftop solar. Now, in Indiana, we see an unprecedented attack by utility companies like AEP, Duke and Vectren to maintain their monopoly status.
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Convenience store would hurt neighborhood

I oppose a convenience store at the northeast corner of German Church Road and East Washington Street in Cumberland,where the St. John United Church of Christ is located. The proposal to demolish a church with such a significant heritage involving so many is a travesty.
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Legal profession racing to navigate through storm

IBJ’s [Feb 9] coverage of the continuing decline in law school enrollments rightly highlights the challenges confronting both the schools and law graduates. I see evidence that these developments may prompt a period of accelerated reform.
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Keep talking about infrastructure needs

Thank you for [Sheila Kennedy’s Feb. 9 column] on the demise of our infrastructure. I’ve been making this point for years and I’m thrilled that it is getting some exposure.
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Pence's HIP 2.0 sends lifeline to rural hospitals

With the approval of the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 waiver after months of negotiations, Gov. Pence and his administration are to be commended for their efforts to secure this innovative, affordable coverage program for those who need it most: our state’s working families.
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Budget amendment wastes money, minds

Peter Rusthoven states [Jan. 19 Taking Issue] that a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget will “protect the state” when the economy turns down.
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Pence education agenda would push state ahead

Because of the vital role education plays in Indiana’s future, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee recently voted to endorse Gov. Pence’s education agenda for the 2015 legislative session.
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