Is the GOP the party for business interests? Indiana businesses are facing new problems. First and foremost, they simply lack adequate numbers of well-prepared employees. Our business leaders have reflexively turned to the Republican Party for help. In response, they have been given lots of “workforce” programs but no real assistance. Real help would mean effective […]
The greatest sin of the Republican establishment in our state is its silent embrace of Trump.
I am confronted with two efforts to impose plans from above and to drown us under statistics designed to ensure that the plans are executed.
When it comes to virtual charter schools we simply run away from responsibility, as do all too many parents.
There are school districts losing millions of dollars because of the tax caps.
We have dozens of school districts that pay starting teachers less than $35,00 a year.
I predict a major case of inaction.
Voter fraud is so rare it has seldom been proven anywhere in the country.
I have been reluctant to name bills after people. That can seem coy. But I will make an exception here.
Until the passage of the Affordable Care Act, our regulation was a very light touch.
Public concern about favoritism is increased when there has been no public testimony, no amendments allowed for the minority, no witnesses, and no public lobbying.
The Legislature is not as transparent as it should be on the best of days.
We did little harm this year because we did so little.
The state could direct $10 million to reducing childhood poverty and require that “family impact statements” be devised as to proposed regulations. The result would be that poverty would be alleviated by the $10 million minus the cost of the impact statements and the cost of the inevitable litigation about them.
Union leaders will organize their get-out-the-vote efforts at a far higher level than in the past.