Daniels cautions Indiana lawmakers about budget-WEB ONLY

Gov. Mitch Daniels cautioned lawmakers about Indiana’s fiscal challenges during his State of the State speech last night, saying that drafting a new two-year budget this session will be full of hard decisions. But Daniels, sworn in to a second term on Monday, said spending restraints and other actions taken during his first term have […]

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Schools may not fare well in Daniels’ budget-WEB ONLY

Don’t be surprised if a two-year state budget Gov. Mitch Daniels plans to propose tomorrow includes no overall spending increase for public schools. “Protecting education at today’s levels would be a huge achievement when revenues are plummeting or are down significantly,” Daniels said last week. “In many states right now, education is being cut, and […]

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Thompson faces uphill fight against Daniels

Jill Long Thompson says she knows it will be tough to unseat Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels in November, and she already has come out swinging. Just hours after squeaking out the Democratic gubernatorial nomination over Jim Schellinger last week, the former Indiana congresswoman verbally jabbed Daniels. “Four years ago he went through the state wearing […]

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