Indianapolis Business Journal

APRIL 6-12, 2015

Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle wasn’t the first business leader to denounce Indiana’s religious freedom law, but he was among the first prominent Indiana Republicans to vocally support gay rights. Jared Council explores his advocacy for gay rights and how he arrived at his decision to protest the law. Also in this issue, Kathleen McLaughlin scrutinizes the “one-bin” process for trash and recyclables that Indianapolis wants to institute. And in A&E Etc., Lou Harry tests out Burger Theory by the airport.

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Untested ‘one-bin’ trash/recycling solution on way

Under a plan by Indianapolis and Covanta, consumers would throw everything into one trash bin and automated sorting equipment would pluck out recyclables. Opponents say the early experience of Montgomery, Alabama, provides evidence that the sorting technology isn’t effective.

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IU Health fires nurse who was part of union organizing

The fired nurse, Lacie Little, was one of two nurses quoted in an IBJ story that broke the news of the attempt to organize a nurse union at IU Health’s downtown hospitals. The union working with the IU Health nurses has filed an unfair labor practices charge.

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Recycling center makes sense

It’s disappointing to see a statewide organization that exists to support recycling continue to spread misinformation about the new Covanta Advanced Recycling Center project in Indianapolis [Hamilton letter, March 23]. But, clearly this is the intent of the Indiana Recycling Coalition.

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IBJ overreacted

What a surprise that IBJ’s editorial would take the typical liberal whining shot at this recently passed legislation.

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Indiana making strides in education attainment

The March 23 article titled “Indiana’s Higher Education Achievement Results Mixed” highlights Indiana’s efforts to increase the number of Hoosiers with education beyond high school. J.K. Wall’s analysis also makes clear the need for sustained urgency if we hope to reach the goal of 60 percent of all Hoosiers with a quality college degree or credential.

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Indiana revives old interposition law

In the 1950s, after the U.S. Supreme Court decided that segregated schools were unconstitutional, a number of Southern states attempted to revive the doctrine of interposition. That doctrine has it that a state has the right to interpose itself between its citizens and actions of the federal government that the state’s legislature and governor oppose, thus nullify such actions.

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