Indianapolis Business Journal

DECEMBER 12-18, 2011

This week, see what folks are saying about the city's new "outdoor room" along Georgia Street and find out how state transportation officials are trying to speed up roadwork. In A&E, Lou Harry shares his thoughts on holiday entertainment. And in Forefront, Indiana gubernatorial candidates spell out their jobs plans.

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GOP brass opts not to battle townships

Republican leaders in the General Assembly who have backed local government reform will trade ambitious proposals they’ve pursued in years past for more moderate—and widely accepted—ideas in the next legislative session.

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New road contracts are built for speed

A bidding method being used more often by the state is likely to reduce misery for motorists and merchants in the path of a highway project. Project completion time is now a major consideration in reviewing road-work bids that were traditionally evaluated almost entirely on cost.

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DeLaney calls for action to boost safety at convenience stores

State Rep. Ed DeLaney, an Indianapolis Democrat, said at a Wednesday morning press conference that he has asked the Indiana Department of Labor to convene a forum about worker safety with police, convenience store operators, Department of Labor officials and other interested parties.

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Mills: Health care’s future is partnership

In spite of all the consolidation lately among hospitals, Community Health CEO Bryan Mills says the future of hospital systems will hinge more on partnerships like the one Community struck last week on its rehab hospital.

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RUSTHOVEN: Right-to-work could spark Urbana 2.0

Here’s a right-to-work primer: Federal labor law permits states to prohibit bargaining agreements requiring workers to join a union (or to pay union dues). Unions hate this provision but have never been able to kill it.

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Children’s Choir made memories

Greg Morris’ [Dec. 5 column ] about the Indianapolis Children’s Choir relates many of its extraordinary accomplishments during the last 25 years, but its performances during the 7th FINA World Swimming Championships in Conseco Fieldhouse in 2004 need special attention.

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Insurers losing fight with hospitals

While I certainly support increases in transparency of cost and quality, I wonder why insurance companies need to resort to gimmicks [“Insurers Push Comparison Shopping,” Nov. 28].

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PROXY CORNER: MainSource Financial Group

Greensburg-based MainSource Financial Group is the holding company for MainSource Bank, which has 80 offices spread across 31 counties in Indiana, three counties in Illinois, three counties in Kentucky and two counties in Ohio.

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