Indianapolis Business Journal

JANUARY 4-10, 2010

This week, read about what grass-roots groups are doing to fill in the gaps in federal health care reform and find out what changes environmental leaders hope to see made during this year's General Assembly. Also, columnist Tim Altom explains the buzz over 3G cell phone technology. And Bill Benner offers some perspective for furious Colts fans.

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EDITORIAL: City should phase in new fees

Mayor Greg Ballard is on the right track with his plan to ask the City-Council to raise fees on businesses in order to
improve code enforcement. But the push-back he’s receiving from
the business community is understandable.

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RYAN: Recession could prompt tax reform

A new study by the National Conference of State Legislatures shows that states have narrowed
a collective budget gap by $145.9 billion in the fiscal year that began July 1, only to be faced with another $28.2 billion
gap for the remainder of the fiscal year. And fiscal 2011 and 2012 are equally bleak.

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FEIGENBAUM: Early committee hearings were mostly theater

The December hearings by Indiana General Assembly committees focused on issues that legislative leaders designated as
key session priorities, but the committee work was largely unremarkable, with predictable testimony derived from the usual

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Yuletide show rocked

For the eighth consecutive year, we took our family (22 this year) to the
Yuletide Celebration. The show was one of the best.

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Return of business name is gratifying

I am writing in response to the Dec. 14 On the Beat article (“Firm undergoes name change”). First, since leaving
my former company, which had still been using the Sponsel name, I’m happy to have my name back solely for my use.

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NFP of NOTE: Net Literacy

Net Literacy increases computer access, computer and Internet literacy, and Internet safety awareness while providing student
volunteers job skills, life skills, and an opportunity to participate in service to their community.

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