Indianapolis Business Journal

JUNE 2-8, 2014

Indianapolis author John Green isn't a businessman, per se, but he's practically an industry unto himself. In this issue, IBJ's Lou Harry examines the blockbuster sales of Green's "The Fault in Our Stars," the prospects for the movie version (opening June 6), and Green's mastery of social media and multimedia to create a motivated fan base. Also this week, Scott Olson reports on the hops shortage threatening local breweries. And J.K. Wall explains how IU Health's Saxony hospital is finding ways to cut costs and improve outcomes with a focus on care coordination.>

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Operator of lottery stands by lofty goals

Gtech Indiana says it can generate unprecedented growth by focusing on the basics. Rather than trying to add new types of games or turning to Internet gambling, the company plans a slightly different mix of games and a whole lot more opportunities for Hoosiers to buy them.

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Political conventions fell short on return on investment

Daunting scheduling and fundraising challenges led city officials to walk away from opportunities to bid on the 2016 national conventions for both Republicans and Democrats, but the city’s latest Super Bowl setback might make the 2020 political conventions alluring.

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MUTZ: Growth is answer to GOP agenda

It’s time for Republicans to stop playing defense on President Obama’s agenda and implement our own pro-growth agenda that solves the country’s biggest problems—the economy and jobs—then reap the political rewards.

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Repeal 17th Amendment to restore balance

This year, I authored legislation that would have rescinded Indiana’s approval of the 17th Amendment. The 17th Amendment, adopted in 1913, requires U.S. senators to be elected by popular vote rather than by state legislatures. Doug Masson [May 19 Forefront] argued that this would be a bad idea, but he missed most of the story.

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