The planned rate increase, which state officials estimated would affect about 700,000 customers, averaged 25 percent and would have been as high as 39 percent for some.
The president’s budget offers tax cuts for businesses, including a $5,000 tax credit for hiring new workers this year, help
for the unemployed and $25 billion more for cash-strapped state governments. Job creation will take precedence over stemming
a surging deficit.
The founder of TrendyMinds, an Indianapolis advertising and public relations firm, will attend President Obama’s State of
the Union address Wednesday evening. Trevor Yager is among several small-business owners nationwide who were invited.
The Senate has passed President Barack Obama’s landmark health care overhaul in a climactic Christmas Eve vote, extending
medical insurance to 30 million Americans. But the Senate’s bill still must be merged with legislation passed by the House,
and there are significant differences.
President Barack Obama’s federal stimulus package has steered about $848 million to Indiana so far and created or retained
nearly 18,900 jobs, the White House said. But an analysis found the report is still full of errors.
IPL will receive $20 million to help pay for a $48.8 million project to install more than 28,000 smart meters; Midwest ISO
will get $17.3 million toward a $34.5 million project to install 150 phasor measurement units.
President Obama is talking up volunteerism, and some not-for-profits are hustling to make sure they reap the benefits of
the high-profile pitch. The Nature Conservancy and Indianapolis-based Kiwanis International were among the first
organizations to announce their support of Obama’s summer service initiative, United We Serve, which kicked off June
22 and runs through Sept. 11.
When prominent Egyptologist Zahi Hawass shared stories at a recent event about his personal meeting with President Obama,
my pride was momentarily dashed by the behavior of the people sitting at the next table.
When Hawass noted how impressed he was with our new president, these people became incredulous. They started snickering like
The solution to ending the current recession is not more trillion-dollar debt on future social health care, education and energy ideas, nor any increase in taxes.
Marijuana legalization deserves a thoughtful debate, not ridicule from Morton Marcus.
Tip O’Neill once said, "All politics is local." I watched my sister and even my bookkeeper—who hadn’t voted in decades—cheer
when Barack Obama rose far above John McCain in November. Clearly, there was a mandate and Obama’s oratory and messages
seemed to inspire voters across the country.
I find your writing to be thought-provoking, and I especially liked your [Nov. 24] piece.