The decision to sidetrack a 110-mph Chicago-Indianapolis-Cincinnati train hasn’t received any attention
locally. High-speed rail could someday become an economic development engine here, but it has
not gained as much attention here as improved highways or a commuter rail line from downtown to Noblesville.
Secretary of State Todd Rokita has relied on fines and fees to greatly increase his office’s firepower without a tax hike.
The Indiana State Teachers’ Retirement Fund is negotiating to buy a 12-story office building across from the
Statehouse in what could be the year’s largest downtown office transaction.
Indiana is offering state government employees voluntary unpaid leave, but it’s unclear how many workers might give up part
of their paycheck.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels on Friday announced a series of spending cuts and other steps designed to offset a continuing multimillion-dollar
decline in state revenues. If the trend continues without spending cuts, he said, Indiana’s reserves would be wiped out by
Indiana’s school chief warned school superintendents Thursday that declining state revenues could force cuts in public education
spending, education officials said.
Every neighborhood has its battles, but the 1,017-resident Centennial subdivision in Westfield is embroiled in one of the
most unusual: a very public fight over the adequacy of its phone, Internet and video service.
Telic Corp., a developer and manufacturer of United States military equipment, announced Thursday it will invest more than
$1.2 million in the former Newport Chemical Depot in western Indiana, creating up to 500 jobs.
The Indiana Finance Authority declined to sell a 19-acre development parcel between the White River and Fall Creek near downtown Indianapolis after it received only two bids at an auction Thursday.
The idea of merging the State Library, Indiana State Museum and several other history-related entities into one new agency is still
on the table, a state representative said.
A federal judge has ordered Indiana’s partially privatized welfare intake system to speed up decisions on food-stamp applications,
but the state has a year to meet its first target.
The state should delay unemployment tax increases on businesses from 2010 to 2011 to help companies retain workers and possibly
wait long enough for a federal bailout, Republicans who control the Indiana Senate said Tuesday.
Indiana House Speaker Patrick Bauer wants to revamp state ethics rules so that lawmakers would have to wait a year after leaving
office before becoming a Statehouse lobbyist.
Indiana human services chief Anne Murphy is expected to reveal more details on how the state will handle welfare intake after
its contract with IBM Corp. runs out.