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(Photo of: Giordano's CEO Yorgo Koutsogiorgas) The nation's $37 billion pizza industry is heating up right here in Indiana. One of Chicago's best known pizza institutions is setting up shop in Indianapolis. Chicago-based Giordano's is celebrating the grand opening of its 50th...
What is being called a "freedom to teach" bill is on hold for the time being for what it's sponsor calls "fine tuning." The bill (HB 1009) was debated by the House Education Committee, though no vote was taken after committee chairman Rep. Bob Behning (R, Indianapolis) said he...
Legislators are moving to increase oversight over taxi companies and new ride apps like Uber. A Senate committee unanimously voted Tuesday to require insurance for cab and Uber drivers, and to disqualify drivers with convictions for violent felonies or reckless driving offenses...
For the second time in a week, a legislative committee took a step toward removing State Superintendent Glenda Ritz as chair of the State Board of Education. The Senate Rules Committee voted 7-to-4 along political party lines for the bill late Monday which its sponsor, Sen...
Indiana hasn't had any cases of measles so far this year, and the State Department of Health wants to keep it that way. More than 100 cases of measles have been reported in 14 states as of last week according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many of them...
(file photo courtesy The White House) President Barack Obama was scheduled make a stop in Indianapolis on Friday. The president will speak at Ivy Tech Community College to discuss the importance of middle-class economics, including "making the paychecks of working families go...
Mayors and city leaders boast about their economic benefits, but a new study says TIF Districts may not be all they're touted to be. Ball State University Economist Dr. Mike Hicks says "TIF" refers to "Tax Increment Financing." Cities often set up special TIF "districts" where...
A constitutional amendment to let an independent commission draw Indiana's legislative and congressional districts has hit a speed bump in a Senate committee. Senate Elections Chairman Greg Walker (R-Columbus) says the intent is merely to give legislators permission to outsource...
A Court of Appeals ruling in favor of fenced-in hunting preserves may strengthen the hand of legislators who support the facilities. A divided appeals court ruled the Department of Natural Resources had no right under state law to order high-fence hunting preserves to close in...