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The House has voted to repeal Indiana's 80-year-old common construction wage law. 33 states and the federal government require contractors on public works projects pay building-trades workers what's calculated to be the typical wage for their specialty. Republicans argue that...
William Smith (photo courtesy IMPD) The man who drove a woman who had been shot to the City-County Building (CCB) earlier this month now faces a charge or murder. The investigation began February 11, when 32-year-old William Smith drove his pickup truck to the CCB with the woman...
Governor Mike Pence signs SB 62 to shorten ISTEP (photo courtesy State of Indiana) It was a foregone conclusion, as schools already were preparing for a shorter ISTEP, but the Indiana General Assembly and Governor Mike Pence have made it official. Without dissent, the House and...
An Indianapolis man has been sentenced to 85 years in prison for several crimes, including kidnapping. Raymond Smith pretended to be a parking lot attendant on February 10, 2013 and kidnapped a woman in a downtown Indianapolis parking garage. Smith forced his way into her car...
Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers delivers her State of Higher Education speech (ICHE photo) Colleges and universities will have the chance to survey their graduates as part of an effort to comply with a possible future mandate from the federal government. "In recent...
The two-year state budget that the House will pass this week contains more money for public schools. But some school districts will likely lose money over those two years. The budget to come out of the House Ways and Means Committee boosts K-12 education spending by $469 million...
Some business backed groups like the Indiana Chamber are pushing hard to lift the state's common wage law, saying it could be less expensive and create more projects. But the math doesn't add up according to some in the construction industry. John Abbott with Circle B...
You may have noticed gas prices going up again over the weekend. One analyst says they probably won't be below $2/gallon again for a while. Most Central Indiana stations raised prices to the 2.39/gallon range, and though a drop of a few cents is likely, we probably won't be...
If a dream voyage around the Great Lakes is on your bucket list then good news, a company has announced a cruise from Montreal to Chicago. The Great Lakes Cruise Ship Co. says that they will begin offering the trip in July. The ship, named the St. Laurent, is described as an "...