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Governor Pence is calling for a half-billion-dollar shot of new spending on road and bridge maintenance next year, with another half-billion over the three years after that. Democrats have been accusing Pence of neglecting road repairs, a charge the governor maintains is at odds...
Indiana may be landlocked, but Hoosiers still have an impact on marine life. The state has a huge effect on the health of the Gulf of Mexico. In fact--it produces more than 10 percent of the pollutants that end up in the Gulf — phosphates and nitrates that create dead zones...
Republican Marlin Stutzman is looking for someone to run his campaign for the U.S. Senate. Brendon DelToro had been managing Stutzman's campaign since May, but he told Gannett Media's Maureen Groppe he was leaving because he and the conservative congressman had "different...
The Indianapolis Indians have signed a new 20-year lease on Victory Field. The new lease is similar to the team's first 20-year lease, which runs out in March, but Capital Improvement Board executive director Barney Levengood says it took about five months of negotiations to...
Evan Bayh insists that bipartisanship can be a winning issue at the polls. The former Democratic senator and governor is on the advisory board for No Labels, a group formed in 2010 to promote ways that Washington politicians could find common ground, as opposed to the partisan...
Fourth District Congressman Todd Rokita predicts the chaos surrounding the election of a new House speaker will benefit Congress in the long run. The government runs out of spending authority December 11, and is also approaching its debt ceiling. A highway funding bill and a...
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann says the new Ohio River Bridge will be opening earlier than planned. Ellspermann joined Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore for that announcement today. They say the bridge that connects Kentucky and Southern Indiana...
The chairman of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission says the agency's next director should bring greater emphasis to the business and marketing of horse breeding. The commission unanimously fired Joe Gorajec, the agency's executive director since its inception 25 years ago...
An Indiana political scientist calls the current American political situation "grim." IPFW Political Science Professor Dr. Mike Wolf says the situation can be traced to obsession with "winning" and constant disagreement over compromise and what they entail. Wolf says lack of...