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Legislators are struggling to control rising property taxes on farmland. Farmland is taxed not on what it would be worth to someone else, but its productivity value as farmland. Purdue property tax specialist Larry DeBoer says those assessments are four years out of date -- the...
A new bipartisan advocacy group says low income Hoosiers deserve to be paid more. Lift Retail Jobs plans to unveil its initiative Thursday. They say it aims to create better retail jobs in Indianapolis. Organizer Kevin Salsman says Indy is currently the ninth poorest...
Demolition crews have begun tearing down the old Outlaws Motorcycle Club compound on Indy's near eastside. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler says crews are razing all three properties: 305 North Jefferson Avenue, 2204 East New York Street and 2210 East New York Street. This follows the...
Cummins is celebrating the opening of its $70 million Seymour Technical Center. Officials cut the ribbon on the new center in Jackson County today. Gary Johansen is executive director of Worldwide Engineering for the High-Horsepower Engine Business. He says Cummins is...
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...