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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...
House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) (WIBC.com file photo) House Speaker Brian Bosma says he doesn't expect to reopen the state budget in the upcoming legislative session, despite plans to address infrastructure needs and attract more teachers. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says...
(WIBC.com file photo: RTV6) The advent of gay marriage means a change in Indiana University health benefits. For 15 years, IU has offered "domestic partner" benefits to same-sex couples -- they had to sign an affidavit saying they would be married if the law allowed. Now that...
An Indiana political scientist says it's in the best interest of Republicans to find a new House Speaker as soon as possible. IUPUI's Dr. Scott Pegg says many majority-holding Republicans want to see Congressman John Boehner relieved of the role. Pegg says they don't want...
Holiday retail hiring appears to be hot this year. Indiana Department of Workforce Development Spokesman Joe Frank says one sign of that is seasonal-holiday hiring began earlier this year with big companies like FedEx and Amazon hiring part-timers in the state as soon as they...
Purdue president Mitch Daniels (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) Purdue has given president Mitch Daniels a two-year contract extension. Daniels' contract now runs through 2020, and includes a bigger incentive pool. His base pay of $420,000 doesn't change, but he can earn up to...