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(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...
Indiana State Representative Christina Hale says across the board background checks for taxi cab and Uber drivers will help keep Hoosiers safe. Rep. Hale says taxis and most ride share services are only governed at spotty, local levels and not the state level. Hale says some...
An outside audit of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles has uncovered nearly two-million dollars in overcharges -- the third overbilling in a year-and-a-half. Governor Pence says an audit begun after the last overcharge discovery last fall has found 30,000 more overcharges dating back...
A state court of appeals panel says the Department of Natural Resources doesn't have the authority to ban high-fence hunting preserves. A three-judge appeals panel ruled 2-to-1 that DNR overstepped the powers given to it by the legislature when it attempted to ban the preserves...
Indiana gas prices are up about twenty cents from about a month ago, but still way down from this time last year. AAA's Fuel Gauge report shows gas prices remain about $1.14 lower than February of 2014. That's when the average statewide price for regular unleaded hovered around...
A bill that could lead to the consolidation of all Marion County fire departments under the Indianapolis banner is headed to the Senate, where the same bill died last year. The bill that would give the City-County Council the authority to absorb the fire departments of Pike,...