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Eric Berman has been WIBC and Network Indiana's political reporter and statehouse bureau chief for two decades, and has covered the administrations of six governors. Eric began his radio career at WIOU in Kokomo, and worked at WOWO in Fort Wayne before joining WIBC in 1994. His work has earned numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, United Press International, and the Associated Press, including the AP's Indiana Reporter of the Year award. He has been cited by Howey Politics Indiana as one of Indiana's most trusted political reporters. Eric was a semifinalist in the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions in 1987, and has co-authored five trivia books with Lou Harry, including "Biggest Trivia Book Ever -- and That's a Fact!"

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Gov. Eric Holcomb (Photo: Eric Berman) Governor Holcomb says he's "pleased with the work product" from the Indiana House so far on a road funding plan. But he's still holding off endorsing a specific approach. Holcomb listed "preferred" options last month, including a gas tax...
(Photo: OneInchPunch/Thinkstock) Republicans' plan to raise gas taxes to pay for roads has passed the House and is headed for the Senate. House Republicans' bill would raise gas taxes 10 cents a gallon immediately, then index the tax to inflation and income growth for the next...
Bob Leonard (Photo: IMPD) The second of two brothers convicted of murder in the Richmond Hill explosion on Indy's south side says the jury should have been allowed to consider a lesser charge. The Indiana Supreme Court is already considering Mark Leonard's appeal of his life...
(Photo: iStock) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- A proposed casino for Terre Haute has come up snake eyes at the statehouse. A Senate committee deadlocked 5-5 on a proposal to shift some gaming tables from the casino in Rising Sun to a new one in Terre Haute. The tie vote kills the bill...
(Photo: Eric Berman/WIBC) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Cities in Indiana can't stop you from renting out your home through sites like Airbnb, under a bill passed by the Indiana House. Carmel made headlines last month by warning homeowners it would crack down on Airbnb rentals, arguing...
Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick (R) (Photo: Eric Berman/WIBC) You may have cast your last vote for state school superintendent. The House and Senate are both moving closer to making it an appointed position. A House committee has voted to let the governor...
(Photo: Brian A. Jackson/Thinkstock) Indiana could join 17 states which take DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony. Indiana uploads DNA from convicted felons to a national database. When police have DNA in an unsolved case, they cross-check every week to see if there's a...
House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) (Photo: Eric Berman/WIBC) A plan to let Terre Haute open Indiana' 13th casino faces a tough road ahead, even if it passes the Senate. The owners of Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun have proposed shifting half the gaming positions from...
(Photo: iStock) Legislators may reopen the debate over why you can't buy alcohol on Sunday. Senate President Pro Tem David Long says he wants to hold hearings on repealing the ban on Sunday sales. He says he'll consult fellow Republicans about whether to discuss the ban this...