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Eric Berman

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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Notre Dame president Fr. Theodore Hesburgh (left) with Martin Luther King Jr. at a 1964 civil rights rally at Chicago's Soldier Field. (photo: University of Notre Dame) Hoosier leaders are remembering former Notre Dame president Theodore Hesburgh as a priest who left a lasting...
Supporters of the move to repeal Indiana's common construction wage say it would save cities and schools money as they try to squeeze building projects into their budgets. But local governments are divided on whether repeal is a good idea. Indiana Association of Cities and Towns...
After 28 years, there may be momentum for doing away with the ISTEP exam. The Senate voted 46-3 this week to get rid of ISTEP after next year and replace it with something shorter and cheaper. Governor Pence says while it wasn't part of his education agenda, he's open to the...
Gov. Mike Pence (WIBC.com file photo) Governor Pence is declining to clarify whether he's willing to support allowing live dealers at Indiana's two racetrack casinos. Pence has long said he opposes expansion of gambling, without specifying what would meet that definition. This...
The bill to repeal Indiana's common construction wage will get a hearing in the Senate, but Senate President Pro Tem David Long isn't predicting whether or how it will pass. Long (R-Fort Wayne) says he personally favors repealing the common construction wage. He argues it drives...
(WIBC.com photo courtesy Indy Eleven) A bill to help finance a new stadium for the Indy Eleven pro soccer team is on its way to the Senate. The House voted 73-21 to give Indy's City-County Council the option of letting the Indy Eleven keep sales and income taxes from games at...
Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) Senate President Pro Tem David Long says the Senate's version of the budget will follow the House's lead in steering more money to schools. House Republicans' budget gives schools a $469...
A revised casino bill comes up for a final vote in the House on Wednesday, amid warnings the proposal could face trouble if it reaches Governor Pence. Pence has said he opposes an expansion of gambling, but hasn't made clear publicly which proposals cross that line. But House...
House Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) House Republicans' budget is on the way to the Senate: Republicans passed their $31 billion two-year budget on a near-party-line vote. Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown boasts the plan...