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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 the 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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Indiana's Department of Homeland Security has unveiled a new communications trailer powered exclusively by renewable energy. The retrofitted vehicle has solar panels on the roof and side and wind turbines that pop out of the roof, allowing it to power laptops, two-way radios,...
A Washington think tank on state and local taxes is cautioning legislators against joining the rush to eliminate the business personal property tax. Legislators balked at Governor Pence's proposal to keep up with other states and abolish the tax, instead giving counties the...
The attack on Canada's Parliament building and war memorial is the latest case of Westerners taking up the cause of Islamic radicalism, and underscores a difficult security challenge. U.S. officials say the Canadian gunman had tried to go to the Middle East to fight alongside...
A popular Indianapolis field-trip destination for Hoosier health students is closing its doors after 25 years and reinventing itself. The Ruth Lilly Health Education Center will merge into Marian University after the first of the year. Instead of bringing tour groups in, the...
Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley says it's unlikely Indiana will use the bankruptcy of the company which operates the Indiana Toll Road to take back operations itself. Indiana's contract with ITR Concession Company gives the state the right to resume operating the road...
The State Board of Accounts is seeking a legislative fix for a funding crunch that's prompted the agency to put off audits of smaller governmental units. The state's external audit agency has seen a 20% cut in its budget from peak levels. But State Examiner Paul Joyce says a...
Governor Pence says he expects the lease of the Indiana Toll Road to a private operator to continue, even if the identity of that operator changes. The 75-year lease of the Toll Road to a Spanish-Australian consortium allows the state to reclaim control of the road if the...
Gov. Mike Pence (WIBC.com file photo) Governor Pence says he'll roll out his legislative agenda sometime between Election Day and New Year's. But he's praising the priorities laid out by fellow Republicans in the House. Pence says advisers are still crafting his proposed two-...
House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) House Republicans say they'll seek to beef up education funding while maintaining a balanced budget in next year's legislative session. Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says final funding proposals...