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Evan Bayh has made it official: he will not run for governor in 2016. His reason: he could not have the impact he would like to have since the General Assembly will be firmly in the hands of the Republicans. This is consistent with his long-t…
There are 17 legislative interim summer study commissions operating in Indiana. From these will come the blueprints for legislation in the next session.
Now that Labor Day is past, the season of hunting for voters is fully open.
Lately, at least in Indianapolis, nice people have been making noises about taxing neighbors who do not live in Marion County but work there.
A few readers of the South Bend newspaper have sent emails complaining that either they do not understand my columns or that I waste their time by not sticking to the facts. That I include some of my conclusions from the data seems to be an irritant.
The good folks at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis have come up with a new number, one we have never seen before.
Goober Goodenough is a longtime member of the Indiana General Assembly. You probably know the roadside signs he puts up before every election: “Goober is Goodenough for Indiana.”
Public higher education financing is unsustainable as currently configured. This conclusion was reached by two important groups over the past two years.
The governor and his select invitees to his closed tax conference last month praised simplifying Indiana’s tax code. It is an idea better loved by Americans than baseball, apple, pie or motherhood.
We were in Edinburgh at the Pixy Theater waiting to hear the Wright Brothers play. For reasons I cannot explain, I began to think of the growing concern about public safety in communities across the state. It was an incongruous series of thou…
It must be the season. Another ranking of the states crossed my desk this week. That’s the second in two weeks. This time it’s from the Kauffman Foundation, the Kansas City organization that promotes entrepreneur development, and its polling …
The same day Gov. Pence held his tax circus (conference) 2 weeks ago, CNBC the cable business channel CNBC released its ranking of “America’s Top States for Business.”
The regulars who frequent Fitness by Denial were sitting around imbibing their favorite beverages when the topic came up. “What do you think of the court’s decision in the cold beer wars?” asked a senior member of the state Legislature.
You probably did not notice it. Perhaps the World Cup or the early summer weather absorbed your attention. Nonetheless, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis published the latest data about Indiana’s Gross Domestic Product.
Now that Ivy Tech’s physical empire has been built, with a branch in almost every county, it’s time to determine what role that institution will play in providing education for Hoosiers.
Where, oh where, should we put our economic development resources? This question often goes unasked by economic development agencies. There are those who are philosophically opposed to answering that question. Others believe the answers are s…
If Indiana is doing so well, why are we doing so poorly? By now you’ve heard Indiana continues to have a declining unemployment rate, a rate below the unemployment rate nationally.
Hoosier mayors and their city councils are beleaguered by fiscal crises set upon them by Indiana’s Legislature. Some mayors take up the challenge, working hard to trim expenditures, doing as little harm as possible to the public’s welfare. Ot…
Economist Gary Becker died last week. He was a professor at the University of Chicago and winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Economics.
“We’ve had it wrong for a long time,” my friend, Francis Franks, told me at lunch in his school’s cafeteria.
Recently I heard a state representative and a state senator discuss the activities of the 2014 Indiana Legislature.
From the email this week, I sensed a profound need by Hoosiers to find joy in the problems of Illinois.
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