INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's election season traditionally kicks into high gear after Labor Day, but this year it seems few Hoosiers are paying attention to state and local candidates and issues — setting the stage for potentially the lowest general election voter turnout in history.
According to Sentier Research, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Labor Department, since President Barack Obama took office five years ago, the median household income has dropped from $56,000 to $52,000. The number of people living at the poverty level went from 6.7 million to 46.5 million und…
Schererville Town Councilman Jerry Tippy suggests alternatives Tuesday to the Lake County income tax plan during a meeting of the Lake County Council.
Lake County Council members David Hamm, far left, and Elsie Franklin listen while fellow Councilman Jerome Prince, right, talks about the proposed 1.5 percent income tax on Lake County residents Tuesday morning during a council meeting at the Lake County Government Complex in Crown Point.
Lake County Council President Ted Bilski speaks during the public discussion portion of the council's meeting Tuesday morning at the Lake County Government Complex in Crown Point.
The Lake County Council votes to approve the proposed 1.5 percent income tax on Lake County residents Tuesday morning at the Lake County Government Complex in Crown Point.
Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub calls the proposed 1.5 income tax mandated and unconstitutional during a County Council meeting Tuesday morning at the Lake County Government Complex in Crown Point. The council approved the measure 4-3.
Residents and officials attending the Lake County Council meeting Tuesday applaud Daniel Murchek, assistant county police chief and president of Lake County Police Association Local 72, following his remarks in support of the proposed 1.5 percent county income tax.
This study, sponsored by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, finds right-to-work states had higher per capita income and employment growth between 1977 and 2008 compared to states without a right-to-work law.
This report by Gordon Lafer, a University of Oregon political scientist, finds not all right-to-work states grew at the same rate and in many right-to-work states per capita income and employment growth lagged states without a right-to-work law, suggesting right-to-work isn't the economic bo…
INDIANAPOLIS | A study paid for by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce detailing the positive economic effects of a right-to-work law mistakenly credits those effects to right-to-work, a University of Oregon political scientist says.
A top education researcher at Indiana University says when the results of these reforms are analyzed in years to come, don't be surprised if student achievement is about the same as it was before the politicians shook up the system.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's low-tax, limited-regulation business environment may not lead to higher incomes for Hoosiers unless the state's workforce becomes more educated.
The first quarter profit for Merrillville-based Centier Bank was up 75 percent from the same period in 2010.
INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to use state tax money to pay tuition for students attending private schools was approved on a party-line vote Wednesday by an Indiana Senate committee.
Brody Crossin, 14, loads up his roller with paint Saturday while volunteering at the Spring Valley Shelter in Valparaiso.
Spencer Reed, 9, joins Jennifer Reed in painting a wall Saturday at Spring Valley Shelter in Valparaiso. They were among the volunteers who helped transform the interior of the shelter.
Karen Carlson with Business Women United Network, of Valparaiso, touches up a wall Saturday at Spring Valley Shelter in Valparaiso. Volunteers from Business Women United Network, Purdue University North Central and Valparaiso University helped paint and move furniture at the shelter for the …
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana residents' personal income grew at one of the fastest rates in the nation last year despite the state's 9.1 percent unemployment rate, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report.
For a year and a half, Kim Reed's home was wherever she and her daughter could lay down their heads at night.
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