INDIANAPOLIS | If you picture the 150 members of the General Assembly as a choir, this year they sang their loudest hosannas for the business-first agenda of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
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As LaPorte County Commission president, I was very pleased to help host Lt. Gov. Sue Ellsperman in the county complex meeting rooms Aug. 27 for the latest stop in her 92-county statewide listening tour. I'd like to share with your readers the letter I handed to the lieutenant governor and her staff:
Other issues had potentially greater financial impact or will leave a more resolute imprint on people’s lives, such as Medicaid expansion and Common Core education standards.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence believes if government can afford to reduce taxes it should, but his proposal to cut Indiana's income tax rate by 10 percent is also intended to send a message to other states.
Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence, both running for governor, both said to Northwest Indiana audiences Aug. 24 that the primary focus now should be on jobs. And each is right.
INDIANAPOLIS | Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., will campaign with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly Thursday afternoon in Whiting.
I know we are in trouble when job creation is the main topic of both political parties. The Democrats have long talked up this counter-productive role of government and now even the Republicans seem to embrace it.
The article about the $175,000 tax credit from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to ConAgra Foods fails to go far enough. Because this tax credit is in the form of a reward for actual jobs created, it shows the great difference between how we do business in Indiana vs. the type of perfo…
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