INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence enthusiastically embraced the mantra of tax simplification that participants attending his tax conference Tuesday claimed is urgently needed in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican House and Senate leaders, along with Gov. Mike Pence, claimed victory for their legislative agendas Friday, while Democrats despaired that the 2014 Indiana General Assembly didn't do more to improve the lives of everyday Hoosiers.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana schools and local governments will lose about a sixth of their total property tax revenues if Gov. Mike Pence succeeds in eliminating the business personal property tax.
Talk about kicking someone when she’s down: A woman who lost her job when the AJ Wright distribution center in South Bend shut down was told her unemployment benefits will be trimmed by more than 10 percent, thanks to the mindless federal budget cut known as the “sequester.” Meanwhile, major…
Labor Day means many things to many people, the unofficial last day of summer, an odd day off before school really kicks in. A day to sleep in and maybe to grill out with friend and family. Yes, it is a great day to do all of those things, but in reality, the day represents so much more.
Last year, Hoosiers entrusted the Republican Party with some of their most precious possessions.
INDIANAPOLIS | Despite polls showing Hoosiers want Indiana to invest more in education, roads and other state services, the Republican-controlled General Assembly is poised to enact the largest package of tax cuts in state history.
Job seekers wait in a line at a job fair in Southfield, Mich. In the United States, half of the 7.5 million jobs lost during the Great Recession were paid middle-class wages, ranging from $37,000 to $68,000. But only 2 percent of the 3.4 million jobs gained since the recession are mid-pay. (…
A Costco shopper purchases TurboTax at Costco in Mountain View, Calif. According to a three-month AP investigation released in January 2013, five years after the start of the Great Recession, instead of relying on someone else in the workplace or their personal lives, people are using techno…
INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats discovered Thursday the Republican supermajority will hang together in the name of party unity even if it means ignoring the needs of middle class families.
The last two elections have seen the House turn from an evenly divided chamber into one controlled by one party by a substantial margin.
When considering what's happened to the middle class, if denial could be a publicly traded company, it would be valued in excess of Apple, Google and Microsoft combined.
WASHINGTON | The middle class is receiving less of America's total income, declining to its smallest share in decades as median wages stagnate in the economic doldrums and wealth concentrates at the top.
As most people know, there are many pieces of legislation pending in Indiana and nationwide concerning teachers, labor rights and the middle class. The attacks on the middle class happening across the country are unprecedented in our time and haven't been seen since the turn of the century.
MUNSTER | Kevin Robert, a Munster man with a stay-at-home wife and toddler triplets, was leading a contented life when he was abruptly sacked by his company last September.
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