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Gov't employee retirements not tied to annuity change

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is seeing a retirement surge among state and local government employees and teachers this year, but it appears a state-ordered change to an optional retirement benefit isn't what's driving workers to end their careers.

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm
Hoosier Lottery hits jackpot with record sales, profit

Hoosier Lottery hits jackpot with record sales, profit

INDIANAPOLIS | The decision to outsource Hoosier Lottery marketing, sales and distribution to a private company is starting to pay off for Indiana.

August 19, 2014 11:30 pm

Annuity changes could have been worse

INDIANAPOLIS | The annuity options for retiring public employees, including teachers, may have been much worse if it wasn't for the intervention of a small group of Hoosier lawmakers, including state Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Heavy hauling shifts to taxpayers in privatizations

Heavy hauling shifts to taxpayers in privatizations

Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels appeared to strike the best deal since the Dutch bought Manhattan for beads when he landed a $3.8 billion windfall by leasing the Indiana Toll Road to a private consortium in 2006.

May 17, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Amtrak privatization could go off rails

The Indiana Department of Transportation is misguided in hoping to privatize rail operations along Amtrak's Hoosier State route.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Gary airport privatization to get close look

The Northwest Indiana Federation of Interfaith Organizations will sponsor a panel that will examine recent privatizations including the recent 40-year deal for Gary/Chicago International Airport.

March 14, 2014 2:13 pm
Gary airport scrambles to pay consultants

Gary airport scrambles to pay consultants

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority is considering using its taxpayer-financed Airport Development Zone fund to pay consultants who arranged the 40-year privatization deal signed last month.

February 27, 2014 8:40 pm Photos

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Senate panel votes to stop annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved measure halting the privatization of a state annuity program for retired government employees, including teachers, cleared a Senate committee Wednesday 9-0 and advances to the full Senate.

February 19, 2014 6:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Privatization should make airport finally fly

There has been considerable criticism of privatizing Gary/Chicago International Airport operations now, when the airport is still a jewel in the rough, rather than later, when the city could get some revenue from leasing this asset.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related

House panel votes to block annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers took a first step Tuesday toward halting a plan to privatize the supplemental annuity payment available to retired state and local government employees, including teachers.

January 14, 2014 11:25 am Related
Indiana pension board stands by annuity privatization plan

Indiana pension board stands by annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State pension officials have rejected a legislative recommendation that they reconsider privatizing retirement annuity payments for state and local government employees, including teachers.

December 29, 2013 11:06 pm Related
Airport Authority takes first step in privatization deal

Airport Authority takes first step in privatization deal

GARY | The Gary Airport Authority approved the terms of a 40-year privatization deal by a 5-1 vote Monday, but final approval of the pact will have to wait until at least Jan. 27.

December 23, 2013 2:30 pm

Gary airport sics another legal team on railroads

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday authorized the hiring of a second legal team to get railroads out of the way of the $166 million airport expansion.

November 25, 2013 2:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Northwest Indiana needs good jobs

GUEST COMMENTARY: Northwest Indiana needs good jobs

What could be more important than economic development for Northwest Indiana? Sustainable economic development, that’s what! And there is a big difference between the two.

November 01, 2013 12:00 am

Gary airport privatization flying forward

The effort to privatize Gary/Chicago International Airport is back on a fast track with last week's announcement the airport is now exclusively negotiating a deal with Aviation Facilities Company Inc., known as AFCO, of Dulles, Va.

October 28, 2013 4:45 pm

Pension officials ignore legislative opposition to annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State pension officials refused Friday to back off their plan to privatize annuity payments for retired state and local government employees, despite a strong legislative recommendation that they reconsider.

October 25, 2013 10:35 am

Lawmakers repudiate annuity privatization for retired government workers

INDIANAPOLIS | A legislative panel recommended Monday that state pension officials halt their plan to privatize annuity payments for retired state and local government employees.

October 21, 2013 3:00 pm

Faith group wants Gary airport jobs for NWI residents

A key member of the committee working on privatizing management and development at Gary/Chicago International Airport will meet next week with a faith-based group that seeks to ensure Northwest Indiana residents are employed there.

September 04, 2013 12:20 pm

EDITORIAL: Slow down airport privatization effort

The rush to privatization for Gary/Chicago International Airport has some potential bidders wondering why the rush. It's a good question, especially with so much up in the air.

August 14, 2013 12:00 am
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