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State panel approves Ivy Tech lease/purchase of ALC

The State Budget Committee on Thursday approved Ivy Tech Community College's request to enter into a lease with an option to purchase the Purdue Academic Learning Center in Crown Point.

August 14, 2014 6:42 pm Related

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RICH JAMES: Indiana legislative session was waste of money

RICH JAMES: Indiana legislative session was waste of money

It could have been worse. Much worse.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Legislature wraps session with busy final day

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.

March 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Tallian honored for supporting small business

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, was honored as a "Small Business Champion" Monday by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

November 18, 2013 2:42 pm

State OKs funding for new Tamarack Hall at IUN

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Budget Committee gave the go-ahead Wednesday for a $45 million project to rebuild Tamarack Hall on the Indiana University Northwest campus in Gary.

July 10, 2013 6:30 pm
Pence backing off fight for tax cut

Pence backing off fight for tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence received the optimistic state revenue forecast he's been counting on since January to show Indiana can afford his $500 million income tax cut, but instead of celebrating, Pence seemed more interested in compromising.

April 16, 2013 4:30 pm Related

Pence inauguration to focus on 'Indiana's moment'

INDIANAPOLIS | A new era in Indiana history begins Monday when Republican Mike Pence is sworn in as the state's 50th governor.

January 13, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Put tax cut promise on back burner

From all indications, Gov.-elect Mike Pence's 10 percent tax cut plan is dead in the water in the General Assembly. A governor's policies aren't necessary legislators' views.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Kenley's anti-RDA iceberg must melt

No one should have expected smooth sailing when the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority cruised into the State Budget Committee meeting Tuesday, but state Sen. Luke Kenley shouldn't have acted like a self-appointed iceberg, either.

December 07, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Pocketful of cash, long list of needs

Just before Thanksgiving, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Hoosier income taxpayers would receive $111 each next year on their tax returns. That's because of the state's $2.15 billion surplus.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am

Outlook ominous for Indiana transportation funding

INDIANAPOLIS | Without new money for transportation, Indiana will be fighting a losing battle to keep the state's bridges and roads in satisfactory condition, INDOT Commissioner Mike Cline warned state lawmakers Wednesday.

November 28, 2012 5:45 pm

Ind. budget panel takes first step on winding road to state spending plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The six-month process that determines how Indiana spends its money for the next two years began Wednesday with the first agency presentations to the State Budget Committee.

November 14, 2012 12:00 pm

State revenue forecast proving accurate

INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue is on pace to meet or exceed estimates when the 2012 budget year ends June 30.

June 04, 2012 12:00 pm

EDITORIAL: What's taking so long for external audit?

Indiana's State Budget Committee is planning an independent audit of the Indiana Department of Revenue. The most obvious question Hoosiers should ask: What's taking so long to get this audit started?

May 20, 2012 12:00 am

Indiana shorts counties $206M; revenue commissioner resigns

INDIANAPOLIS | State Budget Director Adam Horst blamed a Department of Revenue programming error Thursday for Indiana's failure to distribute $206 million in county income tax revenue since January 2011, including $3.7 million to Porter County.

April 06, 2012 12:00 am

Request denied for outside review of misplaced $320 million

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's auditing agency will review how the Indiana Department of Revenue lost track of $320 million during five years after a demand by Democratic lawmakers for an external review was voted down Wednesday.

December 14, 2011 7:00 pm

State approves funds for Kankakee River flood control

INDIANAPOLIS | Flood control work along the Kankakee River should start soon after the State Budget Committee on Wednesday approved spending $470,000 on several projects.

December 14, 2011 3:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Keep cutting Indiana's budget

For the past several months, as Indiana officials listened to budget requests, the shark music in the background almost was audible. The projected deficit meant requests had to be guarded, not aggressive.

December 26, 2010 12:00 am Related
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