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Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases

Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases

INDIANAPOLIS | Judges do not have discretion to deny a valid request for expungement of a low-level felony or misdemeanor criminal record, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

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2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm
Pence in Germany condemns Russian aggression

Pence in Germany condemns Russian aggression

Gov. Mike Pence staked a belligerent position toward Russia on Wednesday, declaring the "reset" of U.S.-Russian relations has failed and calling for construction of a European missile defense shield to deter Russian aggression.

April 16, 2014 7:00 pm Related

Republican state auditor piles up campaign cash

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican State Auditor Suzanne Crouch nearly hauled in more campaign cash in the first three months of the year than the six other GOP and Democratic candidates for statewide office combined.

April 15, 2014 3:21 pm
GOP doctors urge price transparency to fix health system

GOP doctors urge price transparency to fix health system

INDIANAPOLIS | Two doctor-legislators traveling Indiana on a Hoosier Healthcare Tour were quick Tuesday to diagnose problems with the nation's health system but had few prescriptions for real change.

April 15, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Indiana troops first stop on Pence's Germany trip

Indiana troops first stop on Pence's Germany trip

INDIANAPOLIS | A Portage airman was among the Hoosier troops stationed in Germany that Gov. Mike Pence met Monday on the first stop of his jobs mission to Indiana's largest European trading partner.

April 14, 2014 1:30 pm Video Photos

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New generation preparing to fight for America's future

New generation preparing to fight for America's future

INDIANAPOLIS | The future of America depends on "millennials" — people born after 1980 — working together to undo the damage wrought by baby boomers on the nation's economy, finances and foreign policy, according to a new book by Schererville native Pete Seat.

April 12, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Pence hopes to raise German investment in state, add jobs

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence will travel from Indianapolis to Germany today for a one-week trip aimed at luring more German companies to invest in Indiana.

April 12, 2014 12:05 am

Income tax returns due Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS | The deadline for Hoosiers to file their 2013 federal and state income tax returns is Tuesday.

April 11, 2014 7:41 pm
Indiana still pursuing federal approval for Medicaid expansion alternative

Indiana still pursuing federal approval for Medicaid expansion alternative

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is confident his administration can continue crafting an Indiana alternative to Medicaid expansion, despite Friday's departure of Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

April 11, 2014 4:30 pm Related
Indiana earns top grade for government transparency

Indiana earns top grade for government transparency

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana leads the nation in state government transparency on a report card issued this week by the nonpartisan U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

April 10, 2014 5:30 pm Related

IU boosts lowest wage it pays by $1 per hour

INDIANAPOLIS | Some 8,750 of Indiana University's lowest-paid employees are getting a raise July 1.

April 10, 2014 11:21 am

Business incentives, tax competitiveness focus of state projects

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana officials will work with national experts in coming months on projects to improve transparency in the state's economic development programs and streamline the tax code.

April 09, 2014 2:22 pm

Pence chief of staff departing to form own company

INDIANAPOLIS | Bill Smith, the top aide to Gov. Mike Pence during his 12 years in Congress and 15 months in the Statehouse, announced Wednesday he's resigning May 9 as the governor's chief of staff to form a communications firm.

April 09, 2014 10:45 am
Former S'ville judge not returning to courtroom anytime soon

Former S'ville judge not returning to courtroom anytime soon

INDIANAPOLIS | Former Schererville Town Judge Deborah Riga, who served 13 months in federal prison for public corruption, will have to wait at least five more years before she can apply to work again as an attorney.

April 08, 2014 8:30 pm Related
Tax cuts boost Indiana's business tax climate rank

Tax cuts boost Indiana's business tax climate rank

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is poised to move up two spots on a widely watched ranking of state business tax climates, thanks to the corporate income tax cut and business personal property tax reforms signed into law last month by Gov. Mike Pence.

April 07, 2014 4:52 pm Related

Redistricting reforms failed to win Legislature's approval

INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to reform how Indiana draws its legislative districts, which could determine who gets elected and the policies they pursue, was perhaps the top item the General Assembly failed to act on last month prior to adjourning for the year.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
State revenue recovers in March; still behind for year

State revenue recovers in March; still behind for year

INDIANAPOLIS | While March tax collections beat the state's revenue forecast, Indiana likely still will fall short of its annual revenue target when the 2014 budget year ends in June.

April 04, 2014 9:12 pm Related
Hammond lawmaker saves lives of unwanted pets

Hammond lawmaker saves lives of unwanted pets

INDIANAPOLIS | More than 100 dogs and cats set to be killed at an Indianapolis animal shelter instead will find new lives in homes halfway across the country, thanks in part to the work of state Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond.

April 03, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Indiana seeks federal permission to grow hemp

INDIANAPOLIS | The state seed commissioner is wasting no time in trying to win federal approval for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp for industrial purposes.

April 03, 2014 6:30 pm Video Related
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