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Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small group of state lawmakers.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm Related
State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana took in more money than it spent during the 2014 budget year, even as Republican Gov. Mike Pence's tax cuts dropped total state revenue below the prior year for the first time since the Great Recession.

July 14, 2014 5:30 pm Related
Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

INDIANAPOLIS | When it comes to federal spending for Indiana projects, Gov. Mike Pence is discovering the view from his Statehouse desk is a lot different from his old stomping ground in the U.S. House.

June 01, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos

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Dems hope party's inclusiveness appeals to Hoosier voters

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Democrats are optimistic they will add to their legislative delegation and win control of the three state offices on the November ballot by promoting themselves as the political party for all Hoosiers.

May 31, 2014 7:06 pm
Pelath declares legislative session 'unproductive failure'

Pelath declares legislative session 'unproductive failure'

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is disappointed that the Republican-controlled General Assembly is on track to produce zero major accomplishments before adjourning for the year in just three weeks.

February 21, 2014 11:30 pm
Winter chills state revenue

Winter chills state revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | The effects of Indiana's brutal winter, which repeatedly has trapped Hoosiers at home due to extreme cold or snow and kept them from going to work or shopping, are beginning to show up in the state's revenue results.

February 07, 2014 12:30 pm Related

Business tax cut plans approved by Senate, House

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled chambers of the Indiana General Assembly separately approved competing plans Thursday that both give big tax breaks to Hoosier companies.

January 30, 2014 6:00 pm

Indiana needs to get back to maintaining roads

In light of recent legislative events and after the recent snow and the tragic death of a mother and infant on Ind. 2 on Jan. 16 blamed on icy conditions, I have one simple question for the governor:

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Pence honored for tax cutting prowess

Pence honored for tax cutting prowess

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is one of six Republicans to receive the Tax Foundation's first-ever award for outstanding achievement in state tax reform.

January 20, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Casino taxes still important to state's finances

Casino taxes still important to state's finances

INDIANAPOLIS | New competition from neighboring states has taken a significant slice of Indiana's gaming revenue, but state taxes on casino wagers and admissions remain an important component of Indiana's overall financial picture -- as they have since 1996.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am Related
Pence orders cuts after state revenue tanks

Pence orders cuts after state revenue tanks

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has directed state agencies and universities to cancel an additional $51.5 million in planned spending after Indiana badly missed its November revenue target.

December 09, 2013 2:50 pm Related
Business tax cut tops Pence legislative agenda

Business tax cut tops Pence legislative agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | Ignoring data showing that Indiana's decade of trickle-down prosperity policies haven't improved the income, health or quality of life for most Hoosiers, Gov. Mike Pence promised Thursday to deliver still more business-centered programs in the upcoming legislative session.

December 05, 2013 6:42 pm Photos

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Pence creates state jobs agency to oversee state jobs agencies

INDIANAPOLIS | With his tax cuts, works councils and career council all failing to reduce Indiana's 8.4 percent unemployment rate, Gov. Mike Pence decided Friday to take direct action to put at least a few Hoosiers to work.

August 23, 2013 1:17 pm Related
Indiana ends budget year in the black; reserves now nearly $2B

Indiana ends budget year in the black; reserves now nearly $2B

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana spent $482.6 million less than it took in over the past 12 months, and as a result, grew the state's reserve funds to nearly $2 billion.

July 11, 2013 11:30 am Photos

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Tallian rips inadequate state spending, illusory tax cuts

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, who led budget negotiations for the Senate Democrats, is disappointed with the spending and tax cut plan approved last week by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

April 30, 2013 4:00 pm
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January 31, 2013 12:00 am

Clinton was quarterback for political games with economy

For 10 years, Democrats have insisted President Bush’s 2002 tax cuts benefited only the rich. Dan Hallowell agrees. In his Jan. 13 letter, he refers to Bush’s “tax cut for the wealthy."

January 27, 2013 12:00 am

Area lawmakers wanted more from fiscal cliff deal

INDIANAPOLIS | Three months ago, well before the United States sailed over the fiscal cliff, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, told The Times he expected Congress would "at best, kick the can down the road" on taxes and spending.

January 02, 2013 6:00 pm

We deserve the kind of government we elect

We are a sorry mess, many of us 99 percenters, who find ourselves at the bottom of capitalism's junk heap. And so many of us are bamboozled by the promise of the Republican/Tea Party intention to "fix things."

December 26, 2012 12:00 am

Ind. Chamber of Commerce skeptical of Pence's tax cut plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's most powerful business organization on Monday added its voice to the chorus of legislative leaders skeptical that Indiana can afford the 10 percent income tax cut proposed by Republican Gov.-elect Mike Pence.

November 19, 2012 12:51 pm
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