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.
The Obama administration promised a new era of transparency, but that shouldn't be translated as an invisibility cloak over the president.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Democratic candidate for state auditor believes a lack of transparency is concealing spending by Republican Gov. Mike Pence's Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency that has clashed repeatedly with the Indiana Department of Education.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence appointed Paul Joyce director of the State Board of Accounts, the agency that audits the state and local governments for missing money and other recordkeeping errors.
Residents can go online to find out when a neighbor's home is being foreclosed on, if a business down the block has applied for a liquor license and how a local government proposes to spend their tax dollars.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education has confirmed former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett improperly altered school accountability grades.
INDIANAPOLIS | School corporations can each seek up to $50,000 in matching state funds to hire local police as school resource officers under a new law signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | The General Assembly may control how most of the money raised by a Lake County income tax can be spent.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's economic development agency would have to meet new transparency standards under legislation approved 98-0 by the Indiana House Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved mandate the Bureau of Motor Vehicles create a Vietnam veterans license plate was stripped Tuesday by a Senate committee from legislation overhauling the process for issuing special group license plates.
INDIANAPOLIS | Proclaiming that two is better than one, Gov.-elect Mike Pence revealed Thursday he's separating the leadership of the Department of Commerce and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and will deploy both agencies in an effort to lure more jobs to the state.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's economic development agency put a big exclamation point on its job creation record under Gov. Mitch Daniels by attracting more businesses to Indiana in 2012 than in any prior year.
INDIANAPOLIS | Dealing a major blow to free-market pricing for health care, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday hospitals can charge uninsured patients their highest possible rates for services without disclosing in advance how much a patient might be expected to pay.
INDIANAPOLIS | Government officials who refuse to turn over documents requested by the public can be fined under a law signed Monday by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels signed 23 bills into law on Friday, including a measure sponsored by region lawmakers promoting government transparency.
Indiana received high marks Wednesday for state government transparency from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, but that's not the only good news. Transparency will be improved further because of state legislation approved this year to add penalties to the state's public access laws.
INDIANAPOLIS | Local elected officials would face tighter financial disclosure and residency rules under legislation approved 97-0 by the Indiana House on Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS | A second rating agency has awarded Indiana's state government an A grade for easy access to public information.
The controversy involving the cafeteria at the Lake County Government Complex is yet another example of what can happen when the commissioners fail to seek bids for basic government services.
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