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GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions' relevance is up to unions

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions' relevance is up to unions

Organizational survival requires changing with the times. Unions in America have reached that stage – forced to transform to try to halt a steadily declining membership base and to more effectively serve their customers. It’s up to them to make their membership attractive and valuable to its…

September 01, 2013 12:00 am

Employer Free Choice Act is a lousy choice

Admittedly, the name sounds great: the Employee Free Choice Act. But in practice, this measure scheduled for debate in Congress would prove devastating to Hoosier companies and their employees.

February 15, 2009 12:00 am

Making health care affordable is up to the state

Whether it's across a boardroom or a kitchen table, high health insurance premiums are too common a topic of conversation.

August 24, 2008 12:00 am

Local government reform high on legislative to-do list

We can't effectively accomplish property tax reform this session without tackling local government restructuring. Thanks to the comprehensive recommendations from the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform, the pieces are in place to achieve both.

January 19, 2008 12:00 am

Knowledge is key to finding real tax relief

It was painfully clear from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's recent poll of statewide voters that many Hoosiers -- 40 percent to be exact -- either don't know where most of their property tax dollars are being spent or incorrectly believe state government is the No. 1 beneficiary.

October 11, 2007 12:00 am

Setting the record straight on businesses and property taxes

Misinformation has fanned the flames in our state's ongoing property tax crisis. It's not a battle of businesses vs. homeowners. Everyone is in the same boat, the same broken boat that is rapidly sinking. Too often, though, attention is misplaced on the convenient notion that "businesses don…

September 14, 2007 12:00 am

House slammed brakes on Indiana's economic progress

After his election in November 2004 and upon taking office a few months later, Gov. Mitch Daniels cautioned legislators to "buckle up" for the ride. Through the first two years, the trip resulted in essential initiatives and reforms needed to help make Indiana an economic contender.

May 17, 2007 12:00 am

Guest commentary. Property-tax relief needed soon

After a week of visits and speeches in Lake County, I am convinced that

October 05, 1997 12:00 am
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