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March 23, 2017

 

The Senate Appropriations Committee debates a bill making several changes to Indiana gaming taxes.

Committee Cuts Back On Guaranteed Gaming Payouts To Counties

An alteration in committee would reduce guaranteed money paid to counties across the state each year that comes from gaming revenues.

March 17, 2017

 

Union workers rally outside of the Indianapolis Carrier plant in 2016.

Job Cuts Endure At Indiana Factories Despite Trump Pressure

The first wave of 50 layoffs has already happened at United Technologies' 700-worker electronics plant in Huntington, which is slated for closure.

March 17, 2017

 

Columbus City Hall

Municipal Utility Apologizes For Wrong Past-Due Notices

About 2,500 of the notices went out when only 200 accounts were actually past due.

March 17, 2017

 

Energy cooperatives like UDWI began in the 1930s to provide electricity to rural areas of the United States.

High Electric Rates Prompt Residents To Try Ousting Co-Op Board

Why some southwestern Indiana residents are running against long-time incumbents for a spot on their energy cooperative's board of directors.

March 15, 2017

 

The Senate Local Government Committee listens to testimony on the short-term rentals bill.

Bill Protecting Short-Term Rentals Advances To Full Senate

Some local communities regulate or prohibit short-term rentals. But the proposed legislation would bar them from that, while establishing some guidelines.

March 15, 2017

 

Purdue University economist Larry DeBoer says forming an LLC is a way to protect the winner and avoid income tax.

Tippecanoe County May Not See Income Tax From Lottery Win

The Lafayette winner walked away with $189.1 million, which would've earned the county more than $2 million.

March 15, 2017

 

Members of the Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC are encouraging more voter participation in the contested board of directors race.

Why You Should Care About Your Electric Co-Op Election

About 1.5 million Hoosiers get power through rural electric cooperatives, not for-profit utilities that provide electric in rural areas.

March 13, 2017

 

Lottery Pic

Indiana Winner Of $435M Powerball Jackpot Stays Anonymous

A spokesperson says the winner is a Lafayette man whose winning ticket was among five he bought at a convenience store on the day of the Feb. 22 drawing.

March 13, 2017

 

The Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Indiana Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, Private Sector Loses Jobs

Indiana’s unemployment rate declined more over the last year than any neighboring state.

March 10, 2017

 

State Budget Agency offices at the Statehouse (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

State Tax Collections Surge Due To Underestimated Sales Taxes

Indiana took in $134 million more in taxes last month than fiscal analysts predicted.

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