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March 20, 2015

 

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Indiana Starts 2015 With More Jobs, Higher Unemployment

Over the last two years the state added new jobs in all but five months. But the state’s labor force grew last month, leading to a higher unemployment rate.

March 19, 2015

 

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Gaming Bill Passes Senate Public Policy Committee

The bill includes accommodations for the various needs of the state’s 13 casinos. But not all are satisfied with the proposed fixes.

March 18, 2015

 

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Republicans Stop Proposal To Limit Utility Rate Increases

Utilities are allowed to increase rates to make up for the revenue they lose to energy efficiency programs.

March 17, 2015

 

The economic effects of agriculture accounts for nearly 5 percent of the stateâs total GDP.

IU Study Shows The Importance Of Agriculture In Indiana

A new report from IBRC shows Indiana's agricultural production has great positive ripple effects throughout the state's economy.

March 16, 2015

 

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Indiana Announces Plans To Attract More Dairy Producers

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced a new "dairy strategy" for the state dairy industry Monday.

March 13, 2015

 

Toll Road

Australian Company Poised To Take Over Indiana Toll Road

IFM Investors plans to buy the Indiana Toll Road lease for much more than the current operator, ITR Concession Company, paid in 2006.

March 12, 2015

 

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Bloomington City Council Gets Closer To Food Truck Decision

Bloomington City council members discussed an updated version of the proposed ordinances but didn't vote on it.

March 10, 2015

 

John Hamilton

Mayoral Candidate: Bloomington Needs More Affordable Housing

Bloomington mayoral candidate John Hamilton is unveiling a four-part plan for keeping housing affordable in the city.

March 9, 2015

 

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Simon Property Group Bids Billions To Acquire Rival Macerich

The group sent a letter to Macerich, offering to acquire the company's outstanding stock for $91 a share — a total of approximately $22.4 billion.

March 6, 2015

 

Indiana Statehouse

Statehouse Update: Right To Try On Hold, Vaping Bill Gets OK

One Senate committee this week approved a bill regulating the state’s vaping industry while another held off on legislation aimed at helping the terminally ill.

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