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March 24, 2015

 

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House Lawmakers Approve Energy Efficiency Program

Both the House and Senate have now approved a program that would give utility companies more flexibility when it comes to energy savings.

March 24, 2015

 

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What Happens When The Common Construction Wage Disappears?

House Bill 1019 would eliminate Indiana’s prevailing wage, a mandatory hourly rate that must be paid to laborers on publicly financed construction projects.

March 23, 2015

 

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Why Indiana’s Top Chefs Have Never Won A James Beard Award

The finalists for the so-called "Oscars of food" are scheduled to be announced Tuesday. Four Indiana chefs are in the running.

March 23, 2015

 

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Deadline Approaches To Sign Up For Farm Bill Crop Insurance

The new farm bill includes three crop insurance options for farmers – this is the first time there's been more than one choice.

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.

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