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  • State revenue forecast down by nearly $300 million INDIANAPOLIS - The state's budget forecasters are delivering discouraging news, estimating a shortfall of nearly $300 million in tax revenues from what they predicted just eight months ago. The updated estimate comes less than two weeks after Republi

    December 31, 2013

  • Over 1,000 jobs could be headed to state Gov. Mike Pence and executives from seven companies recently announced new investments in central Indiana expected to create a combined 1,013 new jobs over the next few years. "The companies joining us here today have a key role to play in Indiana's

    December 27, 2013

  • nws - bv122713 - Ind bicentennial logo (8 pt) Bicentennial commission seeks projects The Indiana Bicentennial Commission recently launched an endorsement process to promote and support external legacy projects across the state. Bicentennial Legacy Projects are those generated by community partners and organizations and approved by th

    December 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • Proposed taxes would benefit programs INDIANAPOLIS - A few extra pennies on a six-pack of beer could help Indiana counties afford addiction and mental health programs for low-level offenders, keeping them out of prison, in line with a law that goes into effect in July. But the idea - flo

    December 24, 2013

  • nws - bv121713 - LabSeizures Map Damaging effects left by meth INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Wendy McNamara knew methamphetamine was a scourge on her district in southwestern Indiana, but the damaging effects of the drug really hit her when she met a real estate appraiser who'd suffered lung damage after visiting a

    December 20, 2013 1 Photo

  • Ind. children's commission forms The Web site for the Indiana Commission on Improving the Status of Children is now available at It links to meeting videos, agenda details and information on topics discussed, reports Kathryn Dolan, Indiana Supreme Court chief

    December 17, 2013

  • New procedures for controlled substances Physicians and osteopathic physicians prescribing opioids in Indiana under the supervision of the Indiana Medical Licensing Board must follow new procedures that were effective Dec. 15, according to Sue Swayze, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency c

    December 17, 2013

  • Indiana lawmakers face ambitious agenda in short session INDIANAPOLIS - Lawmakers are crafting an aggressive agenda for the new year that includes a tax break for businesses, preschool funding for the poor, road spending and a divisive constitutional amendment - all packaged into a so-called "short session

    December 10, 2013

  • Mayors oppose business tax repeal without replacement dollars INDIANAPOLIS - Mayors from across Indiana are gearing up for a fight to protect a state business tax that produces nearly $1 billion in annual revenue for local governments, libraries and schools. Republican leaders in the Statehouse say getting rid

    December 10, 2013

  • Pence unveils legislative agenda INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence is calling on the General Assembly to increase spending on education, roads and job development while ending a $1 billion-a-year tax on business that funds local governments, schools and libraries. At a conference Thurs

    December 10, 2013

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