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Government

Governor Mike Pence Has a New Motto – “Never Give Up”

Mike Pence Had Fallen Into A Political Abyss, Then Suddenly… Muncie, Indiana NEWS – Has anybody been watching the Republican Convention in Cleveland? It’s been a special time in Ohio. Although the hosting governor, John Kasich, refuses to attend his own convention where he lives and governs. Meanwhile, our governor, Mike Pence was there saving […]

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Business Government

Lessons from Carrier (United Technologies) Departing for Mexico

The Government Didn’t Ask Carrier to Leave; Nor Did The Government Give Carrier $5.1 million MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS – I like to give our local economic professors grief over their biased and co-opted opinions about why our economy behaves the way it does. They are distinguished professors, and neighbors, so their opinions have merit. However, […]

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Business

Tyson Foods Cartel Hurts Rural America

MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS– Everybody likes some form of chicken – wings, thighs, or breasts. Some folks like it fried, baked, grilled, or barbecued. Kids love nuggets, even though it’s not really chicken. Most Americans could care less how or where the chicken is produced, as long as the grocery store or fast food restaurant has […]

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Education

Muncie Schools: Leadership Isn’t a Popularity Contest

Muncie, Indiana NEWS– I met with Dr. Stephen Baule, Superintendent of Muncie Community Schools, and found him to be a transformational leader which is exactly what our school system needs. After thirty minutes with him, I left the meeting with two other gentlemen who were equally impressed and all of us agreed, “Muncie school system […]

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Community Wellness

Addiction: How did we get to a crisis mode in Indiana?

MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS – The Scott County, Indiana needle exchange program ushered in reluctantly by Governor Mike Pence was a sign that our drug abuse epidemic had reached a point where drug addicts were so hard up for a fix they shared used needles with others who were infected with HIV. Now there is an […]

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Community Government

Forming a Regional Development Authority is a Bad Idea

Forming A Regional Development Authority is Not in Our Best Interest MUNCIE, Indiana BLOG – When Governor Mike Pence announced his Regional Cities Initiative last April, we immediately began to read the pros and cons for this program. We’ve read many articles from around the state speaking about this unfunded program offered by our governor. […]

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Government

Cecil Bohanon: A Koch Paid Shill Using BSU for Credibility?

(photo courtesy of Pal-Item) Muncie, Indiana BLOG – As we mentioned in our previous article, a former Gannett journalist for the IndyStar newspaper slammed the paper for their lack of moral compass – choosing profits over their employees and choosing corporate CEO’s bonus plans over serving the constituents in their market. Yes, the role of […]

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Business Government

Indiana: CNBC’s Business Friendly States Reveals Failed Policies

Let’s Compare ‘Business Friendly States’ MUNCIE, Indiana BLOG – How would you like to make $365,000 for six weeks of work helping Governor Mike Pence shine up his tarnished reputation? Not a bad gig if you can get it. Well, this is exactly how much global propagandists, Porter Novelli, charged Hoosier taxpayers for repairing the […]

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Business Government Wellness

What’s the Real Costs/Benefits of Dirty Energy Sources in Indiana?

MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS- All the good news coming from SCOTUS over the past week has caused social media to explode with Hoosiers supporting Same-Sex Marriage and the Affordable Care Act. Buried beneath the good news was Governor Mike Pence’s letter to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), and later SCOTUS’ ruling against the EPA. According to […]

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Community Government

Mounds Lake Reservoir Gets Trumped by Citizens Reservoir

MUNCIE, IN BLOG – In case you missed it, Citizens Water just issued a press release about them acquiring the Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI) stone quarry just miles away from the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir. The Geist Reservoir overflow will cost around $20 million. The lake will be known as Citizens Reservoir and will be […]