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Aids Outbreak Worsens Due to Governor Pence’s Weak Response

photo courtesy of MSNBC Advocates Call on Indiana Governor Pence and Legislature to Expand Syringe Exchange to Combat AIDS Outbreak Muncie, Indiana NEWS – In recent months HIV/AIDS infection rates have skyrocketed in rural Indiana, in large part because of the sharing of syringes used for the injection of the prescription painkiller Opana, heroin, and […]

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Government

People Power: PR Firms Won’t Fix Indiana’s Problems

The Power of the People – Voting – Will Fix Indiana’s Problems MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS – Not really surprised when the press release came across the wire that Indiana was hiring a top propaganda machine to repair the damage brought to our state by Governor Mike Pence and a super majority of right-wing republicans. Creating […]

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Business Government

Lessons in Corporate Propaganda by Fortune Mag, Mitch Daniels & Chomsky

MUNCIE, Indiana BLOG – Once a year Fortune Magazine bestows a list of the top 50 leaders in the world. One of our Twitter fans sent us a link to the story showing Mitch Daniels with a 41st ranking. From the icon placed beside the link, we could tell they weren’t impressed. Normally, we wouldn’t […]

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Education

Indiana Education Reform Developed in Boardrooms

Rich Hoosiers Meddling in Indiana Education Reform By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana (BLOG)– There will be a march today in the Statehouse Atrium at 2:00 pm to protest the handling of democratically elected Superintendent of Public Education, Glenda Ritz. It’s mainly to protest the stripping of her powers by Governor Mike Pence and the Republican-led […]

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Government

Indiana Lawmakers are Hoarding Hoosier’s Money

MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS – We’re enjoying the articles which applaud Governor Mike Pence’s honesty about overcharging Hoosiers $2 million through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). That’s a lot of money that has been taken away from Hoosiers needlessly. In fact, according to the press release, the BMV has a history of overcharging: The additional […]

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Government

Governor Pence – HIP 2.0, a “Victory for Conservatism”

Governor Mike Pence Accepts Obamacare Expansion in Indiana MUNCIE, IN NEWS – Busy week last week for Governor Mike Pence with his leaked announcement of a state-run news agency called JustIN and the federal government approving his HIP 2.0 modification to our state’s Medicaid insurance program. As we’ve written before on Muncie Voice, our governor […]

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Government

Gannett Upset Over Pence’s State Run News Service

Muncie, Indiana NEWS – It’s not every day we get to look upon our friends at Gannett News media to publish a piece which helps prove our point, but today was one of those days. Governor Mike Pence’s communication’s office let slip that they are starting a state-run news service, funded by taxpayers, called “JustIN”. […]

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Government

Governor Pence is Full of Contradictions

Muncie, Indiana NEWS– Over the last several months, Governor Pence has been on a whirlwind tour trying to increase his street credibility for a presidential run in 2016, and since his friend Mike Delph’s bill was killed day one, our governor will have to decide – run for reelection as our governor or line up […]

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Education Government

Governor Pence Sells Out Hoosier Children

Indianapolis, IN — State Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) said Governor Pence owes Muncie and the rest of the state a more complete explanation about why he did not submit the state’s application for an $80 million federal grant for early childhood education. “I was shocked and dismayed to learn of the governor’s 11th hour decision, […]

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Government

Hoosier Finances – ‘The State Board of Pence’

Reprint – original written by Mike Claytor, CPA, candidate for Indiana State Auditor Muncie, Indiana – The state of Hoosier finances is the topic of this article. I’ve talked before about how we have had five State Auditors in less than one year – I’m not making that up, we have had three official State […]