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Indiana’s Right to Farm Proposal Threatens Waterways

Right to Farm Constitutional Proposal Threatens Indiana Lakes and Rivers (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) NEWS– The Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s largest environmental policy organization, is warning residents in Indiana’s lakeside communities about a sweeping measure moving through the Indiana General Assembly that could decrease their ability to protect the waterways they enjoy for recreation, drinking water and […]

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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 Wellness

Indiana: Republicans are Bad for Our Health

MUNCIE, Indiana –  We’ve always suspected it as Hoosiers, but now we know, republicans are bad for our health. Their policies favor pesticide companies who drown our food in toxic chemicals. They protect companies who repeatedly violate work standards, energy companies who burn fossil fuels, and CAFO’s who farm excessive numbers of animals in confined […]

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Governor Mike Pence Needs to Spend Time in Muncie

MUNCIE, Indiana – Every state leader wants to see their residents happy so they’ll want to stay and raise their families. While Governor Mike Pence denies, or plays coy, about his plans to run for president in 2016, his actions tell a different story. He’s almost trying too hard to get the attention of the […]

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Government

Climate Change: Who’s Campaigning Against Our Environment?

MUNCIE, Indiana – The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a new 2,600 page report this week compiled by over 300 scientists warning of the existing and potentially severe adverse future impact of climate change. “Throughout the 21st century, climate-change impacts are projected to slow down economic growth, make poverty reduction more […]

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Government Wellness

Gov. Mike Pence Wants Tax on Hoosiers in Poverty

It’s hard enough when 76% of ALL Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, but Gov. Mike Pence wants to increase taxes on poor people, or as he puts it, “have skin in the game”, when it comes to their health and wellness needs. I guess the idea is if you pay a forced tax into […]

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Business

CAFOs: Big Ag Pulls Incriminating Internet Image

Muncie, Indiana – Muncie Voice has commented on the amount of confined animal feed operations (CAFOs) that have crept into Indiana since Mitch Daniels was governor. Mitch invited them into our state and then weakened state regulations on them allowing CAFOs free rein. Many readers don’t believe our government would do this. In fact, if […]

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Culture Government

Middletown: Where’s the Stimulus?

(photo courtesy of The Century Foundation) Gallup concludes in their recent industry poll that our economy is the main driving force behind perceptions of industry. I would contend that Americans consider many aspects beyond just our economy. The Fed’s stimulus package has pumped trillions into the financial industry since 2009. It’s fueled the stock market […]

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Culture

Gannett Has Done Hoosiers No Favors With Their Bias

Before I launch into the meat of this article, please allow me the opportunity to review why I began Muncie and Middletown Voice in the land of Gannett several years ago. A concept I learned along the way is “making informed decisions”. This concept was later transformed while seeking my graduate degree in organizational leadership […]

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Culture

Right to Farm or Right to Harm?

Hoosier Environmental Council’s Legislative Webinar Series: Part 3: Right to Farm or Right to Harm? The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) announces its third of four monthly, statewide online legislative seminars on Friday, March 29th at noon (EST).   The hour-long webinar will focus on highly controversial legislation that would significantly limit the ability to hold polluting […]