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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

Indiana’s Toll Road: Buyer’s or Seller’s Remorse?

Written by Mike Claytor Last week the Wall Street Journal reported the company that purchased[1] Indiana’s Toll Road was going bankrupt, “the latest example of a private investment in public infrastructure that failed to meet expectations.” I am not against all privatization. Privatization done the right way can be an effective management tool for government […]

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Government

Is Nestle Behind Mounds Lake Project?

MUNCIE, Indiana – To dam the river, or not dam the river. This is the question being asked by Hoosiers living in East Central Indiana. We’ve  heard plenty about the future need for water in Central Indiana, recreational opportunities and new residential developments to the area, but nothing has been mentioned about the largest user […]

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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 […]

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Luke Messer Also Guilty of ‘Bold Misrepresentations’

MUNCIE, Indiana – In a recent press release by Congressman Luke Messer (R) of Indiana, its politics as usual. For this Tea Party operative, it’s nothing new for him to continue fighting the Koch brothers battle with President Barack Obama over his signature piece of law – the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Luke Messer has […]

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Culture Education

The Hoosier Poverty Problem Needs Real Solutions

Indiana’s Kids Rely on Smart Poverty Policies from Hoosier Lawmakers By: Andrew Bradley More than one in five Hoosier children are stuck living in poverty, and they need Indiana’s policymakers to tackle innovative policy solutions to help secure their future. Data recently released by Kids Count and the Indiana Youth Institute reveal that the poverty rate […]

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Culture

Environment Group Doesn’t Like Mounds Reservoir Proposal

Hoosier Environmental Council Calls for Alternative to Proposed Mounds Reservoir Cites High Damage of Controversial Project to Forests, Archeological Sites, Recreation, & Tourism (ANDERSON, IN)- The Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s largest statewide environmental organization, is calling for an alternative to a plan to dam the West Fork White River in Anderson, which would create a […]

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Government

Indiana’s HIP 2.0: It’s Still Obamacare Expansion

Thanks to Nuvo.net for the photograph above MUNCIE, Indiana – Governor Mike Pence has completed his statewide public relations campaign for his “healthcare alternative” to the Federal government expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. As our former congressman, Mike Pence spent countless hours on Fox news rallying against “Obamacare” and voted over 40 […]

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Ball State University & Gannett: The Blame Game Continues

MUNCIE, Indiana – For those following the story about the “investment loss of $13.1 million” by Ball State University, you’ve witnessed one of the most bizarre news events in Muncie, Indiana’s history. We’re getting a few emails and Facebook messages all saying about the same thing, “What are Ball State and The StarPress doing? Don’t […]

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Government

Messrs. Coats and Messer Are Coal Industry Sellouts

MUNCIE, Indiana – After we wrote the article about Senator Dan Coats, we received a few emails wanting to know the contents of the letter written to both Sen. Coats and Representative Luke Messer. A couple of readers followed our link to the Huffington Post op/ed written by Jeffrey Sachs from the Earth Institute. He […]