School funding numbers prompt questions

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The good folks at the Indiana Department of Education sent me some school finance numbers to play with. School finance is a big topic...

Hoosiers responded eagerly to preserve Union

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“Left camp at 9 o’clock. Rained all last night. Bad roads, slavish traveling today. Snowed all day, stalled several times … traveled 10 miles.” ...

In dating relationships, keep God’s standards in mind

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In 1 Corinthians 6:18, Paul is writing to new believers trying to figure out their faith. Here is what he said, “Flee from sexual...

Early education better use of time, resources than standardized testing

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The steam-heat radiators leaked every winter, so we propped our feet on the desk legs. My elementary school also lacked air conditioning...

Republican actions raising political profile of Ritz

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INDIANAPOLIS -- State Sen. Jean Leising went to a local Farm Bureau breakfast expecting to be quizzed on a complicated tax relief bill for...

Many winners if court rules against Obamacare

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In less than two weeks, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in King v. Burwell, the most important challenge to Obamacare since the court...

Indiana legislature’s prevailing-wage fight more political than economic

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Indiana’s Common Construction Wage Law is typically referred to as a “prevailing-wage” law. Such laws are a state’s version of the federal...

Energy-production issue shows regressive tax hitting low-, middle-income electricity users

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Indiana faces a looming problem in electricity markets that many states have already tackled. It is not an especially complicated issue, but with more...

BIG HACK ATTACKS

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INDIANAPOLIS — If you knew what U.S. Sen. Dan Coats knows, you’d think twice before sending that next email. What the Indiana...

President, Congress face important budget decisions

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It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress’s 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a...