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State Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, chairs the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee, the source for tax and budget bills. He entered the House in 1994, was appointed as chair of the committee in 2012, and is about to retire. I don’t think we’ve ever met, and I have no bone to pick with…

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Arthur Ampersand, associate assistant deputy director at the state’s economic development bureau (EDB), announced Indiana is winning the civil war for good jobs.

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At the conclusion of a recent Allen County Commissioner meeting, the commission president became annoyed with a woman who refused to shut up when her allotted time expired under the public speaking rules. He warned her that people not following the rules risked having no public comment at all.

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On the heels of President Biden’s announcement of imminent OSHA rules that may require certain employers to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine, companies have more questions than answers. Though in the wake of this uncertainty, there are a few things that companies should keep top of mind when dev…

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With this 20th anniversary of 9/11, many Americans naturally feel conflicted about our role in Afghanistan. Whatever we each feel should be tempered by the realization that our fight against the extremists who attacked us 20 years ago is ongoing. We have forces deployed to dozens of nations …

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Where are all these new people coming from? Throughout Indiana, folks are asking this question. Now we have answers covering the last half-decade (2015-19) from the American Community Survey. After gathering data from 17.7 million (15%) of 120.7 million households nationwide, the Census Bure…

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The Labor Day weekend came in the wake of a turbulent pandemic, accompanied by record high unemployment followed abruptly by concerns about a labor shortage. These facts occasion some introspection about the future of work in America. To do so means recognizing the current and likely future …

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The last decade saw considerable concern over rising income inequality in the United States. Academic work by Thomas Piketty and the populist backlash that fueled the presidential campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump brought this concern to mainstream America. Over the past few years…

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Earlier this month, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) passed the U.S. Senate in an overwhelming bipartisan vote. This legislation launches a multi-year $1 trillion effort to improve roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, broadband, the electrical grid and other mostly …

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When I last spoke to Juan Leon, he still hadn’t opened his two Don Taco restaurants because of COVID-19. Now they’re both open, the newest one at 4037 Ice Way down from Skyline Chili having opened the last week of July. His other location is at 4210 Crescent Ave., across from Purdue Fort Way…