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“In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington Wednesday, Noblesville Republican State Senator Luke Kenley said Congress should allow states to collect sales tax from all Internet retailers, regardless of whether they have a physical presence in the state. — Dec. 1, 2011 By Ryan Cummins Indiana Policy Review When all you think you […]
By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Mounting evidence suggests that presidential candidate Herman Cain has what political professionals call, indelicately, “a zipper problem.” At least four women have accused him of sexual harassment. Two received financial settlements based on their claims. Another woman says she and the former pizza magnate had a 13-year-long […]
By Angela C. Erickson Indiana Policy Review For decades, Indiana’s school-choice programs have helped send Hoosier students to the colleges of their choice and provided school books and bus transportation for children in private schools. Never before have programs like these been challenged on constitutional grounds. Until now. In an attempt to maintain their monopoly […]
By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — The man in the hospital bed didn’t move. A machine helped him breathe. Tubes attached to his arms pumped drugs into his veins. He was in a coma. He was dying. He had AIDS. That was a dozen years ago. He was a colleague at a place […]
By Norman Van Cott Indiana Policy Review Foundation A recent Wall Street Journal article describes a Santa Monica, Calif., church distributing holiday food baskets. But the truth is, Walmart and its counterparts spread far more holiday-food cheer than do churches and public-service groups. Scholars estimate that the presence of Walmart in a community reduces food […]
By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—Here we go again. At the same time members of the Congressional deficit supercommittee said they couldn’t find enough common ground even to begin talking about reducing the nation’s debt, Republicans and Democrats in the Indiana General Assembly started lining up for another donnybrook over right-to-work legislation. If you […]
By John Krull The Statehouse File A year ago, Greg Ballard stood poised on the edge of defeat in the mayor’s race. The David Bissard case made it seem as if the police were out of control and managing law enforcement was an issue – in fact, perhaps the only specific issue – the Republican […]
By Andrea Neal The Indiana Policy Review The 2012 legislature will be fraught with risk for Democrats and Republicans alike. At some point, lawmakers will have to vote on right-to-work legislation, and those votes will carry political consequences.Those who support it will be targeted by the unions in ads, rallies and election propaganda. Those who […]
Andrea Neal: Rummaging around in my purse for quarters to feed a parking meter Friday, I muttered something under my breath about City Hall. As a result of Mayor Greg Ballard’s 2010 lease agreement with a private vendor, I not only pay more to park on city streets but have to check my watch to determine if it’s free or not. I’m out $10 since the deal took effect.
Craig Ladwig: A friend of mine, a professor, has a fancy way of telling his family that he’s not doing much — “I’m covering variable costs,” he might say from the couch on a Saturday afternoon. He is using the economist’s term for someone engaged in activity unrelated to overhead.