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Manufacturers push lawmakers to address coming workforce shortage

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Over the next five to 10 years the state’s manufacturing companies are expected to lose between a quarter and half of their workforce, which is why the Indiana Manufacturers Association wants lawmakers to take action now. Brian Burton, president and CEO of the IMA, joined with representatives of manufacturing […]

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Speciality vehicle producer to add almost 150 jobs in Elkhart County

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Michigan-based company that produces specialty vehicles and services plans to add 147 jobs in Elkhart County by 2019. Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services, a business unit of Spartan Motors Inc., announced Tuesday plans to expand operations in Indiana. The company has already hired more than 40 employees this year […]

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New pet food manufacturing facility to create 150 jobs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Blue Buffalo Pet Products, a leading producer of natural pet foods, announced plans Tuesday to create a new manufacturing facility in Richmond, creating up to 165 new jobs. “I’m excited to welcome Blue Buffalo to Indiana, which is home to the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation,” Gov. Mike […]

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Sanders joins Indiana in outrage surrounding Carrier cutting jobs

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and several other political leaders on the Statehouse steps Friday to rally against the loss of working-class jobs. In February, Carrier Corporation and United Technologies announced plans to relocate more than 1,400 jobs to Mexico. The companies are known for […]

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Families drawn to hear Bill Clinton campaign

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters, including many families with small children, packed into a sweltering campaign office to hear former President Bill Clinton campaign for his wife. It was eight-year-old Reagan’s idea for her mom, Lynde Weiland, to drive them from Fishers and attend Tuesday’s event in Indianapolis. “We live […]

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Cruz tells Indiana Republicans why he’s the man for the presidency

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told Indiana Republicans that if elected, he plans to increase and keep jobs in America. Cruz, the guest speaker at the annual Indiana Republican Spring Dinner Thursday, mainly spoke about jobs and the role the federal government plays. “You want to […]

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Honda to create 100 new jobs in Greensburg

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Honda executives announced plans to invest $52 million in its Greensburg plant Tuesday, which will create an estimated 100 new jobs by the end of 2016. Gov. Mike Pence joined the executive from Honda Manufacturing of Indiana as the company unveiled its proposal. “Honda has been a great partner to […]

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Indiana jobs report puts state in good standing nationally despite unemployment rate

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In the past few years the state has made some significant growth in employment, but the numbers don’t tell the whole story. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development released the January 2015 Indiana Employment Report on Tuesday. It revealed Indiana is among the high-ranking states in many sections. The […]

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House backs off Pence plan to cut higher ed tax credit; mulls expensive break for businesses

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House is dropping one unpopular part of Gov. Mike Pence’s proposed tax overhaul – and another key section is in jeopardy. House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said Thursday the House won’t grant the governor’s wish to eliminate a tax credit for Hoosiers who donate money to universities […]

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Tax ‘simplification’ bill raises plenty of questions

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers are considering legislation that would eliminate $21 million in annual tax cuts for businesses and individuals, bolster a break for the working poor, and expand a sales tax exemption for businesses. House Bill 1349 is meant to simplify the state’s tax system while remaining revenue neutral, meaning the […]

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