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Latest revenue forecast: as always, more questions than answers

Latest revenue forecast: as always, more questions than answers
For immediate release: Dec. 18, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Gregory W. Porter (D-Indianapolis), ranking Democrat on the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee, today issued the following statement on the revenue forecast offered today to the State Budget Committee: “It would be great to be happy about the fact that there will be an overall increase in state revenues over the next biennium, but we cannot do that without admitting that we are giving the people of Indiana an Read More...

Job creation hype ignores reality of income gap for Indiana's middle class

Job creation hype ignores reality of income gap for Indiana's middle class
For immediate release: Dec. 18, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Mike Pence’s announcement about job creation in our state this year: “By now, most people are deservedly skeptical about these Hollywood productions designed to trumpet Indiana’s alleged economic successes. “All this sound and blather is at the service of jobs that ‘might’ be created over the next few Read More...

State Budget Committee approves Purdue University projects

State Budget Committee approves Purdue University projects
For immediate release: Dec. 17, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Sheila Klinker (D-Lafayette) said the State Budget Committee voted today (Wednesday, Dec. 17) to approve seven multi-million dollar projects on the Purdue University West Lafayette campus. “The projects range from construction of a new residence hall for the Honors College to the Purdue Airport runway improvements to construction of the state-of-the-art Agronomy Center Automated Phenotyping and Seed Processing Read More...