Travelers at the Indianapolis International Airport can opt into a new program starting Wednesday to bypass some of the hassles involved with airport security.
Those who opt into the Transportation Security Administration’s pre-check program must undergo a background check. Once in the program, travelers can leave their shoes, belts, and jackets on, and don’t have to pull out laptops and liquids from their bags while going through airport security.
The sale of wool or sheep in Indiana will have a special assessment tacked on to it beginning next month.
Members of the industry approved the checkoff program this summer after a petition initiated the process last year. The 0.5% assessment for each transaction is expected to raise $30,000-$40,000 annually.
Jerry Fankhauser, assistant director of the Office of Agricultural Research at Purdue (ARP), administered the check-off process. ARP is within the College of Agriculture.
He says funds may be used for promotion, consumer and producer education, and research.
The Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor is taking input from customers of Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) on a proposed natural gas rate hike.
The Merrillville-based company has proposed the rate hike to fund system wide improvements totaling $713 million.
The planned projects are throughout NIPSCO's natural gas service territory. Those include replacement of aging infrastructure, new transmission mains, the installation of automated valves, and expansion into rural areas that currently do not have natural gas service.