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11:08 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Another Democrat Set To Enter 2016 Race For Indiana Governor

Sen. Karen Tallian speaks on the Senate floor against the repeal of the common construction wage, a minimum wage on public construction projects. She is expected to announce her campaign for Governor Tuesday.
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Portage Senator Karen Tallian is expected to enter the race for governor this week, giving Democrats a contested primary for the second time in three elections for the office.

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General News
11:00 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Search Underway For First Chancellor Of Purdue University Northwest

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Purdue has launched a national search for the first chancellor of Purdue University Northwest.

The new institution is a unification of the Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central campuses.

Purdue Trustee Gary Lehman is chairing the search committee, which is made up of faculty and staff from Purdue Calumet, Purdue North Central and other campuses.

He says a proposed salary range for the position has not been determined yet.

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General News
9:19 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Nursing Home Moratorium To Become Law

The three-year moratorium on building new nursing homes won’t apply to counties with an occupancy rate higher than 90 percent.
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Governor Mike Pence says despite his reservations, he’ll let a bill imposing a three-year moratorium on new nursing homes become law. The moratorium will take effect without the governor’s signature.

Indiana’s nursing homes have a 77 percent occupancy rate, well below the national average. And only three states devote a greater percentage of Medicare long-term dollars to nursing homes.

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General News
9:15 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Congressman Marlin Stutzman To Run For Senate

Marlin Stutzman previously ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010.
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The Republican primary for outgoing Senator Dan Coats’ seat is shaping up to be a battle between the GOP establishment and more hard-line ideological conservatives.  On Saturday, 3rd District Congressman Marlin Stutzman announced his bid for the seat.

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General News
9:09 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Governor Heads To China In Hopes Of Increasing Investment

Some of the state’s biggest companies – including Dow AgroSciences, Eli Lilly and Cummins – have Chinese operations.
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Gov. Mike Pence this week is working to gain more business from China.

He’s on his sixth trade mission since taking office.

China is Indiana’s fifth largest trading partner, generating $1.4 billion for the Hoosier State last year, and some of the state’s biggest companies – including Dow AgroSciences, Eli Lilly and Cummins – have Chinese operations.

Pence says his economic development officials believe China is looking to invest more in North America, and that his trip is aimed at giving Indiana an advantage.

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