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General News
1:09 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

State lawmakers look at depreciation floor

As state legislators debate the best way to reduce the business personal property tax, the most hated aspect of the tax may become part of the mix.

Indiana sets a floor for depreciation on equipment -- no matter how old equipment is, it‘s taxed on at least 30-percent of its original value.

Buck Creek senator Brandt Hershman chairs the Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Chairman.

He says the depreciation floor has been the underlying issue in the whole debate about cutting or eliminating the business personal property tax.

General News
1:06 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

IN Senate scales back welfare drug testing bill

A Senate committee has dramatically scaled back the scope of a bill creating a drug testing program for welfare recipients. 

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General News
7:37 am
Tue February 18, 2014

IN Senate approves HJR-3

Opponents of HJR-3 says ensuring the proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage wouldn’t be on the ballot this fall was a huge victory. 

But they say the battle isn’t over yet.

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General News
5:38 am
Tue February 18, 2014

School delays for Tuesday, February 18

Rossville Consolidated Schools - CLOSED

Southeast Fountain School Corporation - 2-hour delay

General News
11:27 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Weather-related closings for Monday, February 17

Southeast Fountain School Corporation will be dismissing at 1 o'clock today.

General News
9:15 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Anonymous gift to help make Purdue more affordable

An anonymous $5 million gift will help make Purdue more affordable for in-state students.

Matching components of the donation could nearly double the amount of scholarship endowments available.

Three-point-seven-five million dollars will create the Purdue Affordability Scholarship Challenge, with a match being offered for donations between $25,000 and $250,000.

Additional funds will be put toward the President’s Student Affordability and Accessibility Fund, which was set up to help Purdue meet its needs during the current tuition freeze.

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General News
10:57 am
Thu February 13, 2014

TSC enters rental agreement with church

The Tippecanoe School Corporation is getting an idea about the amount of damage done to two of its buildings by tornadoes.

Southwestern Middle and Mintonye Elementary schools have been closed since the storms hit last November.

The preliminary estimates are that $12-million of damage was done to the two facilities.

Students in kindergarten through sixth grades have been attending classes at nearby First Assembly Community Ministries.

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General News
10:53 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Tippecanoe County seeing decrease in number of juveniles arrested

Tippecanoe County is seeing a significant decrease in the number of juveniles being arrested.

Youth Services executive director Rebecca Humphrey says 1,031 youth were arrested in 2010, compared to 883 in 2013.

That’s a 14.4% drop.

And Humphrey says 51% fewer juveniles are being held in secure detention, which saves the county money.

The data is being compiled as part of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative which the county has been a part of since 2008.

General News
10:49 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Bill would allow alcohol sales at Indiana State Fair

An Indiana House committee is considering a proposal to lift a ban on the sale of alcohol at the State Fair.

The bill already passed the Senate but still needs approval from the House and Governor Mike Pence before it could take effect.

State fair officials and beer brewers say the time has come to showcase Indiana-made craft beers and wines alongside other agricultural products.

Critics have expressed concern about the potential for underage drinking and tarnishing the fair's "family friendly" reputation.

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General News
10:45 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Purdue establishes partnership with Chrysler Group

Purdue and automaker Chrysler Group are partnering in a program that will share research and development efforts and provide learning opportunities for Purdue students and Chrysler Group employees.

The agreement establishes seven initial research projects designed to enhance Chrysler’s manufacturing processes.

The company is providing $1.2-million to fund the work.

Also being developed are internship and co-op programs for Purdue students at Chrysler Group facilities in Kokomo and worldwide, and distance-education programs for the company's employees.

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