General News

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Courtesy / Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Indiana University trustees are expected to discuss the possible restructuring of IPFW during a meeting Thursday, but not much is known about what, if anything, will be decided.

President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly reached a deal to stop some Carrier factory jobs from leaving Indiana.

The Carrier company confirmed in a tweet Tuesday night that it had worked out a plan with Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis.

 

The federal government has agreed to take land into trust in South Bend for Michiana’s Native American tribe.

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians plans to use its newly restored homeland for a tribal housing and government complex, and a $400 million hotel and casino.

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Courtesy of Seema Verma

President-elect Donald Trump has picked Seema Verma, a healthcare consultant who has helped shape health policy in Indiana, for a key role in the federal government. Verma will head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the part of the Department of Health and Human Services that includes Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  

A General Motors employee is appealing directly to President-elect Donald Trump to save his job.

After GM announced this month that it would cut about 160 jobs at its Kokomo plant, employee Jeff Bennington wants Trump to step in.

In a video posted to YouTube, which includes shots of empty parking lots built for employees, Bennington challenges Trump to keep his promise to save American jobs.

Donnelly Opposes Price's Nomination for HHS

Nov 29, 2016

 

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) says he will oppose President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.

Trump named Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price as his choice to become HHS Secretary. Price, an outspoken opponent of the Affordable Care Act, has also been part of the House Republican effort to reform Medicare.

ACA Enrollment On Track, Despite Uncertainty

Nov 29, 2016

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” is underway and even though the future of the law is unknown, the forecast for 2017 is business as usual.

Nationally more than 100,000 people signed up for the Affordable Care Act or ACA, the day after elections.

Executive director of Covering Kids and Families of Indiana, Susan Jo Thomas says federal officials have told her everything is set for people who want to enroll in Indiana.

It remains to be seen how Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for education secretary, will influence schools national.

But the prominent Michigan Republican and proponent of private school vouchers has already had some influence in Indiana.

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton’s announcement to change the names of two holidays has sparked criticism from religious groups.

In a memo to city employees last week, Hamilton announced Good Friday will now be known as ‘Spring Holiday’ and Columbus Day will now be known as ‘Fall Holiday.’ The change will affect how the paid time-off days are described for city employees.

In a memo emailed to city employees, Hamilton says the move is designed to “better reflect cultural sensitivity in the workplace.”

 

Residents living next to a lead contaminated neighborhood in East Chicago, Indiana are now testing positive for lead. The results come after the city expanded blood testing services this summer.

So far, 21 residents of a housing complex outside the lead contaminated clean-up site have been tested for lead. Some have elevated blood lead levels. City officials couldn’t say how many.

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