Governor Mitch Daniels

4:04 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Another Committee Votes Against Ritz Leading State Board

It's the latest skirmish in a long-running fight over Glenda Ritz's authority.
Credit Elle Moxley / StateImpact Indiana

For the second time in a week, a legislative committee has taken a step toward removing State Superintendent Glenda Ritz as chair of the State Board of Education.

The Senate Rules Committee voted 7-4 along political party lines for the bill late Monday which its sponsor, Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) said would help end the friction between the only Democrat holding elective statewide office and a board made up of appointees from Republican governors.

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General News
12:55 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Indiana Supreme Court Considers Oral Arguments In Case Of State vs IBM

A trial court found in IBM's favor, but the Indiana Courts of Appeals reversed that decision.
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At the heart of the dispute between Indiana and computer giant IBM is whether the technology firm’s failures in the contract to modernize the state’s welfare system were enough to justify Indiana terminating the whole contract…and getting damages afterward. 

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4:51 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

State And IBM Going Before Indiana Supreme Court Thursday

A trial court found in IBM's favor, but the Indiana Courts of Appeals reversed that decision.
Credit Phil Jern /

The ongoing legal battle between the state and computer giant IBM will have its day in front of the Indiana Supreme Court Thursday. 

The state hired IBM in 2006 to modernize its welfare system, signing a ten-year contract worth $1.3 billion. 

But the shift from human case workers to greater automation was beset by reported problems, and three years later Governor Mitch Daniels canceled the contract. 

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Ask The Mayor
12:55 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton

The mayor says he's trying to balance a push for more vocational education with the need for more residents with four-year degrees.
Credit courtesy Crawfordsville mayor's office

Some questions asked of the mayor this week:

You recently got back an assessment from a company in South Carolina assessing how ready the county is for economic development. Tell me your initial impressions of what the report says.

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3:58 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

IN touts upcoming jobs

After already breaking the state’s record for job commitments in 2012, nine more companies have pledged to create more than 2,500 jobs over the new few years in locations around Indiana.

A recent New York Times report, cited by Indiana Economic Development Corporation CEO Dan Hasler during Tuesday’s announcement, showed Indiana offering the lowest economic and tax incentives to incoming businesses compared to neighboring states.  Hasler says Indiana wants to focus more on improving its overall business climate.

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