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  • Bunge to add plant in Indiana or Ohio

    01/10/2017 11:44:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The St. Louis Business Journal ^ | January 10, 2017 | Angela Mueller
    Bunge North American is planning to build its first new U.S. processing plant in 15 years to meet growing demand for soy products. The company is considering locations in Ohio and Indiana for the plant, which is expected to go on line by the end of 2019. No cost estimates for the project were disclosed. Tim Gallagher, executive vice president, Oilseed Value Chain for Bunge, said the company saw a need to expand its footprint in the Eastern U.S. — a key market. "A state-of-the-art facility in the Eastern Corn Belt that incorporates the latest productivity, safety and sustainability features...
  • Inside How Trump Won the White Working Class

    01/05/2017 3:55:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Vanity Fair | January 5, 2017 | Ken Stern
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/how-trump-won-the-white-working-class
  • Manufacturer Expanding in Columbus ($22 an hour in Indiana)

    12/27/2016 3:49:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Inside Indiana Business ^ | December 27, 2016 | Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist
    Columbus-based Lindal Manufacturing Inc. is planning to expand operations in Bartholomew County. The company will invest more than $17 million to build and equip a 100,000 square-foot facility in a move it says will retain 65 jobs and add 30 jobs over the next three years. The Republic reports the Columbus City Council has approved 10-year tax abatements for the construction of the facility and the purchase of the new equipment. Lindal North America Managing Director Jerry Miller tells the publication the company plans to break ground in the spring with construction expected to take nine months to complete. The...
  • Indiana bill seeks to eliminate requirement for gun permits

    12/25/2016 4:41:07 PM PST · by digger48 · 21 replies
    WISH ^ | December 25, 2016, | ap
    <p>NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gun rights advocates view the upcoming legislative session as their best bet to get rid of an Indiana law that requires a license to carry handguns.</p> <p>The controversial legislation didn’t advance during the 2016 session, but supporters believe this time could be different after sweeping Republican wins on Election Day and the appointment of Republican state Rep. Ben Smaltz to the House Public Policy Committee, which acts as a gatekeeper on such bills.</p>
  • Knightstown cross returned to town Christmas tree (VIDEO) (aclu backed down) (Winning)

    12/22/2016 8:02:01 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    wishtv.com ^ | 12/22/16 | Staff Reports
    KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. (WISH) — A cross is back on the Knightstown Christmas tree, about two weeks after a man sued to get it removed. Using a lift truck, a man returned the cross to the tree Thursday. A motion to request a preliminary injunction was lifted to allow the cross back on the tree as long as it was not placed on top, ACLU-Indiana legal director Ken Falk told 24-Hour News 8. Falk added that the case is not over, as he will look to see if the cross being on the tree but not on top is unconstitutional. Many...
  • Bad Santa: Trump Risks Cronyist Blowout with Carrier Incentives

    12/21/2016 1:36:53 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/21/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    President-elect Donald Trump took a victory lap earlier this month after convincing Carrier to keep more than 700 jobs in Indiana instead of moving them to Mexico. Trump’s unique style of braggadocio and tough-sounding talk lends itself to such exercises. But Trump should beware of making special corporate “incentive” promises lest he trigger a flight to the border by other companies seeking handouts from Washington — or from Lansing and Michigan taxpayers. A prominent warning came not from a free-market think tank but from the Vermont socialist who nearly captured the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Writing about Trump, Sen. Bernie...
  • Former Inmate Says Prison Didn’t Allow Abortion

    12/20/2016 2:32:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    courthousenews.com ^ | December 19, 2016 | LORRAINE BAILEY
    (CN) – A formerly incarcerated woman claims Indiana prison officials delayed and blocked her request for an abortion, only transporting her to a clinic when she was too far along to terminate the pregnancy. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe in her civil rights complaint filed Friday in Indianapolis federal court, was jailed for six months at Indiana Women’s Prison beginning Jan. 20 of this year. She found out she was pregnant just days before her incarceration, but was unable to get an abortion before her prison term began. Doe claims she wanted an abortion due to her prior...
  • A Cartoon Character is Smarter than Christmas-Denier Atheists

    12/18/2016 2:35:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2016 | Joy Overbeck
    The secular war on Christmas recently trained its big guns on the door of the nurse’s office in a Texas middle school. Squarely in its sights was a homemade poster on the door, depicting lovable Linus quoting from the children’s classic A Charlie Brown Christmas: “For unto you is born this day in the City of David a savior which is Christ the Lord. . . That’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.” Horrors! The Bible quoted in a public school where impressionable schoolchildren passing by would surely be exposed to the alarming idea that Christmas has something to...
  • Watch lazy Comcast workers cause a bunch of traffic pileups

    12/15/2016 8:09:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 79 replies
    https://bgr.com/2016/12/14/comcast-crash-traffic/ ^ | December 14, 2016 | Chris Mills
    When you hear people complaining about Comcast, it’s normally something to do with bad service or price hikes. But this repair tech found a whole new way to make people mad about Comcast: park your truck right over a blind hill in the middle of a snowstorm, cause multiple cars to bail into a ditch, then drive off while blaming everyone else. The video shows a pair of Comcast trucks carrying out repairs along a 40mph road in a rural area, in the middle of a snowstorm. Where the trucks are stopped is just over a blind hill, so the...
  • Indiana town without a police department after every Bunker Hill officer quits

    12/14/2016 10:18:45 AM PST · by Morgana · 83 replies
    fox59.com ^ | December 13, 2016 | Alexis McAdams,
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An entire Indiana town has no police officers after every single one walked off the job. The officers blame the Bunker Hill Town Council for the situation. “We have had issues with the town board and there are some activities there where I felt like they were serving their own agenda,” said former Bunker Hill Town Marshal Michael Thomison. Thomison served as town marshal for four years until Monday night when he and four other officers handed over resignation letters to the council, telling them they have had enough.
  • Even anti-Trump working-class voters are having second thoughts

    12/08/2016 6:02:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 7, 2016 | Salena Zito
    INDIANAPOLIS — Robert James stood outside the Carrier plant just before the president-elect addressed workers at the refrigeration and heating assembly factory. “I feel a great swing of emotions that go from disbelief to satisfaction that this is happening in our community. An area like this can go from a stable middle-class area to foreclosures and urban blight in the blink of an eye,” he said. James would never dream of voting Republican: “For all of my life the Democrats have been the party of the working guy, had my back. But if I am being really honest, and this...
  • Indiana official: Carrier deal is about possible loss of federal contracts

    12/01/2016 1:56:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/01/2016 | By MATTHEW NUSSBAUM
    The deal that President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence brokered to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana likely hinges on its parent company's fear about losing business with the federal government, said an official who will play a critical role in approving the agreement. Trump and Pence will visit Indiana on Thursday to announce they’ve delivered on a campaign promise to keep about 1,000 factory jobs from moving to Monterrey, Mexico. The agreement reportedly includes $7 million in state tax breaks over ten years offered by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, a quasi-public entity that doesn't require legislative approval...
  • Indiana to give United Technologies $7 million in tax breaks to keep Carrier jobs in state

    12/01/2016 1:09:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/01/2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    Indiana agreed to give United Technologies $7 million in financial incentives over a decade to persuade the industrial giant to keep roughly 1,000 Carrier jobs in the state, Carrier said Thursday. Carrier, United Technologies' heating and air conditioning unit, had planned to close a furnace plant in the state and move it to Mexico. Carrier will invest about $16 million in Indiana to keep operations there, a source told NBC News. In a statement Thursday, Carrier said the financial incentives are "contingent upon factors including employment, job retention and capital investment." The company said Wednesday that state "incentives" were "an...
  • The bad economics of Trump's Carrier deal

    12/01/2016 1:04:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 273 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/01/2016 | James Pethokoukis
    There's no doubt Team Trump is delighted by Carrier's decision to keep in Indiana roughly half of the 2,100 jobs that the maker of heating and air conditioning equipment had planned to shift to Mexico. As Steven Mnuchin, Trump's pick for treasury secretary, told CNBC yesterday, "This is a great first win without us even having to take the job." Actually, it's their second win. Trump also lobbied/nudged/cajoled Ford into changing its mind about shifting a sport utility vehicle production line to Mexico from Kentucky, not that doing so actually would have cost American jobs. But Carrier, especially, had become...
  • LIVE:2 Trump Rallies 12/01/2016 Carrier Plant Indianapolis,IN 2PM & Cincinnati, OH @ 7pm ET

    12/01/2016 3:27:25 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,082 replies
    Thursday, December 1, 2016: Live streaming coverage of President-Elect Trump and VP-Elect Pence’s announcement at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis. Coverage begins at 2:00 PM. Thursday, December 1, 2016: Live streaming coverage President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s Thank You rally in Cincinnati, OH at the US Bank Arena. Live coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET with the event scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM ET.
  • Trump to Announce Carrier Plant Will Keep Jobs in U.S.

    11/29/2016 4:47:20 PM PST · by springwater13 · 187 replies
    From the earliest days of his campaign, Donald J. Trump made keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States his signature economic issue, and the decision by Carrier, the big air-conditioner company, to move 2,000 of them from Indiana to Mexico was a tailor-made talking point for him on the stump. On Thursday, Mr. Trump and Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor and the vice-president elect, plan to appear at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant to announce they’ve struck a deal with the company to keep a majority of the jobs in the state, according to officials with the transition team as well as Carrier....
  • Second Indian American Picked for Important Role in Donald Trump Administration

    11/29/2016 1:08:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    India West ^ | November 29, 2016 | Arul Louis, IANS
    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump selected a second Indian American, Seema Verma, Nov. 28 for a high-level position in his administration, assigning her "to the dream team that will transform our healthcare system," a major campaign promise. Verma, who has worked closely on healthcare with Vice President-elect Mark Pence in Indiana, is to be the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, overseeing government health insurance programs....
  • How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? He says he’s trying to save an Indiana factory.

    11/24/2016 7:27:04 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2016 | Jonathan O'Connell
    President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Thanksgiving morning that he was trying to make good on a campaign promise that a Carrier air-conditioning factory in Indiana, and its 1,400 jobs, would not move to Mexico in 2019 as planned. “I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS — Will know soon!” Trump tweeted.
  • From Twitter Feed - Trump working on Keeping Carrier in USA

    11/24/2016 8:25:49 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 4 replies
    Twitter | November 24, 2016 | Self
    From realDonaldTrump Twitter feed: "I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon!"
  • Indiana University purchased aborted baby brains for $200

    11/17/2016 3:33:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | November 16, 2016 | Susan Michelle-Hanson
    Indiana Right to Life has discovered that $200 human brains from aborted babies were purchased by Indiana University (IU) in May 2016. Part of the reason IU opposed statewide abortion restrictions and sued the state of Indiana was because IU wanted to continue its purchases of aborted baby body parts. Back then, IU said that a new Indiana abortion law would hinder necessary medical research. The Indy Star reported in May: IU said the new law…is vague and “will institute sweeping and unconstitutional prohibitions.” The impact on IU’s neuroscience research, according to the university’s seven-page complaint, could be “dramatic” and...
  • Warrant: Indiana workers submitted bogus voter registrations

    11/15/2016 10:05:35 PM PST · by NImerc · 15 replies
    WTAE ^ | Nov. 15, 2016 | BRIAN SLODYSKO
    Employees of an Indiana voter mobilization group with deep ties to the Democratic Party submitted several hundred voter registrations that included false, incomplete or fraudulent information, according to a search warrant unsealed Monday.
  • Indiana University Caught Paying $200 for Brains of Aborted Babies for Research

    11/15/2016 3:30:09 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | November 15, 2016 | STEVEN ERTELT
    Another top university is embroiled in the scandal enveloped the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which was caught selling the body parts of aborted babies for potentially illegal profits. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Now, not only has Indiana University been found to be involved in the grisly body parts trade but it is suing state officials to be able to continue it.Indiana University is suing the state of Indiana in order to continue experiments using parts from aborted babies, including the brains of aborted babies purchased for $200 each. Today, Indiana Right to Life informed LifeNews.com that it has confirmed Indiana University purchased...
  • Marchers Chant 'Kill the Police' During Anti-Trump Protest

    11/13/2016 7:05:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 13 Nov, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Seven people were arrested at a protest march in Indianapolis as demonstrators threw rocks at officers and chanted "Kill the police." The crowd also chanted "Love trumps hate." Nothing quite says "Love trumps hate" like threatening to kill police, eh? Three of those arrested were not from Indianapolis, say authorities. Indianapolis Star: The protest that started at the Statehouse was mostly peaceful until later in the evening when police used what appeared to be a pepper gun on some protesters walking in the street. After rallying at the Statehouse and walking towards the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the group splintered...
  • VDOT awards I-66 procurement bid: Project to be funded entirely by private sector

    11/11/2016 8:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | November 11, 2016 | Angela Woolsey
    The Commonwealth of Virginia awarded procurement of its Transform66 Outside the Beltway project to I-66 Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of private companies, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Nov. 3. I-66 Express Mobility Partners, which consists of transportation infrastructure company Cintra, public infrastructure investment firm Meridiam, and the contractors Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers VA, Inc., will be responsible for financing, designing, building, maintaining and operating the interstate expansion. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Transform66 Outside the Beltway project will add two express lanes in each direction between I-495 and Gainesville along with three general purpose lanes...
  • BREAKING: Mayor Reports FBI at Lake County Government Center

    11/10/2016 8:51:24 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 79 replies
    Northwest Indiana Gazette ^ | 11-10-2016 | Ken Davidson
    Just moments ago Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. posted the photo above with the caption “FBI and Indiana State Police parked in front of Lake Ct. Gvt Ctr-approx 30 officers entered offices of Sheriff John Buncich”
  • Indiana polls closed 6 PM

    11/08/2016 3:18:03 PM PST · by mrsmith · 38 replies
    several ^ | 11/8/16 | self
    Yes, Trump will win these states but THAT IS BESIDE THE POINT. Real results from real voters- who is voting and for whom! Vigo County, Ind. is a 'bellwether'- picked 30 of last 32 presidents. The Indiana Senate race is close in the polls.
  • (IN) Make it clear: Promises to leave live Nativity out of Concord Christmas Spectacular not enough

    11/08/2016 1:58:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    elkhart truth ^ | 11.01.16 | TIM VANDENACK
    SOUTH BEND — The student and parents suing Concord schools over the annual Christmas Spectacular are still seeking a court order barring the school from reverting to older versions of the show that contain live Nativity scenes. In a filing last week in U.S. District Court in South Bend, the anonymous Concord Community Schools student and three parents suing the school district say school officials' promises to use mannequins instead of live actors to depict the Nativity aren't enough. A court filing in the case by the school district in early October says Concord Community Schools Superintendent John Trout and...
  • Morton Marcus: Business-government partnerships hide faults

    11/06/2016 7:44:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Terre Haute Tribune Star ^ | October 29, 2016 | Morton Marcus
    It was disappointing, but not surprising, to learn from the Indianapolis Business Journal (Oct. 10-16) that both John Gregg and Eric Holcomb endorse public-private partnerships (P3s). These candidates for governor are experienced in the ways of our Indiana government. Mr. Gregg has served at the highest level of the legislature while Mr. Holcomb is our Lt. Governor. P3s are agreements between governments (national, state, or local) with private companies to assume control, but not ownership, of public assets. Hoosiers know them in the form of the new bridge over the Ohio River, connecting the east end of Louisville with Clark...
  • Catholic Caucus: In historic first, a cardinal expected to be named head of Newark Archdiocese

    11/04/2016 7:47:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    NJ.com ^ | November 04, 2016 | Mark Mueller
    In a historic moment for the Archdiocese of Newark, Archbishop John J. Myers on Monday is expected to announce his successor, Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin, currently the archbishop of Indianapolis, NJ Advance Media has learned. Tobin, a moderate leader who has supported a greater role for women in the church, has also expressed the need for more dialogue over gay parishioners and has sparred with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over the resettlement of Syrian refugees. Tobin has served as archbishop of Indianapolis since October 2012. Pope Francis named him a cardinal last month. The designation takes effect. Nov. 18. The appointment...
  • Early Vote in Clark County Indiana

    11/04/2016 7:20:01 AM PDT · by greylurker · 22 replies
    I cast my vote yesterday at the Courthouse, there was a 40 minute wait, I have never seen a line to vote before. On the way to the Courthouse I saw 4 Trump signs and one Hillary for Prison sign.
  • Indiana - Trump + 11 (50% - 39%) (GOP Challenger Tied With Bayh)

    10/31/2016 10:45:39 AM PDT · by CWW · 39 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | 10-31-2016 | Monmouth
    Boom - Trump +11 now helping pull GOP Young even with Evan Bayh.
  • Fact-checking John Gregg: Planned Parenthood Does NOT Do Mammograms

    10/30/2016 9:47:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Indiana Right to Life ^ | October 26, 2016 | Indiana Right to Life
    It’s a tired lie. It’s been repeated by politicians, celebrities and admirers of the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood. The fact is, saying Planned Parenthood does mammograms does not make it so. Last night at the Indiana Gubernatorial Debate, abortion came up (video here, question begins at 30:13). Democrat John Gregg defended his support for taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood, citing mammograms as a reason they deserve our tax dollars. Let’s be clear: Planned Parenthood does NOT do mammograms. Even Planned Parenthood’s head, Cecile Richards, was forced to admit this fact at a Congressional hearing in 2015. So, Planned Parenthood does...
  • Indiana: Gravis: 10/25/16 TRUMP 49% (+11),CLINTON 38%Johnson 5%

    10/25/2016 2:13:59 PM PDT · by GilGil · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/25/2016 | Staff
    Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 596 registered voters across Indiana. The poll was conducted from October 22 nd through the 24th and has a margin of error of ±2.3% at the 95% confidence level. The total may not round to 100% because of rounding. The polls were conducted entirely from online panels due to automated IVR regulations in the State of Indiana. The results are weighted by anticipated voting demographics.
  • Plane carrying Pence skids off runway

    10/27/2016 5:07:29 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/27/2016 | Karl De Vries
    <p>Washington (CNN)A plane carrying Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport Thursday night during landing.</p>
  • Mike Pence’s Plane Skids Off Runway While Landing At LaGuardia ["no injuries were reported"]

    10/27/2016 5:05:32 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 14 replies
    CBS New York ^ | October 27, 2016
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The plane of Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence slid off the runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport Thursday night, CBS News reports. No injuries were reported.
  • Pence plane slides off runway at NYC's LaGuardia Airport

    <p>NEW YORK An airplane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has slid off the runway while landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport.</p> <p>Pence has told reporters he's fine and no one on board appears injured.</p>
  • Statement from Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter Regarding Possible Voter Fraud

    10/19/2016 3:53:29 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 51 replies
    Nixle ^ | Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | Doug Carter
    I would like to thank Secretary of State Connie Lawson for her diligence in contacting Indiana State Police detectives and reporting that thousands of paper form voter registration applications were changed, including dates of birth and first names. Given our ongoing investigation, Secretary Lawson believed this could be further evidence of voter fraud and immediately contacted Indiana State Police detectives who were working on the case. We are grateful to Secretary Lawson for her prompt attention to this matter. Let me be clear: Among the highest priorities of the Indiana State Police is ensuring the integrity of this election and...
  • Vandals throw bricks through windows at Delaware County Republican Party office

    10/18/2016 7:50:26 PM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    Fox 59 (Indiana) ^ | October 18th, 2016 | Unattributed
    DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. – The Delaware County Republican Party said vandals struck at their office last week. Someone threw two landscaping bricks through a window on Oct. 8. Signs for Donald Trump and Todd Young were hanging on the window at the time, according to the group’s Facebook page. Officials said it would cost about $1,200 to replace the broken window and said anyone interested in helping cover the cost could donate online. This week, Delaware County Sheriff Ray Dudley said his office has received reports of campaign signs being taken from yards in the Yorktown and Mount Pleasant Township...
  • Indiana Investigating Possible Voter Fraud After Thousands of Names Changed

    10/18/2016 11:00:53 AM PDT · by tekrat · 57 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 10/18/2016 | Rachel Stockman
    The Indiana State police are investigating after the Indiana Secretary of State discovered that thousands of dates of birth and names were changed on voter registrations. This comes as Donald Trump has doubled down his rhetoric that the election is “rigged against” him. “We ran a report in the Statewide Voter Registration System and found thousands of dates of births and first names were changed,” said Secretary of State Connie Lawson in a press release. “These records were changed on paper forms, at the BMV and online. At this time, my office is not sure why these records were changed,...
  • Office Furniture Company Closing Orleans Plant (Indiana - 467 laid off)

    10/16/2016 7:56:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Inside Indiana Business ^ | October 12, 2016 | Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist
    ORLEANS - Orleans-based Paoli LLC has announced it is closing its manufacturing plant. In a notice to the state, the office furniture company says closure will result in the layoffs of nearly 500 employees in the Orange County town. The company says the layoffs of 467 workers are expected to be permanent. Employees will be terminated beginning in January with most of the layoffs taking place between March and October of 2017. Paoli did not disclose a reason for the closure of the plant.
  • Will next governor pave the way for more public-private partnerships?

    10/11/2016 7:05:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Indiana Lawyer ^ | October 11, 2016 | Hayleigh Colombo, IBJ Staff
    The controversial 2006 lease of the Indiana Toll Road paved the way for highway projects funded by public-private partnerships in Indiana — including the relatively smooth and nearly finished building of a bridge over the Ohio River at Louisville and the beleaguered construction of a 21-mile stretch of Interstate 69 from Bloomington to Martinsville. Indiana’s next governor — whose road-funding agenda will likely shape discussions at next year’s budget session of the Indiana General Assembly — will have a major role in crafting future deals to fund projects and maintain the state’s infrastructure. The question is whether the state will...
  • Bloomington residents react to Black Lives Matter protesters being hit by SUV

    10/11/2016 4:43:08 PM PDT · by digger48 · 35 replies
    WISH ^ | October 11, 2016 | Howard Monroe
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) – Viral video shows a car ramming into a group of protesters in Bloomington. That protest happening Monday night. The video was taken during a Black Lives Matter protest. “It’s just kind of scary. You wouldn’t expect, especially in Bloomington, stuff to kind of occur violently like that or get that hectic,” said Sitav Elturan, after watching the video for the first time. “Irrational behavior by the driver,” said Zach Warren, who also watched the video. “There’s no reason to even have to try to run someone over. Like, what is the reason for that?” It’s not...
  • I-69 work needs more supervision

    10/11/2016 12:50:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Daily Journal ^ | October 11, 2016 | Bloomington Herald-Times
    The state of Indiana needs to do a better job of looking out for the interests of Hoosiers, especially Monroe County Hoosiers, when it comes to construction of Interstate 69. Section 5 of the project, the part that starts just south of Bloomington and goes north to Martinsville, has run into problems. Not for the first time. Again, the private development company the state picked to build the highway has fallen behind on payments for work that’s been done. So major contractor Crider & Crider of Bloomington has stopped working, again, until it gets paid. State officials aren’t saying so,...
  • I-69 construction woes lead to another bond downgrade

    10/11/2016 1:03:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | September 20, 2016 | Susan Orr
    Continuing delays on the construction of Interstate 69 between Bloomington and Martinsville have led to another ratings downgrade on the bonds issued to help finance the project. Standard & Poor’s has lowered its rating from BB+ to BB- on $244 million in bonds issued by the Indiana Finance Authority in 2014 for the interstate project. “The rating action reflects our view of increased construction risk at the project, which is eight months behind schedule and about 56 percent complete,” S&P Global Ratings credit analyst Tony Bettinelli said in the ratings agency’s statement on the downgrade last week. The 21-mile project,...
  • Vigo's 'remarkable' record of picking presidents draws worldwide attention (Indiana)

    10/08/2016 8:24:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Tribune Star ^ | October 8, 2016 | Mark Bennett
    Vigo County is kind of a big deal. The world wants to know what people here think. That’s because, when it comes to picking the leader of the free world, as Vigo County goes so goes the nation. The community is known as “America’s bellwether,” or predictor. The county’s track record explains why. A majority of Vigo County voters have favored the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1888, except two. None of the other 3,141 counties in the U.S. matches Vigo’s accuracy, according to Massachusetts political researcher Dave Leip’s “Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections.” In fact, a mere...
  • State police expand Indiana Voter Registration Project investigation to 57 counties

    10/06/2016 7:55:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    FOX 59 ^ | FOX59 Web
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana State Police added 48 additional counties Thursday to an investigation into allegations of fraudulent voter application information in Indiana. The investigation originally involved nine counties, but has expanded to include many more. A total of 57 are now included. This week, police raided the business offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project, 2425 North Meridian Street, Suite A, in downtown Indianapolis amid reports of fraud. Indiana voters should check the accuracy of their voter information by visiting this site. Updates to voter registration information can also be made from the same site, up to the date of...
  • Indiana state police raid voter reg group HQ as fraud case widens to nine counties

    10/05/2016 11:53:36 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 14 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 10/5/2016 | Kyle Olson
    Progressives contend voter fraud is a myth, but are they behind a massive -- and growing -- case of it in Indiana? The Indy Star reports Indiana State Police raided a non-profit group in connection with an investigation into fraudulent voter registration forms that have been found in at least nine counties. According to the Star: The investigation began in late August when police learned of the filing of fraudulent voter registration forms in Marion and Hendricks counties. The investigation has expanded from Marion and Hendricks counties to include Allen, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Lake and Madison counties, according to...
  • State Police raid Indy office in growing voter fraud case

    10/05/2016 9:36:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    indystar.com | Oct. 4, 2016 | Justin L. Mack and Holly V. Hays , IndyStar
    Link only.
  • Parade float showing Trump electrocuting Clinton sparks outrage

    10/05/2016 8:06:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 5, 2016 | Briana Altergott
    AURORA, Ind. - A small town in Indiana is outraged after a shocking float made an appearance in a parade over the weekend. --VIDEO AT LINK-- But its creator told Newsy's partners at WCPO he didn't mean to upset anyone. "It's all in fun. Laughter is the best medicine in life, and this country needs more laughter. And the people that are offended by it, I'm sorry. Don't come to the parade next time," Frank Linkmeyer said. The float, which appeared to show Hillary Clinton in an electric chair with Donald Trump getting ready to pull the switch, was one...
  • CALL 6: State Police conduct raid related to voter registration fraud (Craig Veroga - Dem operative)

    10/05/2016 5:55:39 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 16 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | Paris Lewbel
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Officers with the Indiana State Police conducted a raid Tuesday morning to combat voter registration fraud in Indiana. Officers from all over the state were at a business at the 2500 block of N. Meridian Avenue, investigating reports of voter registration fraud. Police haven't said whether any arrests were made in the raid. The reports began in Hendricks and Marion counties, but now include Allen, Delaware, Hamilton Hancock, Johnson, Lake and Madison counties.