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9:31 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Interview: Janet Napolitano Talks Immigration Reform

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

As the U.S. Senate wraps up debate on a comprehensive immigration reform bill, members of President Barack Obama's administration are going to the public to drum up support for the bill as it heads to the House. Republican House leaders say they’re in no rush to take up the measure.

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Politics & Government
8:16 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Gay Marriage Advocates, Opponents Prepare for 2014

Advocates on both sides of Indiana’s same sex marriage debate are preparing for a fight after the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings Wednesday clear the way for the states to decide the marriage question.

Listen to Brandon Smith's story about advocates on both sides of Indiana's same-sex marriage debate preparing for the battle over a state constitutional amendment in 2014.

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Politics & Government
4:21 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

State Tries to Lure Jobs With New Campaign

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is deploying a new marketing campaign aimed at reducing the state’s unemployment rate.

Governor Mike Pence often said on the campaign trail he wanted to make Indiana the state that works.  The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is borrowing that slogan for its new marketing campaign. 

State Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith says the campaign will use a broad-based approach that incorporates its new website.

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Politics & Government
2:11 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

ACLU Goes to Court Over Specialty License Plates

The American Civil Liberties Union’s Indiana Chapter is taking the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to court over the BMV commissioner’s role in denying specialty license plates to a gay youth support group.

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Politics & Government
1:48 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Pence Introduces New Performance Metrics

Governor Mike Pence announced Monday that, for the first time, Indiana will tie two percent of state agencies’ budgets to a series of performance metrics.

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Station News
2:09 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

WBOI Announces Expanded News And Information And Local Music Schedule

WBOI's new schedule beginning July 1st.

89.1 WBOI will make several modifications to its programming beginning Monday, July 1. A full schedule can be downloaded below. Highlights include:

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Politics & Government
11:00 am
Mon June 17, 2013

State Legislators to Hold Hearings on ISTEP+ Glitches

Indiana Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn)

In the wake of ISTEP testing disruptions that have called into question the validity of this year’s tests, the General Assembly this week will hold the first of two hearings investigating the issue.

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Politics & Government
5:37 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Legislature Overrides Pence's Tax Bill Veto

The General Assembly Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to override Governor Mike Pence’s veto of a tax bill, with Republican leaders saying the legislation is the best fix to a tax problem.

Listen to Brandon Smith's story detailing the Indiana General Assembly's override of Gov. Mike Pence's veto on a local tax bill.

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Politics & Government
11:22 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Governor Raises Medicaid Reimbursement Rates

Indiana Hospital Association President Doug Leonard.
Credit Courtesy / Indiana Hospital Association

Health care providers across Indiana will receive more money from Medicaid reimbursement after Governor Mike Pence Wednesday announced a rate increase.

Listen to Brandon Smith's story on the increase in Indiana Medicaid reimbursement rates.

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Politics & Government
1:45 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Pence Applauds State Prison-to-Work Program

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Governor Mike Pence is encouraging more companies to take part in HIRE, a state program that helps former convicts reenter the workforce. Pence says the program generated $8 million last year for the state.

Of the more than 20,000 people released from Indiana prisons each year, the Department of Corrections reports 36 percent return to prison within three years.  The recidivism rate climbs to 60 percent if the person is unemployed. 

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