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Restitution fund issues first check

Aug 27, 2012

Two years after its creation, Indiana’s Securities Restitution Fund – which provides relief for victims of investment scams – paid out its first check, and Secretary of State Connie Lawson says there should be more to come.

A major reason why it took two years for a single check to be issued from the fund is timing: to be eligible for relief, the scam must have taken place on or after July 1, 2010. That's the date the law creating the fund took effect.

Secretary Lawson says the time between the crime and when the victim gets relief can be lengthy.

Arts United introduces consolidated box office

Aug 24, 2012
Sean Bueter / WBOI

Five of Fort Wayne's arts organizations will soon share a single box office and a new online presence.

At a media event Friday morning, Arts United President Jim Sparrow announced the creation of the new ArtsTix Community Box Office.The system will allow patrons to buy tickets for the Fort Wayne Ballet, Philharmonic, Civic Theatre, Youtheare and Dance Collective at a single ticketing location. The initiative will also add online ticketing for those organizations.

Gregg unveils Hoosier product export plan

Aug 24, 2012

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg Thursday unveiled an eight-point plan aimed at increasing the state’s total exports by 50% in five years.

Gregg applauded the work of Gov. Mitch Daniels in expanding Indiana’s global presence and says as governor, his policies would further that work. 

They include coordinating statewide export strategies, developing tax incentives for Hoosier businesses that export at least 75% of their products and creating an export innovation fund that would provide money to trade associations and private businesses.

Pence explains his college completion plan

Aug 23, 2012

Only 28 percent of Hoosier students pursuing a bachelor’s degree finish in four years.  That puts Indiana 40th in the nation in on-time completion rate.  GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence says, “we know Indiana can do better.  But it will take shared commitment from the state, our colleges and universities and from students and families themselves to get the job done.”

Donnelly and Bayh hit the campaign trail together

Aug 22, 2012

Donnelly and Bayh will tour the state in the next few days in what they’re calling a “main street tour” of Indiana.  Bayh thinks appearing with Donnelly is not about trying to rally the Democratic base around a conservative Democrat saying, "Oh I think the Democratic base is squarely in Joe Donnelly’s camp and we need to build on that and reach out to independents and Republicans because not only is that the politically sensible thing to do, it’s the only way we’re going to make progress in Washington.”

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