This week 131 years ago, League Park, known today as Headwaters Park, hosted the first professional evening baseball game under big league lights. WBOI’s Tom Castaldi from the Heritage Trail has that story.
Indiana leaders at both the federal and state level are exploring ways to encourage more growth in the state’s medical device industry.
Later this summer, the Indiana legislature will devote a study committee to investigating ways the state can help medical device manufacturers.
Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Dan Coats sat down with leaders from the industry in northern Indiana. He says he came away with two avenues for helping the sector, including getting the Food and Drug Administration to ease some of the lengthy restrictions on approving new technology.
The Indiana General Assembly meets in session until the end of April in odd-numbered years. This is known as the long-session and is when the two-year budget is drafted and approved.
In even-numbered years, the General Assembly meets in session until the middle of March. This is known as the short-session. You can see the archive of legislative activity and deadline information here.
The debate over proposals to eliminate collective bargaining for public unions in Fort Wayne continued at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Hundreds of residents – mostly union supporters – packed Citizen’s Square for the hearing.
Councilman John Crawford, who introduced the proposals, says that collective bargaining costs taxpayers too much, in both the expense of negotiations and workers’ wages, although he doesn’t know the exact amount the city could save if his proposals are approved.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says school counselors are being hampered by a number of factors from providing Hoosier students with the most complete college and career readiness opportunities. A survey was conducted of more than four hundred school counselors across the state.
The Indiana Chamber says the problem isn’t with counselors – it’s with counseling. Its survey of school counselors found that 90 percent say they spend less than half of their time on college and career readiness activities.