Politics & Government

Politics & Government
10:53 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Gubernatorial candidates spar at first debate

Gubernatorial candidates Mike Pence and John Gregg briefly launched attacks on each other’s records during Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate.  But none of the candidates used the forum to say things they haven’t already been saying.

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Politics & Government
5:58 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Brian Bosma offers an opinion on the 2013 Republican agenda

House Republicans said their legislative agenda in the 2013 session will focus on fiscal integrity, jobs and education.  One House Democrat said Republican leaders are hiding their true agenda.

House Speaker Brian Bosma Thursday rolled out what he said are the keys to a successful future for the state.

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Politics & Government
5:23 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Parties hold parties to celebrate debate

The Indiana Republican Party is holding a presidential debate watch party Wednesday as President Obama and Governor Romney take the stage in Denver.  The state Democratic Party will likely host an event for the second debate.  

State Republican Party spokesman Pete Seat said the debate parties are a great way to connect with friends and fellow Republicans and experience the debates in a community setting. 

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Politics & Government
4:16 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Zoeller announces prescription drug abuse awareness effort

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announces a new billboard in Fort Wayne urging awareness of prescription drug abuse.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller visited Fort Wayne to announce a new public awareness project aimed at fighting prescription drug abuse.

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Politics & Government
4:26 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Without action, farm programs to expire at month's end

Farm groups have expressed concern that key programs such as crop insurance and disaster relief are under threat when current provisions expire at the end of the month.

House leadership has been reluctant to call the bill for a vote, due to a deep political divide over cuts to the food stamp program, which accounts for 20% of the bill.

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Politics & Government
3:03 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Daniels names Rush to Indiana Supreme Court

Governor Mitch Daniels named Loretta Rush to the Indiana Supreme Court Friday. Rush is only the second woman ever to serve on the court.
Brandon Smith Indiana Public Broadcasting

Tippecanoe County juvenile court judge Loretta Rush is Indiana’s newest Supreme Court justice – and the second woman to ever sit on the state’s high court.

Governor Mitch Daniels named Rush as his pick Friday.  Hamilton County judge Steven Nation and Indianapolis attorney Geoffrey Slaughter were the other two finalists.  Many in the legal community urged the governor to name a woman to the bench.  

While Daniels says he wasn’t oblivious to those calls, quality was his first concern.

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Politics & Government
8:34 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Skillman supports Mourdock ad

Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman is campaigning for GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock in a commercial airing around the state.  Skillman highlights Mourdock’s ability to work with both sides of the aisle, something Mourdock’s opponents say goes against his record.

In the 30 second ad, Skillman talks about Mourdock’s experience working with she and Governor Mitch Daniels.  She refers to the state treasurer a “great teammate” who will work with Republicans and Democrats in Washington. 

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Politics & Government
6:21 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Romney discusses the economy's impact on veterans

Speaking to a crowd of hundreds of military veterans, Romney spent the majority of his speech talking about issues concerning current and former service members. Romney touched on several issues including defense spending cuts, a backlog of military disability claims and slow economic growth.  Romney said the biggest concern he hears from veterans is jobs.

“They’ve served their country.  They want to get back to work," Romney said. "They need and deserve good jobs.  And this president’s greatest failure is that he’s not delivered those jobs.”

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Justice
9:09 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Lindh prayer trial continues with chaplain, imam testimonies

Witnesses on behalf of the federal prison in Terre Haute got their say in federal court Tuesday over whether Muslims at the prison are being unfairly denied the right to pray daily as a group.

Attorneys for the government called two witnesses Tuesday: David Holston, the prison’s supervisory chaplain, and imam Ammar Amonette, the head of the Islamic Center of Virginia. 

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Politics & Government
7:11 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Mayor Henry proposes changes for bike safety

On Tuesday Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced proposed changes to the current City Code related to bike safety that has not been amended since 1985. 

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