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Chambers tapped for national group

BY: - August 25, 2022

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo recently appointed Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers to the U.S. Investment Advisory Council. Secretary Chambers will join a group of 34 international business and economic leaders who will advise Raimondo on how government policies and programs affect the United States’ ability to attract and facilitate foreign business investment. […]

State lawmakers weigh cutting agency rulemaking powers

BY: - August 25, 2022

A Republican-led summer study committee on Tuesday laid the groundwork for legislative recommendations proponents say will further oversight — though opponents believe the push will strip power from Indiana’s executive branch. “We’re using [House Bill 1100] as the basis to start a conversation,” said Administrative Rules Review Task Force Chair Rep. Steve Bartels, opening the […]

Children’s Commission recommends juvenile violence mitigation programs

BY: - August 25, 2022

The Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana on Wednesday officially recommended three programs for Hoosier communities designed to reduce and prevent juvenile violence, promising to determine whether state funding could be obtained in the future.  “These are programs that have been looked at and evaluated and could work in your communities,” said […]

Indiana launches new statewide grant program to provide tutoring for low-income Hoosiers

BY: - August 24, 2022

A new statewide grant program will provide low-income Indiana families with funds to support tutoring for students who are struggling to recover from academic setbacks spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, state officials announced Wednesday. The Indiana Learns program will provide qualifying families with up to $1,000 to spend on high-dosage tutoring for math and English/language […]

Biden to wipe out $10,000 in student loan debt for many borrowers

BY: - August 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he will cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for Pell Grant borrowers and up to $10,000 for all other borrowers with an income of less than $125,000 for an individual and $250,000 for a household. Biden also announced his administration is extending a pause […]

Democrats nominate Steury for Walorski vacancy

BY: - August 24, 2022

In a Tuesday caucus closed to the press, the Indiana Democratic Party nominated Paul Steury as its candidate to finish Rep. Jackie Walorski’s term after she died in a car accident earlier this month. Steury won the Democratic primary for the Second Congressional District earlier this year and will appear on the ballot for a […]

Indiana Chamber launches digital workforce-development hub

BY: - August 24, 2022

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday launched an online hub, dubbed the Talent Resource Navigator, to connect individual Hoosiers and businesses to workforce education and career development resources. The website went live with nearly 550 entries for a range of programs and organizations — and the Chamber says there’s more to come. “Indiana needs […]

Schools receive $22.9 million in school safety grants

BY: - August 24, 2022

The Indiana Secured School Safety Board on Tuesday granted 425 requests, over $22 million, with letters to award winners going out Sept. 1.  “I think there’s more discussion and more interest than ever before, unfortunately, because of events around the country,” Joel Thacker, the executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, said. “To […]

Your check’s in the mail

BY: - August 24, 2022

DENVER — This month, Colorado taxpayers began receiving refunds from the state government. Joint filers got $1,500, and single filers got $750. Enclosed was a letter from Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, who noted that the checks — required under the state constitution — were being mailed ahead of schedule, due to a law passed this […]

Applications open for Indiana grant program that enables students to help their communities

BY: - August 23, 2022

A statewide initiative that enables high school students to act on ideas to improve their communities announced a new round of funding and a call for applications. Five cohorts of students across Indiana will be chosen to participate in the My Community, My Vision program, which provides four months of workshops, planning, and fundraising for […]

Evolution needed to keep charitable gaming afloat

BY: - August 23, 2022

Charitable gaming — once a juggernaut in Indiana — has declined in recent years due to the challenges navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing supply chain disruptions and inflation, with many organizations closing down completely. Small organizations, in particular, struggled the most during those lean months, and many are still trying to recover. Kendra […]

Indiana Gov. Holcomb visits Taiwan, South Korea amid increasing foreign tensions

BY: - August 23, 2022

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday to kick off a privately-funded economic development trip in Taiwan and South Korea. The Republican governor’s visit comes at a time when relations between Taiwan, China and the U.S. are notably tense. Holcomb arrived in Taiwan Sunday evening for a four-day visit that […]