Indiana state government http://wfpl.org en Indiana Getting $75 Million to Tear Down Blighted Houses http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-getting-75-million-tear-down-blighted-houses <p>Indiana officials plan to use<a href="http://www.877gethope.org/blight"> a $75 million federal grant</a> to demolish thousands of blighted houses in the state</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lt. </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Sue </span>Ellspermann<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced the initiative Monday.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;She says knocking down blighted and abandoned homes will help maintain property values and cut down on crime.</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:11:52 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 8462 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Getting $75 Million to Tear Down Blighted Houses Purdue Professors Say Daniels' Ongoing Criticism of Historian "Troubling" http://wfpl.org/post/purdue-professors-say-daniels-ongoing-criticism-historian-troubling <div>A group of Purdue University professors says it is concerned about school President Mitch Daniels' continued insistence that liberal historian Howard Zinn was a "fraud."<p></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:20:28 +0000 Associated Press 6205 at http://wfpl.org Purdue Professors Say Daniels' Ongoing Criticism of Historian "Troubling" Indiana Lawmakers Could Wrap Up Session This Week http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-lawmakers-could-wrap-session-week <p></p><p>The 2013 Indiana General Assembly is winding down, with legislative leaders saying they may be able to wrap up business early.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Indiana General Assembly faces an April 29 deadline to wrap up its business, including adoption of a new, two-year state budget.</span></p><p>Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said last week that he thought the legislature might be able to finish its work by the end of this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If that happens, lawmakers would not have to return to the Statehouse for a final day on Monday, April 29.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:20:35 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 5080 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Lawmakers Could Wrap Up Session This Week Judge: No Money For Indiana In IBM Suit http://wfpl.org/post/judge-no-money-indiana-ibm-suit <p>A judge has ruled that Indiana cannot collect millions of dollars it claims IBM owes over the state&#39;s failed welfare system overhaul but says IBM is entitled to payment for equipment the state kept.</p><p>Marion County Judge David Dreyer issued the order&nbsp;today.</p><p>Dreyer presided over a trial earlier this year of dueling lawsuits concerning the state&#39;s cancellation of IBM&#39;s nearly $1.4 billion contract with the Family and Social Services Administration.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:39:35 +0000 The Associated Press 1045 at http://wfpl.org