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4:11 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Indiana Getting $75 Million to Tear Down Blighted Houses

Indiana officials plan to use a $75 million federal grant to demolish thousands of blighted houses in the state

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced the initiative Monday.     She says knocking down blighted and abandoned homes will help maintain property values and cut down on crime.

An estimated 4,000 houses could be demolished with the money, a fraction of the more than 50,000 abandoned homes statewide.

Cities and counties can apply for a portion of the grant starting this month.

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Local News
3:20 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Purdue Professors Say Daniels' Ongoing Criticism of Historian "Troubling"

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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."

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10:20 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Indiana Lawmakers Could Wrap Up Session This Week

The 2013 Indiana General Assembly is winding down, with legislative leaders saying they may be able to wrap up business early.

The Indiana General Assembly faces an April 29 deadline to wrap up its business, including adoption of a new, two-year state budget.

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.     If that happens, lawmakers would not have to return to the Statehouse for a final day on Monday, April 29.

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Local News
10:39 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Judge: No Money For Indiana In IBM Suit

A judge has ruled that Indiana cannot collect millions of dollars it claims IBM owes over the state's failed welfare system overhaul but says IBM is entitled to payment for equipment the state kept.

Marion County Judge David Dreyer issued the order today.

Dreyer presided over a trial earlier this year of dueling lawsuits concerning the state's cancellation of IBM's nearly $1.4 billion contract with the Family and Social Services Administration.

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