Loretta Rush, a longtime juvenile court judge who joined the Indiana Supreme Court in 2012, was unanimously chosen as the state’s first female chief justice Wednesday, setting the stage for what could be a long run at the court’s helm.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was getting back in touch with his roots Wednesday. Pence shared a story with a roomful of local entrepreneurs at Velocity in Southern Indiana about how he launched his own communications syndication company in his basement in the 1990s. He added that he was “more than a little bit envious right now” of the entrepreneurs working to launch their own businesses.
A tentative agreement has been reached by the chairmen of the U.S. Senate and House veterans committees on legislation aimed at resolving the Veterans Affairs healthcare crisis, their spokesmen said on Sunday.
We have a problem. It’s a big one that raises big challenges for the human future and the ability of our most cherished political institution — democracy — to guide that future. First, however, let’s begin by acknowledging what we have already done. Over the past 200 years, we’ve used science to fundamentally change the meaning of human culture via revolutions in industry, transportation and communications.
BOTH PARTIES want to do nothing but squabble before this year’s election. Not much will stop them — except, perhaps, this dose of reality: If political point-scoring is all they accomplish over the next several weeks, work on the nation’s roads, bridges and rails will come to a halt.
R. Mark Lawrance has been named Director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute (PPI). The appointment was announced today by IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz. Lawrance replaces John Krauss, who is retiring.
Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) was officially appointed to serve on the House Committee on Financial Services. “Congressman Messer will be a valuable asset to the Financial Services Committee,” said Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX ). “I look forward to working with him to foster competitive capital markets, cut the burden of federal red tape, and end the phenomenon of ‘too big to fail,’ all to help the best housing and jobs program known to man—the free enterprise system.”
This past week, the House Ethics Committee cleared Rep. P. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, of any impropriety in the defeat of the proposed nursing home moratorium. With the Ethics Committee investigation complete, I am grateful for this opportunity to address the moratorium issue.
Hammond is moving its recycling program from a division of the Department of Public Works to a private contractor. The city entered a 10-year agreement with Republic Services of Indiana, and will change the recycling program to a one-bin system starting July 1.