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Integrity and Character Shown by Democrats

Imagine two wholly democratic institutions directly connected to the future wellbeing of yourself, your neighbors, your community, and your state. Two social/economic/political powerhouses that have propelled millions into the ranks of the middle-class, the rich, the famous, and even the uber-wealthy. Then imagine a seemingly mindless assault on these institutions, a tearing and pounding at […] Read the full story

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Bankrupt unemployment fund fix balances needs of workers, concerns of businesses

Dear Editor: Bankrupt Unemployment Fund Fix Balances Needs of Workers, Concerns of Businesses Indiana’s General Assembly last week approved a plan to replenish the state’s bankrupt jobless fund. The bill, which passed the Senate 46-3, is a bipartisan compromise that preserves worker benefits, restores the fiscal integrity of the system, and prevents premium increases for […] Read the full story

Posted in Letters to the Editor

Loans available to Indiana small businesses boosted by Recovery Act

[OP-ED] INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) and Department of Treasury actions hold potential for helping solve our small business credit crunch by offering incentives to lenders to provide capital to small businesses, and by reducing the cost of borrowing for small businesses. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) guarantees […] Read the full story

Posted in Business News, Opinions

Indiana House can protect Hoosier jobs by passing Senate Bill 580

WASHINGTON, DC — At a time of soaring unemployment, the Indiana State House of Representatives is blocking legislation that would help prevent employers from filling jobs with illegal aliens. Senate Bill 580, which the Senate passed by a 37-13 vote, requires state and local governments to use the federal E-Verify system and provides incentives for […] Read the full story

Posted in Indiana Politics, Opinions

Obama Whitewashes Iran

In his address to the joint session of Congress, President Obama said that “We cannot shun the negotiating table” in conducting our foreign policy. He’s previously elaborated that “if countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us.” And Iran’s president Ahmedinijad tentatively welcomes “talks based on […] Read the full story

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