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UPDATED: Don Bates is doing a fine job on his own of attacking his faith

UPDATED: Don Bates is doing a fine job on his own of attacking his faith

By Gary Snyder UPDATE:  It appears after being completely embarrassed by his incoherent “Indiana Talks is attacking Bates’ religion” (in the whiniest voice I can muster), Matt Brinkman’s post has been removed from Hoosier Access.  If there is a blog post and no one is there to read it, did it really happen? You can […]

AP Exclusive: Turner had more than $4M on line

AP Exclusive: Turner had more than $4M on line

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner earned nearly $8 million selling nursing homes in the last two years and stands to earn between $1 million and $2 million on projects now being developed, thanks in part to legislation he helped block this year. Turner worked behind the scenes during the past legislative […]

Sen. Lanane:  Under INGOP, Taxes Are Up, Income Is Down

Sen. Lanane: Under INGOP, Taxes Are Up, Income Is Down

By Sen. Tim Lanane A study released last week by the Tax Foundation reported Indiana taxpayers saw one of the sharpest increases in tax burden since 2001. Dig deeper and the numbers are more alarming. Between 2001 and 2011, Indiana’s annual per capita income slipped by $1,064. What’s worse, Hoosier incomes fell at an accelerating […]

Doctors Brown and Bucshon become seekers

Doctors Brown and Bucshon become seekers

By Brian Howey INDIANAPOLIS - Seated across the table from me at Cafe Patachou were Drs. Tim Brown and Larry Bucshon. Dr. Bucshon was a heart surgeon from Newburgh. Dr. Brown is an emergency room physician from Crawfordsville. What made this breakfast meeting extraordinary is that Brown is the powerful Republican chairman of the Indiana House […]

BREAKING: Church Lawsuit Alleges Don Bates jr. Fraud

BREAKING: Church Lawsuit Alleges Don Bates jr. Fraud

A lawsuit filed in April of 2010 against Republican candidate for Treasurer of Indiana, Don Bates, alleging fraud in the sale of church property and the conversion of $7,900 in proceeds for his personal use is set to go to trial August 7 & 8, 2014 with a preliminary hearing set for April 24th. Read […]

Don Bates’ Lawsuits & Credentials Come Into Question

Don Bates’ Lawsuits & Credentials Come Into Question

With Teapublican candidate Don Bates’ foreclosure problems seemingly behind him, new questions are becoming known about a lawsuit filed against Mr. Bates by his former church, Bates’ representation of himself as a financial advisor and not disclosing the ongoing lawsuit in financial disclosure filings. Go to Don Bates’ personal or professional Facebook page and there it […]

Breaking: Congresswoman Walorski votes for Ryan Budget

Breaking: Congresswoman Walorski votes for Ryan Budget

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski voted for the Ryan Budget this morning, proving that she is out of touch with the middle class families of Indiana. Congresswoman Walorski chose billionaires over Hoosiers when she voted to make seniors pay $6,000 in out of pocket expenses for Medicare, while giving an average of over $200,000 in tax cuts […]

Mike Pence for president? Stay tuned

Mike Pence for president? Stay tuned

By Brian Howey INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Pence for president? The swirl of 2016 national ticket talk surrounding Gov. Pence intensified over the past few weeks. I sat down with the governor in his office on Tuesday to find out what he’s really thinking. A few hours prior, the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol had anointed Pence and Wisconsin […]

Joe Bock Critical of Walorski on Ryan Budget

Joe Bock Critical of Walorski on Ryan Budget

South Bend – Joe Bock, Democratic Candidate for Congress in Indiana’s Second Congressional District, said on Tuesday that the newest version of Paul Ryan’s budget would harm retired Hoosiers and break the promise we’ve made to them. “This budget plan will do irreparable damage to Hoosier seniors and the middle class. It raises Medicare costs […]

LPIN 3-29-14 Weekly Radio Address by Dan Drexler

LPIN 3-29-14 Weekly Radio Address by Dan Drexler

Chairman Dan Drexler delivers the 3-29-14 Libertarian Party of Indiana weekly radio address.

Modest achievements for Gov. Pence

Modest achievements for Gov. Pence

By Brian Howey INDIANAPOLIS – We aren’t quite to the halfway point of Gov. Mike Pence’s term, but he’s now through his second Indiana General Assembly session and this week signed into law the state’s first Pre-Kindergarten program, cut the corporate tax, and provided $200 million more in road funding. Pence’s emphasis has been on […]

BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines – MH370 lost, plane went down in Indian Ocean, no survivors

BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines – MH370 lost, plane went down in Indian Ocean, no survivors

BREAKING: Malaysian Prime Minister says a new analysis of satellite data shows that the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into the southern Indian Ocean. Malaysian airlines have announced beyond any reasonable doubt that flight MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board have survived. The airline has informed the relatives of those […]

Tax Warrant filed against Marlin and Christie Stutzman

Tax Warrant filed against Marlin and Christie Stutzman

Known for collecting farm subsidies while trying to make drastic cuts to food stamps, Congressman Marling Stutzman and his wife now have a tax warrant (income) filed against them for $2,466.19. The warrant says Stutzman, a Republican from Howe, owes $2,213.95 in state individual income tax and a total of $2,466.19, including penalties, interest and […]

For Indiana Republicans, it’s tax cut ‘showtime!’

For Indiana Republicans, it’s tax cut ‘showtime!’

GNAW BONE, Ind. – I had this really crazy idea: Instead of giving tax abatements to businesses and industry, give them to Hoosier folks who want to build a new home or remodel the one they’re in, particularly with the historic low interest rates that may begin disappearing soon. The logic here was that for […]

State auditor candidate, Mike Claytor, offers tax-filing help for same-sex couples

State auditor candidate, Mike Claytor, offers tax-filing help for same-sex couples

During this Legislative session, we saw an all-out attack on equal rights. HJR-3 was the focus of too much attention and reinforced legal discrimination in Indiana. In addition, the Indiana Department of Revenue announced that legally married same-sex couples in Indiana who have the right to file joint federal income tax returns, would be required […]