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  • DANA POINT, Calif.— Billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles Koch welcomed a group of roughly 450 like-minded fundraisers to one of his twice-annual conferences Saturday by challenging them to advocate for ending "corporate cronyism"- even if those policies help their businesses. The Koch brothers and their network of donors, many...

  • Governor burns mortgages to mark lower Ind. debt Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 9:51 AM ET

    Daniels and other state officials on Wednesday marked the early completion of payments on 10 state facilities by ceremonially burning the mortgage paperwork in a trash can outside the Statehouse.

  • Ind. gov touts funding for teacher, judge pensions Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 12:48 AM ET

    Mitch Daniels is touting investments in Indiana's public employee pension funds during his last few months in office. Daniels said Thursday that $207 million will be invested in teacher pensions, along with $90 million toward judges' pensions and $32 million for police pensions.

  • California wades into national labor debate Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 6:59 PM ET

    The battle over Proposition 32 on the November ballot follows conflicts in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and elsewhere where efforts to dilute the strength of organized labor have produced political tumult, a flood of TV ads and widespread demonstrations.

  • Indiana panel approves lottery outsourcing deal Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    The commission voted 3-0, with two members absent, to approve a 15- year contract with Rhode Island- based GTECH that is expected to make $1.7 billion in profit over five years _ a $500 million increase over state projections. GTECH already provides and maintains vending machines for the Hoosier Lottery.

  • Anti-Union Measures Gain Momentum Across Midwest Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 10:53 AM ET
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    Indiana is the latest Midwestern state where Republicans have pushed though anti-labor legislation even as the efforts have drawn large protests by union backers and spawned recall efforts.