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  • Advisory issued after livestock on Indiana beef cattle farm dies of anthrax

    12/05/2016 8:52:09 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 31 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | Dec 5 2016 | FOX59 Web
    <p>The Indiana Board of Animal Health has issued an advisory after livestock on a southern Indiana beef cattle farm was infected with anthrax.</p> <p>A veterinarian collected tissue samples for laboratory testing after the animal died unexpectedly. Only a single, mixed-breed bull died; other animals in the herd have not shown signs of infection.</p>
  • The Winners and Losers of the Carrier Deal

    12/05/2016 7:18:50 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | December 1, 2016
    No one ever doubted Donald Trump’s talent for theater, a gift he is exercising with some flair in the matter of the Carrier air-conditioner company’s facilities in Indiana. Carrier had planned to move a furnace operation to Mexico and to shutter a plant in Huntington, Ind., where it manufactures electronic controls. After the intervention of President-elect Trump and Governor Mike Pence, Carrier has agreed to keep the furnace operation going in Indiana, albeit with several hundred fewer employees. It still will close the electronics plant and offshore those 700 or so jobs. It will move about 600 jobs from the...
  • Trump's Carrier Is Not Obama's Solyndra

    12/04/2016 6:44:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    No sooner had president-elect Trump announced a deal had been reached with air conditioner manufacturer Carrier to keep 1,100 manufacturing jobs in Indiana rather than being shipped to Mexico, the usual suspects began chattering about “corporate welfare”, “crony capitalism”, and the hypocritical picking of winners and losers. Carrier is an established business, not a pipe dream like the green energy failures President Obama subsidized like Solyndra. It is one of many U.S. businesses struggling to survive in the Obama era of high taxes and oppressive regulation. Trump has promised to cut corporate taxes and eliminate oppressive and job-killing regulations, but...
  • Rexnord employee reacts to Trump tweet about job loss (Video)

    12/03/2016 10:57:00 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 28 replies
    CBS4 Indy ^ | Dec 3, 2016 | Deanna Allbrittin
    NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- After a winning week for many Carrier workers, Rexnord employees are now in the spotlight. This tweet from President-elect Donald Trump has workers there wondering about their own jobs. “I prayed, ‘God, just give me something to hold on to, some hope,’” said Rexnord worker Brian Bousum. “Then, he tweeted.” For Rexnord employee Brian Bousum, this late-night tweet from President-elect Donald Trump was a small sign that left room for uncertainty. “He said ‘no more,’” said Bousum. “Does that mean no more after Rexnord? Does it mean he’s going to talk to the CEO Todd Adams? Did...
  • Ku Klux Klan marches in Roxboro celebrating Trump win (barf)

    12/03/2016 3:30:00 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 61 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 12/3/2016 | WRAL-TV
    Roxboro, N.C. — A caravan of about 20 vehicles organized by the Ku Klux Klan celebrated President-Elect Donald Trump's win with Confederate and American flags Saturday afternoon in Roxboro. Officers blocked several intersections along U.S. Highway 501, so the convoy would move and exit the city quickly. “We learned late this afternoon the group wanted to come to Roxboro. I want to thank our law enforcement partners who helped us close intersections so the group could enter and leave the city as fast as possible,” Roxboro Police Chief David Hess said in a statement. He said the group posted the...
  • The key to Trump’s Carrier deal: Next-generation manufacturing

    12/02/2016 8:06:43 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2016 | Thomas Lifton
    In his speech at Carrier yesterday (video embedded below), Donald Trump revealed some information that should comfort those market purists worried about America insulating itself from global markets and thereby falling behind overseas competitors. He revealed that the reported $16 million is likely to end up a much higher figure because the company is committing to next-generation manufacturing. It is quite understandable that a lowball figure has been used by Carrier, as they want to limit what they may be on the hook to spend. They can always spend more, and the banter Trump threw at the company’s president indicates...
  • Trump targets another company, draws Sanders' criticism

    12/03/2016 1:17:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies ^ | 2016-12-03 | Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Alistair Bell and Richard Chang
    President-elect Donald Trump, after threatening consequences for companies that move jobs overseas, turned to another Indiana company planning a move to Mexico, drawing a rebuke from former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday."Rexnord of Indiana is moving to Mexico and rather viciously firing all of its 300 workers. This is happening all over our country. No more!" Trump said in a Friday night Twitter post.Rexnord Corp (RXN.N), an industrial supplier based in Milwaukee, announced plans in October to move a bearing plant, and its 300 jobs, from Indianapolis to Mexico, employees told the Indianapolis Star at the time. Company...
  • Sarah Palin calls Trump’s deal with Carrier ‘crony capitalism’

    12/02/2016 7:22:39 PM PST · by Mariner · 258 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 2nd, 2016 | By Brian Murphy
    Former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who is reportedly under consideration for a spot in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, criticized Trump’s recent deal with Carrier to keep jobs in the United States. Trump visited the Carrier plant in Indianapolis on Thursday and touted the deal during a speech after the visit in front of a Carrier banner. Carrier will keep about 1,000 jobs in Indiana, instead of moving them to Mexico. In exchange, the state of Indiana is giving the company about $7 million in incentives. Vice president-elect Mike Pence in the current governor of Indiana. “When government steps in...
  • Palin slams Trump Carrier deal as 'crony capitalism'

    12/02/2016 3:36:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 174 replies ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | PAULINA FIROZI
    Sarah Palin is criticizing President-elect Donald Trump’s deal with Carrier, even as she is reportedly under consideration to serve as Trump's secretary of Veterans Affairs. In a op-ed in Young Conservatives published Friday, the former Alaska governor first expresses excitement for the Carrier employees whose jobs are staying in Indiana. “What a relief for hundreds of workers,” she wrote. “Merry Christmas Indiana!” But she goes onto to blast the deal as “crony capitalism" and an example of the "hallmark of corruption" and "socialism." “When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair,...
  • The Economic Stupidity of the Carrier Bailout

    12/02/2016 3:09:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    National Review ^ | December 2, 2016 | Kevin D. Williamson
    One particularly tough and indigestible nugget of talk-radio stupidity afflicting the guts of conservatism is the idea that there is some sort of fundamental difference between bribing a business with tax cuts and bribing it with a wheelbarrow full of cash. The Trump-Pence bailout of Carrier’s operations in Indiana provides an illustrative case... Republicans might have had a little bit of a point in the question of general tax cuts: A tax cut and spending are different things, even if the budgetary effects are exactly the same. But in the matter of industry-specific or firm-specific tax benefits of the sort...
  • CNN’s Camerota Suggests Trump Used ‘Threat’ to Get Carrier Deal

    12/02/2016 10:21:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Nice little company you got there. Wouldn’t want to see nuthin’ happen to it . . . CNN’s Alisyn Camerota suggested this morning that Donald Trump used a “threat” against United Technologies to get its Carrier subsidiary to agree to keep manufacturing jobs in Indiana. Even the Indianapolis Star reporter who had criticized the deal as being “an extremely expensive campaign promise” took issue with Camerota’s suggestion of a “threat.” CNN: the network that would depict President-elect Trump as using mob-boss tactics. View the video here.
  • CNN Crew Jokes AboutTrump's Plane Crashing (Indianapolis, Yesterday)

    12/02/2016 7:44:02 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12-2-2016 | Scott Jones
    During the set-up for Trump's Carrier speech, at about the 1:20 mark, a producer in the background says, "Trump's Plane is about to land. If I do this, he's landed" And then she says, "If I do this, he's crashed, hopefully." You can see Suzanne Malveaux snicker and roll her eyes when she hears this.
  • Trump's Carrier deal worthy of 'banana' republic: Mexico official

    12/01/2016 5:04:29 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's intervention to stop jobs at a plant in Indiana going to Mexico is typical of what happens in countries that Americans call "banana" republics, a senior Mexican state official said on Thursday. Carrier, a unit of United Technologies Corp , said on Thursday that state officials had pledged $7 million in tax breaks to encourage the firm to keep around 1,100 jobs in Indianapolis after Trump stepped in to protect U.S. workers. A heating and air-conditioning company, Carrier said in February it would cut some 2,100 jobs in closing two Indiana plants...
  • Indiana to give United Technologies $7 million in tax breaks to keep Carrier jobs in state

    12/01/2016 1:09:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/01/2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    Indiana agreed to give United Technologies $7 million in financial incentives over a decade to persuade the industrial giant to keep roughly 1,000 Carrier jobs in the state, Carrier said Thursday. Carrier, United Technologies' heating and air conditioning unit, had planned to close a furnace plant in the state and move it to Mexico. Carrier will invest about $16 million in Indiana to keep operations there, a source told NBC News. In a statement Thursday, Carrier said the financial incentives are "contingent upon factors including employment, job retention and capital investment." The company said Wednesday that state "incentives" were "an...
  • The bad economics of Trump's Carrier deal

    12/01/2016 1:04:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 273 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/01/2016 | James Pethokoukis
    There's no doubt Team Trump is delighted by Carrier's decision to keep in Indiana roughly half of the 2,100 jobs that the maker of heating and air conditioning equipment had planned to shift to Mexico. As Steven Mnuchin, Trump's pick for treasury secretary, told CNBC yesterday, "This is a great first win without us even having to take the job." Actually, it's their second win. Trump also lobbied/nudged/cajoled Ford into changing its mind about shifting a sport utility vehicle production line to Mexico from Kentucky, not that doing so actually would have cost American jobs. But Carrier, especially, had become...
  • Lifelong Dem Carrier Employee Praises Trump: Done More For Us In 3 Weeks Than Obama Has In 9 Months

    12/01/2016 6:25:50 AM PST · by xzins · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 1st, 2016 | Aleister
    This is the second Carrier employee to go on the record praising Donald Trump in two days. These folks are extremely grateful to Trump for saving their jobs and many of them are Democrats! This man’s name is Rick Link. He’s a lifelong Democrat who voted for Trump and he’s pretty happy about keeping his job. On FOX and Friends, Steve Doocy asked him why he voted for Trump and he said: “He spoke to me. He hit a chord inside me, he was talking to the working man. He was talking to the middle class. And you know, we’re...
  • Trump heads to Indiana to celebrate Carrier jobs deal

    12/01/2016 11:04:56 AM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | December 1, 2016 | Emily Stephenson and Melissa Fares
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump visits a factory in Indiana on Thursday to kick off a "thank you tour" and celebrate his role in persuading air conditioner maker Carrier Corp to preserve around 1,000 jobs in the state rather than move them to Mexico.
  • Indiana Gives $7 Million in Tax Breaks to Keep Carrier Jobs

    12/01/2016 9:46:13 AM PST · by jaydubya2 · 126 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 1, 2016 12:21 p.m. ET | Ted Mann
    Indiana officials agreed to give United Technologies Corp. $7 million worth of tax breaks over 10 years to encourage the company’s Carrier Corp. unit to keep about 1,000 jobs in the state, according to people familiar with the matter. The heating and air conditioning company will invest about $16 million to keep its operations in the state, including a furnace plant in Indianapolis that it had previously planned to close and shift...
  • Bernie Sanders: Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump

    12/01/2016 8:41:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/01/2016 | Bernie Sanders
    Today, about 1,000 Carrier workers and their families should be rejoicing. But the rest of our nation’s workers should be very nervous. President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly announce a deal with United Technologies, the corporation that owns Carrier, that keeps less than 1,000 of the 2100 jobs in America that were previously scheduled to be transferred to Mexico. Let’s be clear: It is not good enough to save some of these jobs. Trump made a promise that he would save all of these jobs, and we cannot rest until an ironclad contract is signed to ensure that all of these...
  • Trump Puts Companies On Notice With Carrier Deal

    12/01/2016 5:48:56 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 20 replies ^ | 11/30/16
    Trump puts companies on notice with Carrier deal © Getty Images Donald Trump and Mike Pence will take a victory lap in Indianapolis on Thursday to tout what they are presenting as a successful negotiation with Carrier to keep nearly 1,000 U.S. jobs from moving to Mexico. Trump’s transition team said the effort shows that the president-elect is determined to keep his campaign promises to protect U.S. jobs and workers. “What happened with Carrier is a great first example to the country, if not the world, that the USA is open for business,” a triumphant Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s former campaign...
  • Carrier Employee Issues Heartfelt Thank You To Trump For Helping 1,000 American Workers [tr]

    12/01/2016 5:16:14 AM PST · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 30, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Robin Maynard, a 24-year Carrier employee, issued a heartfelt thank you to Donald Trump and Mike Pence during a Wednesday morning interview on Fox News. . . . “I would like to tell him thank you for going out of your way and taking your time away from your family, working on the Carrier and employees’ deal,” Maynard stated. “Sticking to your word and going to bat for us all at Carrier and keeping our jobs here. I’d like to thank him and Mike Pence for doing it so quickly.”
  • Donald Trump is already helping the working class

    11/30/2016 12:12:30 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 30, 2016 | Jonathon M. Trugman
    It’s not uncommon for a Republican to be pro-business. But President-elect Donald Trump showed Tuesday night he’s pro-worker, too, by saving 1,000 jobs at the Carrier plant in Indiana. His standing up for the blue-collar workers who helped get him elected is no small feat, even for the very accomplished billionaire, who has a long record of delivering under budget and on time. Sure, it’s unusual for a president-elect to interject himself in the economic mechanizations of a specific company — let alone the economy writ large — but everything about Trump being the next president is unusual... The brutally...
  • LIVE:2 Trump Rallies 12/01/2016 Carrier Plant Indianapolis,IN 2PM & Cincinnati, OH @ 7pm ET

    12/01/2016 3:27:25 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,082 replies
    Thursday, December 1, 2016: Live streaming coverage of President-Elect Trump and VP-Elect Pence’s announcement at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis. Coverage begins at 2:00 PM. Thursday, December 1, 2016: Live streaming coverage President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s Thank You rally in Cincinnati, OH at the US Bank Arena. Live coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET with the event scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM ET.
  • The Petty White House Response to Trump's Carrier Deal

    11/30/2016 1:35:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, this is gonna be fun, folks. It's gonna be fun. I don't quite know how to describe how much fun it's gonna be, but I can try to give you an idea here. What happened to that call that was on line 4 that I want to...? (interruption) Remember what the subject matter of that call was? (interruption) What was it? What was it? (interruption) Oh, yeah, yeah. We had a caller up there. I gave advice to somebody on how to do what? (interruption) Oh, yeah. How to deal with schoolmates razzing her because she...
  • White House sniffs at Trump helping to save Carrier jobs in U.S.

    11/30/2016 11:33:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 96 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The White House threw a little shade Wednesday on President-elect Donald Trump’s apparently successful effort to keep 1,000 manufacturing jobs in Indiana, saying it’s nice but pales in comparison to the jobs created under President Obama.
  • Trump to Announce Carrier Plant Will Keep Jobs in U.S.

    11/29/2016 4:47:20 PM PST · by springwater13 · 186 replies
    From the earliest days of his campaign, Donald J. Trump made keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States his signature economic issue, and the decision by Carrier, the big air-conditioner company, to move 2,000 of them from Indiana to Mexico was a tailor-made talking point for him on the stump. On Thursday, Mr. Trump and Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor and the vice-president elect, plan to appear at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant to announce they’ve struck a deal with the company to keep a majority of the jobs in the state, according to officials with the transition team as well as Carrier....
  • Donald Trump ´works through Thanksgiving to keep AC company in the US´ (tr)

    11/26/2016 3:55:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-26-16
    Donald Trump may be spending Thanksgiving with his family in his Florida club Mar-a-Lago, but the President-elect promises he hasn't stopped On Thursday he tweeted: 'I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon!' And Trump kept his energy up with a five-course meal with his family, with options including 'three-layer Trump chocolate cake' and 'Mr Trump's wedge salad'. ~snip~ The Trump team had something to announce, however: The spread available at his Mar-a-Lago resort was made available to the media. The five-course luxury...
  • Donald Trump 'Works Through Thanksgiving To Keep Carrier AC company In The United States'

    11/25/2016 4:08:06 AM PST · by drewh · 84 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 03:49 EST, 25 November 2016 | By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    Donald Trump may be spending Thanksgiving with his family in his Florida club Mar-a-Lago, but the President-elect promises he hasn't stopped working. On Thursday he tweeted: 'I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon!' Earlier this year Carrier announced that it would relocate its production plant to Mexico, causing the loss of 1,400 US jobs in Indianapolis. In a campaign speech in the city, Trump promised he would 'tax the hell' out of Carrier's Mexico-produced products - to the tune of 35 per...
  • How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? He says he’s trying to save an Indiana factory.

    11/24/2016 7:27:04 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2016 | Jonathan O'Connell
    President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Thanksgiving morning that he was trying to make good on a campaign promise that a Carrier air-conditioning factory in Indiana, and its 1,400 jobs, would not move to Mexico in 2019 as planned. “I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS — Will know soon!” Trump tweeted.
  • Will Carrier stay in Indianapolis? Donald Trump tweets he’s working on a plan, making progres

    11/24/2016 8:16:28 AM PST · by barmag25 · 44 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 11/24/16 | Amanda Rakes
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Thanksgiving Day to say he was making progress on his work to get Indianapolis-based manufacturing company Carrier to stay in Indianapolis
  • Warrant: Indiana workers submitted bogus voter registrations

    11/15/2016 10:05:35 PM PST · by NImerc · 15 replies
    WTAE ^ | Nov. 15, 2016 | BRIAN SLODYSKO
    Employees of an Indiana voter mobilization group with deep ties to the Democratic Party submitted several hundred voter registrations that included false, incomplete or fraudulent information, according to a search warrant unsealed Monday.
  • Charges filed against 7 people following anti-Trump protest

    11/15/2016 7:27:59 PM PST · by digger48 · 24 replies
    WISH ^ | November 15, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Seven people now face formal charges after being arrested at a downtown Indianapolis protest. Two officers were injured during Saturday night’s protest. According to court documents, Derue “Leah” Humphrey was on a bullhorn and yelling “kill the police” while telling protesters to continue to block traffic. Several people in the crowd began to throw rocks and bottles at police, leading officers to try to arrest Humphrey for disorderly conduct. A man identified as Lukas Pamer attempted to keep officers from arresting Humphrey, while she continued to try to incite the crowd. Humphrey faces charges of resisting law...
  • Warrant: Indiana workers submitted bogus voter registrations

    11/15/2016 3:06:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 6:04 PM EST | Brian Slodysko
    A search warrant says employees of an Indiana voter registration group with ties to the Democratic Party submitted several hundred registrations that included false or fraudulent information. The warrant was unsealed Monday at the request of Patriot Majority, the group at the center of an Indiana State Police investigation. The warrant indicates state police contacted a handful of workers who admitted to falsifying registrations. It was not immediately known if the fraudulent information resulted in illegally cast ballots. …
  • 2 officers injured, 7 arrests made after downtown anti-Trump rally

    11/13/2016 8:21:23 AM PST · by digger48 · 16 replies
    WISH ^ | November 12, 2016, | Megan Sanctorum
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Hundreds of people gathered at the Indiana Statehouse to protest the election of Donald Trump. Saturday evening’s protest is the latest in a string of protests around the country since Tuesday’s election. A number of protesters held signs and could be heard chanting. The signs touched on a variety of issues and topics including women’s rights, equality for the LGBT community and immigrants while other signs were anti-Pence. The crowd was made up of people of all ages. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police called out their Event Response Group officers to help handle the protesters. After several hours outside...
  • VDOT awards I-66 procurement bid: Project to be funded entirely by private sector

    11/11/2016 8:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | November 11, 2016 | Angela Woolsey
    The Commonwealth of Virginia awarded procurement of its Transform66 Outside the Beltway project to I-66 Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of private companies, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Nov. 3. I-66 Express Mobility Partners, which consists of transportation infrastructure company Cintra, public infrastructure investment firm Meridiam, and the contractors Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers VA, Inc., will be responsible for financing, designing, building, maintaining and operating the interstate expansion. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Transform66 Outside the Beltway project will add two express lanes in each direction between I-495 and Gainesville along with three general purpose lanes...
  • A "Hoosier" welcome as Pence comes home to Indiana

    11/11/2016 10:42:13 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 21 replies
    A warm ''Hoosier'' welcome for Vice president-elect Mike Pence as he returns to Indiana where he asks for prayers and support for the Trump Administration. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Mike Pence will use political experience to help guide Donald Trump’s agenda on Capitol Hill

    11/11/2016 6:28:06 AM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    The Indiana governor and former congressman took a leap of faith when he accepted Mr. Trump’s invitation to be his running mate. Now conservatives say that as the experienced Capitol Hill hand serving a president who has never held elected office before, Mr. Pence is positioned to be one of the most influential vice presidents in history. . . . “I think he will be there as a steady, faithful partner to Donald Trump, bring his experience from being a House member and as a governor into the room and share with him, ‘Here is how we really make work...
  • Cook County soda pop tax approved with Preckwinkle breaking tie vote

    11/10/2016 1:26:15 PM PST · by RedWing9 · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 10, 2016 | Hal Dardick
    The Cook County Board on Thursday narrowly approved board President Toni Preckwinkle's new penny-an-ounce tax on sugary and artificially sweetened beverages, with Preckwinkle breaking a tie vote.
  • Public rally set for VP-elect Pence's return to Indiana

    11/10/2016 9:06:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    AP via WRAL ^ | Posted 30 minutes ago
    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Republican Party is planning a public rally to welcome Gov. Mike Pence back to the state for the first time as vice president-elect. Organizers say the rally will take place 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Building 7, an area of private aviation operations at the Indianapolis International Airport. The event comes two days after President-elect Donald Trump's election victory. Trump is set to meet President Barack Obama at the White House Thursday. Read more at
  • BREAKING: Mayor Reports FBI at Lake County Government Center

    11/10/2016 8:51:24 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 79 replies
    Northwest Indiana Gazette ^ | 11-10-2016 | Ken Davidson
    Just moments ago Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. posted the photo above with the caption “FBI and Indiana State Police parked in front of Lake Ct. Gvt Ctr-approx 30 officers entered offices of Sheriff John Buncich”
  • IN Senate: Fox Calls for Young (R) over Bayh (D)

    11/08/2016 5:24:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2016 | Staff
    BREAKING: Republican Todd Young to win Indiana Senate race In Indiana, Fox News can now project that Republican Congressman Todd Young will be the next U.S. Senator from Indiana, ending Democrat Evan Bayh’s quest to win back his old Senate seat.
  • (IN) Make it clear: Promises to leave live Nativity out of Concord Christmas Spectacular not enough

    11/08/2016 1:58:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    elkhart truth ^ | 11.01.16 | TIM VANDENACK
    SOUTH BEND — The student and parents suing Concord schools over the annual Christmas Spectacular are still seeking a court order barring the school from reverting to older versions of the show that contain live Nativity scenes. In a filing last week in U.S. District Court in South Bend, the anonymous Concord Community Schools student and three parents suing the school district say school officials' promises to use mannequins instead of live actors to depict the Nativity aren't enough. A court filing in the case by the school district in early October says Concord Community Schools Superintendent John Trout and...
  • Right to Hunt Amendment on Ballot for Indiana, Kansas

    11/07/2016 5:00:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    ammoland ^ | 7 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The right to hunt is something early colonists took seriously.  In England, the right to hunt was limited to the the King and landowners.  Commoners did not have a right to hunt.  In the American colonies, hunting was important for survival.  Vermont included the right to hunt in its constitution in 1777.  The right to hunt was considered for the United States Constitution, but ultimately was not explicitly included.  It falls under the 10th Amendment.Nineteen states have the right to hunt in their state constitutions.  In the last 20 years, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana,...
  • Indiana Ballot Measure - Public Question 1

    11/07/2016 4:04:53 PM PST · by digger48 · 11 replies
    A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana Concerning Natural and Cultural Resources. Summary Provides that the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife is a valued part of Indiana's heritage and shall be forever preserved for the public good. Provides that the people have a right, which includes the right to use traditional methods, to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, subject only to the laws prescribed by the general assembly and rules prescribed by virtue of the authority of the general assembly to: (1) promote wildlife conservation and management; and...
  • Madison County to pay hackers, won’t disclose ransom

    11/07/2016 3:19:11 PM PST · by digger48 · 13 replies
    WISH ^ | November 7, 2016, | Tim McNicholas
    ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) — Madison County will pay an undisclosed ransom to hackers who attacked the county government’s computer system. Sheriff Scott Mellinger said the hack is keeping county workers from emails, files and internet access. He said calls are coming into the 911 dispatch center with no problems. “Public safety has not been put at risk in any way, shape or form,” Mellinger said. People who try to use the computers are met with an error message. Government employees are doing paperwork by hand while Indiana State Police try to find the hackers. Madison County Commissioner Jeff Harden said...
  • Morton Marcus: Business-government partnerships hide faults

    11/06/2016 7:44:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Terre Haute Tribune Star ^ | October 29, 2016 | Morton Marcus
    It was disappointing, but not surprising, to learn from the Indianapolis Business Journal (Oct. 10-16) that both John Gregg and Eric Holcomb endorse public-private partnerships (P3s). These candidates for governor are experienced in the ways of our Indiana government. Mr. Gregg has served at the highest level of the legislature while Mr. Holcomb is our Lt. Governor. P3s are agreements between governments (national, state, or local) with private companies to assume control, but not ownership, of public assets. Hoosiers know them in the form of the new bridge over the Ohio River, connecting the east end of Louisville with Clark...
  • Congressional candidate caught in gun fight on northeast side

    11/04/2016 5:00:00 PM PDT · by digger48 · 11 replies
    WISH ^ | November 4, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — 7th District Congressional candidate Catherine Ping was caught in a gun fight Friday afternoon. Ping said a stray bullet when through her back windshield and lodged in the front of her car. She said she “felt her hair ‘puff’ as the bullet just missed her head.” She was not injured in the shooting. According to a campaign spokesman, Ping was driving in the area of 38th Street and Emerson Avenue. She said she turned into the middle of a drive by shooting. Ping doesn’t feel like she was targeted. IMPD said they think two vehicles were shooting...
  • Wow: Republican surges ahead of Evan Bayh in new poll of Indiana Senate race

    11/04/2016 10:52:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies ^ | 4 Nov 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
  • Early Vote in Clark County Indiana

    11/04/2016 7:20:01 AM PDT · by greylurker · 22 replies
    I cast my vote yesterday at the Courthouse, there was a 40 minute wait, I have never seen a line to vote before. On the way to the Courthouse I saw 4 Trump signs and one Hillary for Prison sign.
  • Bill Murray gives Indiana woman, Cubs fan World Series ticket

    11/03/2016 6:40:07 AM PDT · by Scythian_Reborn · 72 replies
    Karen Michel, a fan from Whiting, told she was hoping that there might somehow be an extra ticket available at the Progressive Field box office. After being told the game was sold out, she spotted Murray walking by and decided to follow him. "He turns around and says, 'Here, here's a ticket,'" Michel told "And he kind of shuttled me into the door. I thought it was just a ticket to get in. But it was a ticket to sit right here." You can see her here next to Bill Murray. She got to sit in a $15,000...