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  • MIKE PENCE: Healthy Indiana Plan is the change Medicaid needs Wednesday, the State of Indiana submitted its proposal for the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If approved, the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 (HIP 2.0) would replace traditional Medicaid for low-income able-bo

    July 3, 2014

  • LEE HAMILTON: Lesson Congress should learn from VA scandal Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. Then comes the reaction: a shocked public, an administration on the defensive, grandstanding members of Cong

    July 3, 2014

  • Rob Burgess House of Burgess: No buffer zones for high court

    Eleanor McCullen is a pro-life crusader who offers “sidewalk counseling” to those entering and exiting abortion providers, including the Planned Parenthood building in Boston. A few years ago, she filed suit against Massachusetts for instituting a “buffer zone” around such establishments.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • ANDREA NEAL: National Road moved people, mail and goods Editor’s note: This is one in a series of essays leading up to the celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial in December 2016.A drive across Indiana on the National Road is a trip back in time. This was the route taken in the 19th century by pioneers h

    July 2, 2014

  • MAUREEN HAYDEN: Simplifying taxes is not so simple at all Pushing his idea that a simpler tax system can boost Indiana’s economy, Gov. Mike Pence invited prominent conservative economists to a closed-to-the-public conference this past week.Keynote speakers at the daylong Tax Competitiveness and Simplificati

    July 1, 2014

  • TOM LoBIANCO: Winning public trust essential in Pence's tax effort Tax experts and conservative thought leaders who gathered at Gov. Mike Pence's tax summit last week focused on everything from broad concepts of tax simplification to the minutiae of credits, deductions and other tax items. But something else came to

    July 1, 2014

  • BRIAN HOWEY: State Sen. Long's Article V convention and redistricting If you needed a poster to display the dysfunction in Congress, look no further than the "We Shall Overcome" photo op that took place with congressional leaders on Tuesday. Boehner and Pelosi, Reid and McConnell linked hands and arms and swayed uncomf

    June 30, 2014

  • DICK WOLFSIE: Strange catalog gifts 2.0 I was only half done making fun of the summer edition of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog last week when my column ended. Here's a look at some of my other favorite gift choices. World's smallest umbrella: I'm not sure, but I think a lot of folks got

    June 30, 2014

  • ED VASICEK: Making mountains out of my molehills I hadn’t seen my friend, Emil, for months. Both our lives get hectic at times, so it was a great pleasure when he stopped by for a chat. I was in a bad mood and began our conversation discussing my gardening woes. I complained about how my turnip gre

    June 29, 2014

  • MICHAEL HICKS: Forum about fairness Indiana hosted a conference on tax competitiveness and tax simplicity last week. The event will receive a lot of merited attention in the coming months and years as Indiana grapples with some lingering weaknesses in our tax code. I was lucky enough t

    June 29, 2014

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