Closing Arguments Begin In Charlie White Trial

From the Associated Press: Closing arguments are under way at the voter fraud trial of Indiana’s elections chief in a case that could oust him from office. Special prosecutor Dan Sigler Jr. argued this morning that Secretary of State Charlie White knowingly committed voter fraud for political power. White’s attorney, Carl Brizzi, said in his […]

Indiana, Amazon Reach Internet Sales Tax Agreement

Amazon.com will begin collecting Indiana’s 7 percent sales tax from customers in 2014. Gov. Mitch Daniels and an Amazon executive announced an agreement today that could lead to Indiana collecting at least $20 million more in annual sales tax revenues. “They agree with us that all those who sell remotely—internet, catalogue or otherwise, ought as […]

Audit Finds $300 Million In Uncounted Indiana State Funds

A software error has resulted in a financial surprise for Indiana state government leaders. Governor Mitch Daniels says the state budget will get an unexpected infusion of $300 million cash from corporate income tax collections that were not properly transferred into the general fund. The software glitch dating back to 2007 resulted in the funds […]

Daniels To Outline Final Legislative Agenda Next Month

From the Associated Press Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he will outline his plans for his final legislative session as governor in a few weeks. Daniels has already said he plans to push for changes to criminal sentencing laws and a local government overhaul when lawmakers return to the Statehouse in early January. He also […]

States To Finance Big Four Bridge Renovations

The Big Four Bridge has long been slated to be converted to a pedestrian span, but money to put a walkable surface on the bridge has not been available. Waterfront Development Corporation president David Karem says a portion of the funds will be available soon to start preparing the bridge for resurfacing.

Daniels Orders Budget Cuts

Indiana tax collections continue to fall short of projections, and that has prompted Governor Mitch Daniels to order spending cuts and other steps to offset a budget shortfall. Daniels says revenues are off more than $300 million thus far this fiscal year, and if the trend continues without cuts, the state’s reserves will be wiped […]