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Some Universities Limiting Tuition Hikes

 

Many colleges and universities won’t announce tuition for the 2009-2010 school year until the spring…but some institutions are making early announcements that might come as a relief to parents and students. From member station WNIN in Evansville, Micah Schweizer reports.

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Support Growing for Legislator Cooling Off Period

A bill that would require Indiana legislators to wait one year between serving in office and becoming a lobbyist appears to be gaining momentum in the statehouse.  The legislation, authored by Senator Patricia Miller of Indianapolis, makes the change from current policy, which allows lawmakers to be hired as lobbyists immediately after their terms.  Now, House Minority leader Brian Bosma, also of Indianapolis, says conditions are right for the bill to become law.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland spoke with him about rising support for the legislation.

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Leadership Changes in Daniels Administration

Two top officials in the Daniels administration are leaving their posts while a third is stepping down to act as chief of a different state agency.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

Television Stations Testing Digital Tonight

At 7:30 eastern tonight television broadcasters nationwide will administer a five minute test, allowing viewers to know whether their televisions will work once the digital conversion mandated by the Federal Communications Commission takes place in February.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

Some Indiana Universities Scaling Back Tuition Hikes

Many colleges and universities won’t announce tuition for the 2009-2010 school year until the spring…but some institutions are making early announcements that might come as a relief to parents and students. From member station WNIN in Evansville, Micah Schweizer reports.

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Indiana Electors Cast Official Votes

Today is the day members of the Electoral College nationwide officially cast their ballots for President-elect Barack Obama.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland was there as Indiana’s eleven electors placed their votes.

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Daniels Orders New Cuts in State Spending

Governor Mitch Daniels announced today that his administration has begun making hundreds of millions dollars in cuts to spending.  The news comes after revenue projects that show the state will bring in seven hundred sixty three million dollars less than it hoped for in the current budget.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.