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Retaliatory Chinese tariffs have impacted trade of recycled material from Indiana and elsewhere. This problem could create an opportunity for Indiana – but at a cost.

U.S. Senate Takes Up Farm Bill After House Bill Fails

Jun 12, 2018
Produce from local farmers is unloaded at the Lafayette-based Food Finders. (FILE PHOTO: Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

After the farm bill failed in the U.S. House last month, it’s the Senate’s turn to take the legislation up. Wednesday's Senate hearing is unlikely to be as controversial. 

Federal labor officials have approved Gov. Eric Holcomb’s waiver request for his reconstituted workforce cabinet.

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Across the country, states desperate to prevent opioid addiction are increasingly looking to medical cannabis as a solution. Lawmakers in several states, including New York, Indiana, Georgia and Tennessee, have taken action to initiate or expand their medical marijuana programs to try and address the opioid crisis.

Illinois is trying to do the same.

A subpar May – $44 million less than expected – put the state further away from its revenue goal with a month to go before the fiscal year’s end. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana tax collections fell further away from its budget plan in May, one month away from the end of the fiscal year.

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