Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:46am
SB 101, Religious Freedom Restoration bill, prohibits a governmental entity from substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion, even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, unless the governmental entity can demonstrate that the burden: (1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering the compelling governmental interest.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:43am
As you read this article, an ethics reform bill may have passed both Houses of the state legislature and be on the Governor’s desk for signing. It should be re-named the Eric Turner Memorial bill, after the former Speaker Pro Tempore, of Cicero, favored by House Leader Bosma of Indianapolis until his corrupt deeds were brought to light. Turner’s Democratic opponent forced Bosma to announce he would not serve as Pro Tem this session, and two weeks later Turner announced he would resign if re-elected. His opponent couldn’t overcome the gerrymandered Republican District 32.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:33am
Lately I've been reading about mentoring programs that are springing up in cities throughout the country. These programs largely focus on helping inner-city youths overcome the seemingly endless array of obstacles that confront them on a daily basis. The goal is to give these kids insight into the full realm of possibilities that exist in their lives and put them firmly on the path to a life of happiness and prosperity. Idealistic?
Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:28am
"Privatization"--The transfer of ownership or operation or resources that belong to all of us, like schools, roads, and government services, to companies that use them to make a profit.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:22am
The goal of partisan redistricting is to draw as many “safe” seats as possible—more for the party in charge, of course, but also for the minority party, because in order to retain control, the winners need to cram as many of the losers into as few districts as possible, and those districts are safer still. While we have engaged in this effort since Vice-President Gerry’s time (and he signed the Declaration of Independence!), the advent of computers has made the process far, far more efficient.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 7:49am
Groundswell Rising: Protecting our Children’s Air & Water
(Should be watched by everyone on the side of [the fracking] industry and those considering leasing their land to the gas companies.Mark Ruffalo, Actor, Activist)
Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 7:39am
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels testified March 17, 2015 before a subcommittee of the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Workforce on what he calls higher education reform. He also spoke during that week to the American Council on Education and the Brookings Institute. A centerpiece of his recommendations was “income share agreements” whereby students partner with investors, particularly alumni, who would provide funds for their education in exchange “for a small share of the student’s future income.”