Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ball State study grades TIFs as ineffective as economic development tools

By Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly – February 5, 2015 An analysis of tax increment financing districts in Indiana counties by Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research concluded that they are an ineffective development tool for Hoosier communities. In fact, the CBER study found TIFs are associated with less employment, less taxable income […]

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Questions for our Hamilton County Municipal Candidates

The Constitutional Patriots are mailing out a questionnaire to all 95 Hamilton County candidates that are running for office in the May 5th, 2015 primary. This includes Mayors, Clerk-Treasurers and Council members. The questions are as follows: 1. Why are you running for office? 2. What are your qualifications for the office you are seeking? […]

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ISTEP Exams Could Feel Like a Marathon for Students

There is a new concern over Indiana’s highly debated and much maligned ISTEP exams. This year’s new test will take students more than twice as long to complete. Shocked educators fear ISTEP will be an endurance test, with smart students failing because of fatigue. At Beech Grove’s Central Elementary School, Lisa LaFavers is confident her […]

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