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Indiana ranks 10th in annual tax climate ranking

Indiana finished 10th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Indiana

Jeff Brohm, head football coach at Purdue University, earned $3.8 million in 2018, making Brohm the highest-paid public employee in Indiana last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Indiana to reach $3.9 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Indiana arts agencies are projected to reach $3.9 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 59 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Indiana levies a total tax on lodging of 7%

Hotel room bills in Indiana tack on a total state lodging tax of 7 percent, the 14th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in Indiana are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

5,428 borrowers in Indiana filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Indiana who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 5,428, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$302 million in federal research dollars flowed to Indiana in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Indiana totaled $302 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Indiana received $8.2 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $8,223,894 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Indiana, the 15th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Indiana 2-year college students pay $4,710 in tuition and fees

Indiana two-year colleges charged students $4,710 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 32nd lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

9 U.S. House members from Indiana make $174,000 annually

Each of the nine U.S. House of Representatives members representing Indiana draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Indiana 4-year university tuitions jumped 22.1% over 15 years

Indiana four-year public university tuition and fees went from $7,921 in 2004-05 to $9,675 in 2019-20, the fifth smallest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Indiana legislators make base salary of $26,490 per year

State lawmakers in Indiana now draw a base salary of $26,490 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Strong Support in Indiana CD-5 for Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises Andrew Bales, 2020 U.S. House candidate for Indiana (district 5), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Indiana community college tuitions jumped 38.3% over 15 years

Indiana two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $3,500 in 2004-05 to $4,840 in 2019-20, the 27th largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Indiana governor makes annual salary of $121,331

The governor of Indiana now draws a yearly salary of $121,331, the 38th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Indiana K-12 schools spent $11.1 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Indiana spent an estimated $11.1 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 1.6 percent decrease in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Indiana children in foster care numbered 18,560 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Indiana at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 18,560, an 11.2 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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