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Fort Wayne’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Indiana

The Fort Wayne metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Indiana, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Indiana earns grade of A for manufacturing health

Indiana received a grade of A on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Hamilton County’s $3,178-per-month cost of living is the highest in Indiana

Residents of Hamilton County need to make $3,178 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Indiana.

Indiana’s public pensions are 84.2% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Indiana’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 84.2 percent of the total, the third highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Indiana disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Indiana is $29,405, study finds

College graduates in Indiana have an average debt burden of $29,405, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 25.5% of total state, local levies in Indiana, study finds

State income tax revenues in Indiana represent 25.5 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Indiana scores 68.9 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Indiana earned a score of 68.9 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Indiana ranks 2nd lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Indiana finished second lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Indiana pension plans are 65% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Indiana public pension plans stands at 65%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Switzerland rated least livable among Indiana counties, study finds

Switzerland was ranked Indiana’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

Indiana ranks 44th highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in Indiana ranked 44th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Strong Support in Indiana CD-05 Race to Term Limit Congress

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

$308,232 in annual income gets you into Indiana’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $308,232 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Indiana, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

Indiana ranks 36th highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in Indiana ranked 36th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Indiana ranks 24th highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in Indiana ranked in a tie for 24th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

Indiana ranks 43rd highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in Indiana ranked 43rd in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

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