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Columns

  • COLUMN: Right to work all about politics

    By BRIAN GRAY, Guest Columnist

    David Hammond’s guest column (Dec. 26) citing just one source as to whether or not a right-to-work state does better then a non-right-to-work state in providing better wages and better work conditions is a bit misleading.

    If one looks at Chiefexecutive.net, a business-based Web site, Indiana is ranked No. 6 for attracting new business.

    Now to be fair, some right-to-work states are ranked above Indiana in that survey, but a lot of them are ranked below us.

  • COLUMN: Legislative session under way

    By RICHARD YOUNG, District 47 State Senator

    The second regular session of the 117th Indiana General Assembly is under way. Legislators returned to the Statehouse Jan. 4 to begin what is typically referred to as the “short” session, which must adjourn by midnight March 14.

  • COLUMN: Democrat walkout jeopardizes important legislation for Hoosiers

    By STEVE DAVISSON, District 73 State Representative

    The start of the 2012 session has been a tumultuous one to say the least. For the second session in a row, the House Democrats failed to show up to the House Chamber on account of the controversial right-to-work bill. Without a Democratic presence, the House Republicans were unable to begin conducting the business we were elected to do – a job that the House Democrats seem to have forgotten.

  • COLUMN: Déjà vu all over again in Indy

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN, District 74 State Representative

    Week one of session and… it was “déjà vu all over again” as Yogi Berra would say. We showed up to our first General Assembly day Jan. 4 and had just three Democrats colleagues in the House withholding a quorum to do business.

  • COLUMN: ‘Tintin’ is an adventure film for all ages

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    When “The Adventures of Tintin” was announced, I wasn’t sure what the big deal was. Sure, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson were teaming up for it, but I didn’t understand why.

  • COLUMN: Putting fairness first for Hoosier athletes, fans

    By BOBBY COX, Guest Columnist

    This time of year, with chords of “Auld Lang Sine” still ringing in our ears, it’s not uncommon or unnatural to think of days gone by as being more desirable than the era we live in today.  

  • COLUMN: What is the benefit of right-to-work?

    By TIMOTHY BRUMFIELD, Guest Columnist

    This letter is in reply to Dave Hammond’s letter in Monday’s edition of The News. I would like for it to be known that I have known Dave for 30-plus years and have always had a lot of respect for him.

  • COLUMN: 20 + C + M + B + 12

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The letters and numerals inscribed above the doors of homes in the Belgian town had me scratching my head a few years ago, but come Friday, I may have scrawled a similar message above my door in New Boston.

    20 + C + M + B + 12

    Friday was the traditional day for observing Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas.

    The Twelve Days of Christmas, by the way, began Christmas Day and concluded the night of Jan. 5.

  • COLUMN: Ellspermann: Right-to-work views and facts

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN, District 74 State Representative

    Much attention is being focused on one key issue in the upcoming legislative session: Right to Work. We are now seeing the opposition groups speak out strongly as the governor and the Speaker have made this a top priority.

    Opponents have every right to share their concerns. My commitment is to share openly with you the information we have gathered in extensive hearings, meetings and research to lead us to take a position of support for RTW.

  • COLUMN: Right-to-work laws lead to lower wages for all

    BARBARA FICK & MARTY WOLFSON, Guest Columnists