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Indiana won’t participate in the payroll tax deferral for state workers offered by President Donald Trump last month.


This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: the Tippecanoe County Health Department eased the rules on bartop service at bars and restaurants this week, but left other restrictions in their August health order in place. Could guidelines for earlier closing times be rolled back, or is it too soon to tell how the order is working? What kind of financial hit are area establishments taking?

Wind farms can generate millions of dollars in tax revenue for Indiana counties. But according to the Indiana Conservative Alliance for Energy at least 29 Indiana counties have ordinances that significantly limit large wind projects.

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Nearly 100 new COVID-19 testing sites are going up around the state, run by local health departments.

The state will provide funding to help those sites stay up and running for the next two years.


The Department of Workforce Development says it's on track to begin issuing extra $300 payments to unemployed Hoosiers on Sept. 21. However, there are still many unemployed people who won’t get the federal Lost Wages Assistance funds.

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department will now permit restaurants and bars to offer bartop service until 9 p.m., modifying an August order that banned bartop service completely.

Sen. Jim Merritt To Retire From Senate In November

Sep 9, 2020
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State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) announced Monday he is retiring after 30 years in the legislature. He said he will step down on Nov. 4.

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Hoosiers have about one month left to register to vote for the 2020 general election. 

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On a Friday evening in late June, Liliana Quintero received a call from one of the Spanish interpreters working at a COVID-19 testing site in Goshen, Indiana. The area has one of Indiana’s higher Latinx populations and higher rates of COVID-19 cases, according to state data.

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The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet is giving an additional $1.5 million to career and technical education programs. The money is meant to offset the cost of keeping programs open during the pandemic.