A Libertarian Perspective December 2015

Santa Claus is coming to town! Maybe. My wife and I have seven grandchildren, and some of the older ones have been influenced by the naysayers at school, to the point that a mention of Santa by the younger ones brings on winks and rolled eyes. I knew it would happen sooner or later, although I must admit I was pulling for later, and grandchildren certainly make Christmas a lot more fun, regardless of what they believe.

Is Right to Work Working?

By State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City)

This past legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly debated House Enrolled Act 1001, often referred to as “ensuring workplace freedom” or, more informally, the “Right to Work” bill. While some lawmakers said this measure would create jobs in Indiana, I was hesitant. The government doesn’t create jobs; the private sector does.

Combating “Summer Melt” for 21st Century Scholars


MARION, INDIANA (NEWS) - With the school year wrapping up and lazy summer days approaching, education experts are trying to figure out how to battle a condition known as “summer melt.” One way is through an upcoming event from the Indiana Youth Institute on Saturday, June 13.

Summer melt happens when students who enroll in college in the spring never actually attend classes in the fall. Nationally, summer melt affects about 10 to 20-percent of eligible students. In Indiana,

Congressman Messer honors 6th District students for academic achievement


BATESVILLE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Congressman Luke Messer honored dozens of students from east-central and southeastern Indiana Tuesday evening for their academic achievement during the 2014-2015 school year. The top male and female 8th grade students from middle schools across Indiana’s 6th Congressional District were presented the 8th Grade Scholar award by Congressman Messer. The ceremony, sponsored by Hillenbrand and Ivy Tech Community College, took place at Batesville High School on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Applications Period Open for Homeland Security Foundation Scholarships


INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) – The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is now accepting applications for the Secure Indiana Scholarship Program. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2015.Eighteen scholarships are available to Hoosiers. The scholarships reward those who volunteer with public safety organizations, and are made available to both full-time and part-time college students.

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