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Hoosiers Think State is on the Right Track, but Economic Insecurity Lingers

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Improving Highways and Environmental Protection Rise as Priorities. Dr. Joseph Losco Bowen Center for Public Affairs The 2015 WISH-TV/Ball State Hoosier Survey found that 51% of Hoosiers believe that Indiana is headed in the right direction while thirty-six percent say the state is on the wrong track.  There is wide variation by party affiliation but…
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Local Emergency Policy Implementation After 9/11

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Sean Hildebrand Ball State University Since the 9/11 attacks, the federal government altered its role in the emergency management system. These new demands altered the actions taken by and responsibilities of federal, state, and local actors in the emergency management realm before, during, and after an incident. Do local actors report compliance, even if begrudgingly,…
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Hoosiers and Reapportionment: Considerations after the Arizona Ruling

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Dr. Joseph Losco and Dr. Raymond Scheele Bowen Center for Public Affairs Recently, the U. S. Supreme Court in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission ruled that Arizona’s use of an independent commission to redraw congressional districts is constitutional. By 5-4, the court ruled that the commission created by a ballot initiative in…
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