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City of Bloomington Personnel Budget

At a meeting of Bloomington Utilities Service Board last night, Board member Jeff Ehman questioned the reason for a 20 million dollar jump in the city of Bloomington’s personnel budget over the past five years. In 2012, the budget was $18 million. That number is now up to $38 million per year. Controller Jeff Underwood said the city has only …

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Hola Bloomington – May 12, 2017

Locutores Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Luis Ramon Hernandez y Carlos Bakota discuten sobre noticias, leyes y politica. Hosts Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Luis Ramon Hernandez and Carlos Bakota talk about news, laws and politics.

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Hola Bloomington – May 12, 2017

Locutores Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Luis Ramon Hernandez y Carlos Bakota discuten sobre noticias, leyes y politica. Hosts Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Luis Ramon Hernandez and Carlos Bakota talk about news, laws and politics.

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Bloomington Plan Commission Reviews Proposal for Student Housing Complex

The Bloomington Plan Commission agreed last night to proceed slowly and carefully in its review of a proposed student housing complex planned for the 300 and 400 blocks of East Third Street downtown. The project is being proposed by Annex Student Living, a subsidiary of the Indianapolis-based Mecca Companies. The site plan calls for two, five-story buildings providing more than …

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Indiana Bicentennial Projects Cost Estimate Higher Than Expected

Indiana’s bicentennial projects are costing Hoosiers more than former Governor Mike Pence promised. That’s according to a new report from the Associated Press. Plans to pay for the projects have fallen apart, leaving the legislature to allocate $5.5M for the costs in the recently-signed state budget. The projects include the construction of a new plaza outside the Statehouse and upgrades …

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National Bikes Month Brings Special Events to Bloomington

A City of Bloomington press release announced that May is National Bikes Month. To celebrate biking, the City’s Planning and Transportation Department will be working with Monroe County Government, IU’s Bicycle Program, and the Monroe County Library to provide several special events. One upcoming event is on Wednesday, May 10th — a six-to-seven mile “Historic District Bike Ride” that will …

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Hola Bloomington – May 5, 2017

Locutor, Carlos Bakota, nos hablo de la histaria del 5 de mayo y como llego a celebrarse en los EE.UU. Host, Carlos Bakota, tells us about 5 de mayo history and how it became a celebration in the United States.

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Hollingsworth Among Republicans Who Voted To Repeal Health Care Law

Seven of Indiana’s nine congresspeople voted this afternoon to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. Ultimately the House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 to make major changes. The precise cost and impact of the bill is unclear because the House passed it before the Congressional Budget Office could review it. A previous version of the bill was expected …

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Senate Bill 309 Signed Into Law

Governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill today that is expected to take a long-term toll on Indiana’s solar energy industry. Senate Bill 309 was opposed by environmental groups because it reduces the financial incentives for households that generate their own solar power. The bill cuts the price at which customers can sell their excess power back to the grid. The …

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Monroe Co. Commissioners Hold First Meeting Since Annexation Decision

Monroe County Commissioners are thanking employees and officials who did work in recent months related to the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of County property into the city of Bloomington. The Commissioners meeting on Friday came just less than a week after state legislators effectively barred the city from annexing property for the next five years. Many County officials …

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