government http://nipr.fm en Gubernatorial candidates talk policy at forum http://nipr.fm/post/gubernatorial-candidates-talk-policy-forum <p></p><p>Indiana’s three gubernatorial hopefuls discussed Indiana’s policy future during a forum at IUPUI Tuesday.&nbsp; Led by former Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard, the forum was not a direct debate between candidates, but a public conversation between Shepard and each hopeful, one at a time.</p><p>Brandon Smith prepared several reports on key issues addressed in those policy discussions.</p><p><strong>Workforce Development</strong></p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:04:30 +0000 Brandon Smith 2742 at http://nipr.fm Gubernatorial candidates talk policy at forum State conservation leaders explore major changes http://nipr.fm/post/state-conservation-leaders-explore-major-changes <p></p><p>Indiana’s soil and water conservation leaders are exploring significant changes to the funding and organization of the state’s conservation efforts.</p><p>The Conservation Beyond 2016 Task Force was created several months ago in response to what it says were concerns over drops in conservation district funding. &nbsp;</p><p>Much of the money comes from counties.&nbsp; But over the last four years, funding has stagnated or decreased in more than 40% of Hoosier counties.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:01:50 +0000 Brandon Smith 2674 at http://nipr.fm State conservation leaders explore major changes