Indiana bridges falling down; A bold proposal; Our country is full (of something); and Lady Irish adavance to championship

Indiana bridges falling down; A bold proposal; Our country is full (of something); and Lady Irish adavance to championship

Report: Indiana bridges in Marion, Hamilton counties among 1,200 in poor shape
About 1,200 bridges in Indiana are in need of serious repair and several of the busiest ones are in Marion and Hamilton counties, according to a new report. (WISH)

House Republicans refuse to vote on Errington’s plans to legalize medical marijuana in Indiana
State Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) today offered two proposals to legalize the use of medical marijuana in Indiana, only to see House Republicans reject both. (Indiana Talks Network)

Ongoing neglect hits rural schools hardest
Here is a fact: From 2009 to 2018, the tuition support budget used to pay Indiana’s public and charter school teachers has grown by 13% while inflation has grown by 17%, and the total Indiana general fund budget has grown by 21%. (Journal Gazette)

Deputy city clerk makes bold proposal at city council meeting. It was marriage.
Nico Sigler, deputy city clerk, stepped up to the podium at the beginning of the meeting to ask his girlfriend, Kaisa Goodman, if she would marry him. (IDS News)

Notre Dame knocks off UConn once again in Women’s Final Four
The Irish senior, who had to sit out last season after an ACL injury suffered in the 2017 NCAA tournament, came up huge Friday as Notre Dame beat UConn 81-76 to advance to Sunday’s title game against Baylor. It will be a rematch of the NCAA final in 2012, when the Irish also beat the Huskies in the national semifinals. (ESPN)

Trump says at border event: ‘Country is full’
Declaring “our country is full,” President Donald Trump on Friday insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at the Mexican border. (Journal Gazette)

Attorney General Bill Barr Has Made A Huge Miscalculation
With these following words last night the New York Times formalized what many close observers of the Mueller investigation had suspected: Attorney General William Barr’s controversial four-page letter about Mueller’s work was likely more spin than fact. “Some of Robert S. Mueller’s III’s investigators have told associates that Attorney General William P. Barr failed to adequately portray the findings of their inquiry,” the Times reported, “and that they were more troubling for President Trump than Mr. Barr indicated.” (Forbes)

The U.S. just had the most Q1 layoffs in a decade
The U.S. saw its highest level of layoffs in a first quarter since 2009, data from staffing firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas released Thursday showed. (Axios)

Jamie Dimon says tax cuts added $3.7 billion to JPMorgan’s profit
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said corporate tax cuts boosted the bank’s profits to the tune of $3.7 billion last year. (CNN)

Trump to speak at NRA convention in Indianapolis April 26
President Donald Trump will visit Indianapolis this month to speak at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. (Indystar)

O’Rourke compares Trump’s immigrant rhetoric to Third Reich
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is comparing the rhetoric used by President Donald Trump to describe immigrants to the rhetoric used in Nazi Germany. (WTHR)

You elected them to write new laws. They’re letting corporations do it instead.
A two-year investigation by USA TODAY, The Arizona Republic  and the Center for Public Integrity reveals for the first time the extent to which special interests have infiltrated state legislatures using model legislation. (USA Today)

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