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Indiana's Public Pension Funds Remain Stable In Pandemic

Sep 27, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s public pension funds for state and local government employees, including teachers, has apparently weathered the financial markets’ volatility during the coronavirus pandemic, new data from the state show. The General Assembly’s Pension Management Oversight Committee heard Wednesday that the Indiana Public Retirement System increased its pension assets by 2.56% to $30.6 billion during the 2020 budget year, which ran from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.

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Former Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) is officially leaving his Statehouse seat at the end of this month.

Courtesy Indiana House Democrats

The Indiana House honored the longest-serving lawmaker in state history Wednesday, Rep. Pat Bauer (D-South Bend).

Lawmakers regularly honor outgoing members – Bauer’s just came with an extra bit of history. Remarks from his colleagues ranged from the humorous, like Rep. Phil GiaQuinta’s (D-Fort Wayne):

“In 1971, you passed your first bill – tax exemption for the aged," GiaQuinta says. "Which might come in handy now.”

To the heartfelt, like Rep. Earl Harris (D-East Chicago)’s, whose father served with Bauer for 33 years before his death.

When I turn the corner at the top of the stairs, there’s Kim, Kim Macon, the Development Director at WVPE, behind her desk and a computer screen, in her dimly lit office.
    

“Hi Kim.”
    

“Hey Sid.”
    

That begins my day at WVPE.
    

I’m not exactly sure what Kim does at the station. It’s my impression that she carries it around on her shoulders.

“Hi Kim.”

“Hey Sid.”

“Kim, I gotta ask ya, what is it, exactly, that you do here at WVPE?”

“I do a little bit of everything,” says Kim.

Peter Ringenberg

WVPE's Development Director of 27 years, Kim Macon, retires January 3, 2020. She leaves a legacy that is difficult to sum up in a web post. Suffice it to say her guidance has helped the station grow membership, underwriting and its financial footing. Part of Kim's DNA is humility, so getting her to talk about herself was no small task.

We did get her to sit down with us to talk a little bit about some of her reflections.

Indiana House Speaker Says He’ll Retire After 2020 Session

Nov 19, 2019
Brandon Smith/IPB News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The longest-serving leader of the Indiana House has decided to retire after the 2020 legislative session.

Republican Speaker Brian Bosma told lawmakers Tuesday that he would continue in the powerful position that largely controls which proposals are considered until the upcoming session ends in March. Bosma said he wouldn’t seek reelection in 2020 after 34 years in the House.