Overtime rule change

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Publishers have until December to determine the impact of a U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule and make necessary changes to personnel classifications. The rule...

Q&A: Purchasing statutes

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Submitted by the Carroll County Comet (Delphi): Q: Have you heard about a purchasing statute that allows government entities to get quotes for high-dollar purchases...

Q&A: Comments at public meetings

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Submitted by the Francesville Tribune: Q: Is there a law or ordinance at the state or local level that forbids a reporter from asking questions...

Q&A: Detention center names

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Submitted by the Hendricks County Flyer (Avon): Q: The Plainfield Police Department held a press conference yesterday to announce they had made arrests in a...

Key Points: Know the law to get police records

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By Steve Key Hoosier State Press Association Police beat reporters need to fully utilize the Access to Public Records Act to monitor law enforcement activity. Most editors...

Overtime changes looming

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The U.S. Department of Labor may finalize an overtime rule change in May that could dramatically impact newspaper operations. It would more than double the...

Veto forces appeal to Indiana Supreme Court

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The final word on private university police records is back in the hands of Indiana’s appellate court system. An attempt by the Indepen­dent Colleges of...

2016 Indiana General Assembly Wrap-up

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Public Access The top focus for the Hoosier State Press Association during the 2016 Indiana General Assembly was H.E.A. 1019, which establishes the rules for...

Q&A: Public notice rate or regular advertising rate?

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Submitted by the North Vernon Sun and North Vernon Plain Dealer: Q: The county council wants us to publish the “Summary of Federal Findings from...

Q&A: College president search

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Submitted by The Indianapolis Star: Q: I’m covering Ivy Tech’s presidential search. In an executive session, the university’s presidential search committee created a list of...