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Letting this tax credit expire is loopy

Posted on Dec 01, 2016 in Commentary

Loopholes riddle the federal tax code. We’ve all scratched our heads or groaned whenever we’ve heard or read about some of the capricious and crazy deductions allowed by the IRS. Most tax incentives, though, do seem to make sense, and most of us appreciate and take advantage of those we can — such as mortgage… Continue reading.

For those who dabble in SCRABBLE

Posted on Aug 05, 2016 in Commentary, Features

By Emily Schilling As a writer, I find fonts are my friends. Vocabulary is my vocation. Words are my wheelhouse. If you want to play a game of Yahtzee, I’ll probably opt out. But if you’re up for a SCRABBLE challenge, I just might be your girl. Did you know SCRABBLE fans can flaunt their… Continue reading.

Unscrambling Indiana’s Political Puzzle

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 in Commentary

by Scott Bowers Scott Bowers, Indiana Electric Cooperatves The week of July 10, 2016, is likely to be considered one of the most unpredictable and crazy times in Indiana political history — with both the Republicans and Democrats contributing equally to the political mayhem. Hill departs; Bayh comes back The week started with the unexpected… Continue reading.

Is an electric car in your future?

Posted on May 03, 2016 in Co-op Connection, Commentary

With an astounding 335,000 reservations and counting since Tesla’s March 31 introduction of the all-electric, lower price-point Model 3, the auto industry is buzzing with excitement. Tesla’s Model 3, priced at $35,000, won’t be in production until late 2017. Other all-electric vehicles are on the way, too, such as the similarly priced Chevrolet Bolt, as… Continue reading.

AC power lines run through D.C.

Posted on May 01, 2016 in Co-op Connection, Commentary

By Tom VanParis You’ll probably never see this in a diagram of how electricity flows to your home, farm or business, but power lines don’t necessarily run directly from the generation plant. They take a detour: through Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis. In either place, the legislative or executive branches of government can act like a… Continue reading.

Legislative session a ‘win’ for co-ops

Posted on Apr 01, 2016 in Co-op Connection, Commentary

By Brian Christenberry With all the fanfare you’ve likely been hearing about the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, you may not have noticed an annual ritual in downtown Indianapolis every year called “the legislative session.” March 10 was the last day the Indiana General Assembly met for the 2016 legislative session. Unlike years past, this legislative… Continue reading.