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Local government officials remain unaware of 211 service line's popularity with Hoosiers
Kirsten Grønbjerg, associate dean for faculty affairs at the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs

December 13, 2017
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- When natural disasters strike or Hoosiers encounter their own personal hardships -- abuse or lack of food, health care or safe housing -- they can get accurate information 24/7 about services to address those needs by dialing 2-1-1 on their phone or visiting www.in211.org. Despite the availability of the 211 service in all 92 Indiana counties, only 39 percent of local... Read More »


PPI to celebrate 25 years of serving Hoosiers with special daylong symposium and celebration

November 9, 2017
The Indiana University Public Policy Institute is holding a special symposium and reception to celebrate 25 years of helping decisionmakers across the state effect change and a better quality of life for Hoosiers.Since 1992, PPI has served as a non-ideological research organization and neutral voice that helps political and community leaders understand the long-term effects of policy decisions.... Read More »


INASPA Spring Networking Event to feature Thriving Communities, Thriving State presentation

March 31, 2017
Drew Klacik, Senior Policy Analyst at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, will present on the Thriving Communities, Thriving States project at the annual spring networking event of the Indiana Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.The purpose of Thriving Communities, Thriving State is to frame the changing demographics and economic realities of Indiana within a... Read More »


PPI study examines two-decade transformation of downtown Carmel

January 23, 2017
CARMEL – A comprehensive analysis by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute shows how two decades of public investment into Carmel’s central core has impacted the city and its taxpayers.The benefits by the numbers are detailed in the PPI report, showing more private investment, more jobs, less vacant land, more employed persons, and more taxable assessed value have been realized.The... Read More »


Indiana faces up to $8.5 billion funding gap for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure

November 21, 2016
The 20-year statewide funding gap for Indiana wastewater and drinking water infrastructure is estimated to be between $6.5 billion and $8.5 billion, according to a new study by the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.Between 2005 and 2014, local governments invested approximately $4.5 billion in combined wastewater and drinking water infrastructure. If spending levels remain... Read More »