A front-end loader is used to contain the mountain of recyclable materials brought to Recycling Works in Elkhart. Despite problems in some areas, local recycling firms have continued to find markets for recycled materials. Staff photo by Michael Caterina
Job quality, especially with respect to wages and benefits, will be a central part of the next national election. With job creation strong but wage growth lagging, we should expect tough questions about a variety of labor market policies. This will be especially true in the few states that have experienced mostly low-wage job growth in recent years. With Indiana growing low-wage jobs at a disproportionate rate, we should think through what “good” jobs might look like in a modern economy, and what role government could take in promoting them.
Michael Johnson and James D. Wolf Jr., The Herald Journal
MONTICELLO — A January active shooter training exercise at Meadowlawn Elementary School reportedly went awry after teachers said White County sheriff’s deputies unexpectedly shot them in the back with pellet guns.
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