An attorney and M.B.A., the triple-Indiana University graduate served as Director of Legal Affairs for the Council of State Governments, and as Director of Marketing and in-house counsel for the Hudson Institute before founding INGroup in 1989, a firm providing key information resources related to Indiana state politics and government.
Ed has directed numerous projects for the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Federal Election Commission, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and is a nationally recognized authority on state election, ethics, lobbying, and campaign finance law. His research was approvingly cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark 2000 decision.
The newsletters he now publishes for Hannah News have each won first-place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists – Indiana. In 1995, the Indianapolis Business Journal recognized him as a member of its “40 Under 40” class. In 2009, he was recognized by the Ball State University Department of Journalism with a Special Citation.
Adam VanOsdol is the senior editor of Hannah News Indiana and co-author of Indiana Legislative Insight, Indiana Education Insight, and Indiana Gaming Insight. Before that, he was senior editor for INGroup.
State’s charity gaming director retires
Diane Freeman retires from her post as director of charity gaming for the Indiana Gaming Commission after several decades of state service. Freeman has been the only person ever in charge of implementing and monitoring charity gaming for the [...]
Study: Indiana third most expensive state for medical professional services regarding injured workers
A new Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) study that compares prices paid for a similar set of medical professional services for treating injured workers across 36 states (that represent 87% of the workers’ compensation benefits paid in the United [...]
New RFI issued by IDOE
The Indiana Department of Education issues a Request for Information for “Title II A Related Support Providers” with responses due May 31. Specifically, IDOE, according to the RFI, “seeks to identify expert technical assistance partners, locally and across the [...]
SACS opts against YMCA agreement
Southwest Allen County Schools (SACS) decides not to enter into a formal agreement with the YMCA for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Despite discussions on a potential partnership to address staffing concerns related to SACS’ transition to a three-tier [...]