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'Transparent' government often elusive for right and left

September 14, 2014
The promise of "transparent" government is almost universally popular among politicians. But the talking point of transparency often remains just that: a talking point.
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Pence's pivot to the middle annoys far-right base

September 7, 2014
Many in GOP circles are keeping close watch on the first-term governor, especially those on the far right who are showing signs of disillusionment.
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Indiana cases could define conflict of interest

August 31, 2014
The question of what constitutes a conflict of interest and why it matters for public officials has run throughout a string of high-profile ethics scandals in Indiana recently.
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Indiana ethics cases draw watchdog frustration

August 4, 2014
Lawmakers say they are going to look at new transparency rules after public officials skirted the law in three separate ethics cases this year.
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Pence, Bayh, crowd 2016 field with questions

July 27, 2014
In the 2016 political landscape, a pair of the state's political big dogs—Republican Gov. Mike Pence and former Democratic U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh—has potential candidates holding their breath and waiting on them.
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Indiana Democrats deal with education split

July 21, 2014
The fighting has exposed a deep rift within the party over how students are educated.
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James spurns Miami, returns to Cleveland Cavaliers

July 11, 2014
Four-time NBA most valuable player LeBron James said Friday that he felt a calling to be a leader in the city where he started his career.
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College recruiting: Next promise could be paycheck

June 22, 2014
Just what the future of big-time college athletics may look like if the NCAA loses a landmark antitrust suit is beginning to come into focus as attorneys representing former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and others press their case in court.
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In mad dash by state lawmakers, errors can happen

June 22, 2014
When Indiana's legislative leaders called the General Assembly back for one day last week, it was because they had discovered a handful of mistakes made earlier this year that just couldn't wait until the next session to be fixed.
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Improving jobs numbers mask painful recovery

June 9, 2014
The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great Recession, but a smaller percentage of Americans are actually working and median household income has declined considerably since before the recession.
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  1. What became of this project? Anyone know?

  2. Scott, could you post an enlarged photo of the exterior of the building? This will be a great addition to Walnut Street. This area will only continue to develop with additions like this. Also, please give us more updates on the "Cultural Trail light" expansion. Also a great move for the city, as long as there is maintenance money set aside.

  3. Great story IBJ! Citizens don't have a real sense of the financial magnitude of supporting Indy's sports and tourism sector. The CIB was a brilliant idea for creating a highly integrated public-private partnership to support this sector from the economic activity it generates. Unfortunately, most folks think the benefits of that economic activity accrue directly to the City budget, and it doesn't. So though the CIB is facing lean times (covering its costs while maintaining minimally acceptable reserves), the City is operating with deficit - less tax revenue than expenses each year - with a very fragile reserve balance. That's why it's so challenging for the City to fund basic needs or new intitatives (e.g. pre-k education; new jail), and some credit rating agencies have downgraded Indy from it's past stellar AAA status. More reporting on City finances would be welcomed.

  4. Sure, I'll admit that it bugs me to see that the IBJ.COM censors it's blog posts almost as much as the D of I does when someone points out the falsehoods and fabrications. _____But I think it bothers me almost as much that Captain/Defender/Disciple get his yanked too. You see, those of us with a sense of integrity, humanity, compassion, and a need for fact based opinion WANT to see all of his screeds posted. It makes our point so much better than we can do it ourselves.

  5. We're conflating two very different topics. Voter fraud is a myth and excessive gun violence is all too real. I just hope rational gunowners decide to stop being shouted down by the, well, let's call them "less rational" ones.

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