Editorial

EDITORIAL: NBA lockout fuels old debateRestricted Content

September 3, 2011
The billions of dollars in public money spent subsidizing franchises across the country don’t buy mayors or governors a seat at the bargaining table when players and team owners wage war.
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EDITORIAL: Invest in the underemployedRestricted Content

August 27, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Armies of people find themselves lingering on the sidelines.
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EDITORIAL: Angie's List has earned city supportRestricted Content

August 20, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Angie’s List is close to downtown’s core, but the neighborhood the company has supported couldn’t be more different.
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EDITORIAL: Economy is weak, but this is no 2008Restricted Content

August 13, 2011
 IBJ Staff
When the stock market plummeted on Aug. 8 and did so again two days later, many of us found ourselves having flashbacks to 2008, when every bleak day in the market seemed to be followed by another and then another.
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EDITORIAL: Let locals call tax shotsRestricted Content

August 6, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Cutting taxes is a worthy goal. So is giving locals as much say as possible in how much they pay and how that money is spent.
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EDITORIAL: Athletes could make charity last by giving instead of creatingRestricted Content

July 30, 2011
It shouldn’t be any surprise that professional athletes are flexing their philanthropic muscles with increasing frequency, leveraging their wealth and fame to start tax-exempt entities of their own.
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EDITORIAL: Sports venues catch a breakRestricted Content

July 23, 2011
It’s been a good month for the city’s old sports venues—some of which, in a relatively short time, went from being the darlings of the city’s amateur sports movement to easy targets for the wrecking ball.
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EDITORIAL: Courts should repel school voucher suitRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
The lawsuit filed this month to block the state’s new school voucher law should be turned back on a lobby that has fought education reform at every turn and rarely offered solutions to underperforming schools other than demanding more money and time.
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EDITORIAL: City should share more details on garage dealRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
The city’s decision to entice a developer to build a parking garage in Broad Ripple is entirely appropriate—we just wish there were more transparency about the deal that will involve more than $6 million of city money.
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EDITORIAL: Lessons to draw from Republic-Frontier dealRestricted Content

July 2, 2011
Despite some post-acquisition stumbles, the moral of the story should not be that Hoosier executives need to proceed with greater caution.
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EDITORIAL: Star newsroom layoffs shortsightedRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
 IBJ Staff
There was no rejoicing when word of The Indianapolis Star’s most recent round of layoffs reached the IBJ newsroom, no celebratory toasts to the continued erosion of our once-mighty daily competitor.
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EDITORIAL: A move to new digs isn't far-fetched for Angie's ListRestricted Content

June 18, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The idea of Angie’s List someday pulling up stakes just east of downtown and moving its 650 employees to Fishers, for example, is discouraging for anyone who recognizes the importance of a healthy city core, but the possibility should come as no surprise.
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EDITORIAL: Aiding ex-offenders helps us allRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Mayor Greg Ballard wisely put a spotlight on the reintegration of ex-offenders into society when he created the city’s Office of Re-entry in 2008. The effort had piles of promise.
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EDITORIAL: TIF-district plan deserves supportRestricted Content

June 4, 2011
The tax districts allow the city to capture new property tax payments within specific boundaries and apply those funds to infrastructure upgrades and other incentives designed to lure private investment.
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EDITORIAL: Nordstrom loss not death knell for downtownRestricted Content

May 28, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The news that Nordstrom Inc. will close its Circle Centre mall store July 31 is proof that the suburbs still rule where retail is concerned, but it shouldn’t signal a repeat of the gradual decline downtown suffered when merchants began leaving the city’s core in the 1950s.
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EDITORIAL: Smart growth likely result of Zionsville battle

May 21, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Zionsville’s family feud over commercial real estate development has stirred passions among people who seem to agree, at least outwardly, on one point: The town’s growth should be managed to preserve its quality of life.
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EDITORIAL: Interstate network isn't enough

May 14, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Our country’s transportation future is too uncertain for Hoosiers to be almost entirely dependent on cars.
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EDITORIAL: Bad bills temper legislative achievements

May 7, 2011
 IBJ Staff
On the face of it, the just-concluded session of the Indiana General Assembly was one to savor for business interests. Yet in other ways, we’re forlorn, even embarrassed, by what emanated from the Statehouse this year.
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EDITORIAL: Education bills rise above legislative noise

April 30, 2011
 IBJ Staff
In a legislative session that saw puzzling attempts to move the state backward on issues such as smoking cessation and public transportation, the success of Gov. Mitch Daniels’ education agenda stands out as a bold step forward.
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EDITORIAL: Township reform must not fail again

April 23, 2011
 IBJ Staff
With property tax caps putting the squeeze on budgets, it’s foolhardy for townships to be sitting on millions that could be funding needed services.
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EDITORIAL: Redistricting disappoints again

April 16, 2011
 IBJ Staff
If anything is clear from the latest round of drawing new lines for legislative and congressional districts, it’s that the system is still broken.
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EDITORIAL: Rolls-Royce abatements worth the cost

April 9, 2011
We think city officials have made a compelling case for stepping up big to secure the future of one of Indianapolis’ largest employers.
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EDITORIAL: Democrats need to share ideas to stay relevant

April 2, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Indiana House Democrats congratulated each other for stopping anti-union legislation as they returned from self-imposed exile in Illinois on March 28, but they had no one but themselves to blame for the hiatus.
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EDITORIAL: Let's abandon immigration bill

March 26, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Lawmakers should take notice when broad swaths of society increasingly register opposition to pending legislation, and the immigration reform bill before the General Assembly is one such example.
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EDITORIAL: Democrats test public patience

March 19, 2011
The stalemate that sent Democrats across state lines more than four weeks ago started as a principled stand against a Republican overreach. But it’s the Democrats who will be remembered for overreaching.
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  1. How much you wanna bet, that 70% of the jobs created there (after construction) are minimum wage? And Harvey is correct, the vast majority of residents in this project will drive to their jobs, and to think otherwise, is like Harvey says, a pipe dream. Someone working at a restaurant or retail store will not be able to afford living there. What ever happened to people who wanted to build buildings, paying for it themselves? Not a fan of these tax deals.

  2. Uh, no GeorgeP. The project is supposed to bring on 1,000 jobs and those people along with the people that will be living in the new residential will be driving to their jobs. The walkable stuff is a pipe dream. Besides, walkable is defined as having all daily necessities within 1/2 mile. That's not the case here. Never will be.

  3. Brad is on to something there. The merger of the Formula E and IndyCar Series would give IndyCar access to International markets and Formula E access the Indianapolis 500, not to mention some other events in the USA. Maybe after 2016 but before the new Dallara is rolled out for 2018. This give IndyCar two more seasons to run the DW12 and Formula E to get charged up, pun intended. Then shock the racing world, pun intended, but making the 101st Indianapolis 500 a stellar, groundbreaking event: The first all-electric Indy 500, and use that platform to promote the future of the sport.

  4. No, HarveyF, the exact opposite. Greater density and closeness to retail and everyday necessities reduces traffic. When one has to drive miles for necessities, all those cars are on the roads for many miles. When reasonable density is built, low rise in this case, in the middle of a thriving retail area, one has to drive far less, actually reducing the number of cars on the road.

  5. The Indy Star announced today the appointment of a new Beverage Reporter! So instead of insightful reports on Indy pro sports and Indiana college teams, you now get to read stories about the 432nd new brewery open or some obscure Hoosier winery winning a county fair blue ribbon. Yep, that's the coverage we Star readers crave. Not.

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