Government & Economic Development

City plans bid on 2018 Super Bowl

July 18, 2012
Scott Olson
Officials are emboldened by the financial results of the city's first time hosting the NFL championship game in February, which produced a direct economic impact of $176 million, according to a study commissioned by the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.
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Hotel worker 'blacklisting' ban approved by council

July 17, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Indianapolis hotels could no longer ban contract workers from direct employment under an ordinance passed Monday night by the City-County Council.
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Bar owners challenging smoking ban seek injunction

July 17, 2012
The 10 Indianapolis business owners want a federal judge to prevent the city of Indianapolis from enforcing new public smoking restrictions until a ruling is made on their lawsuit. Their original complaint claims the ordinance violates parts of the U.S. Constitution.
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Gregg, Pence ratchet up fundraising in race

July 16, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Republican Mike Pence and Democrat John Gregg are heading into the key stretch of the Indiana governor's race with strong bankrolls.
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'Michigan left' promises learning curve, less congestion

July 14, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Drivers wanting to turn left at an intersection under reconstruction in Fishers will first have to turn right.
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Developers prefer low-rise apartments in downtown IndianapolisRestricted Content

July 14, 2012
Scott Olson
Building codes add more expense to high-rise projects.
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Hoosier economic engine poised to downshiftRestricted Content

July 14, 2012
J.K. Wall
Hoosier employers added jobs faster than those in all U.S. states except two through the end of May, according to federal estimates.
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Indiana closes year with $2.1B in cash reserves

July 12, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana's state government is sitting on cash reserves of $2.15 billion following a year of continued budget cuts and improved tax collections.
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CIB mulling sale of historic downtown building

July 10, 2012
Scott Olson
The Capital Improvement Board has owned the Ober building, at 107 S. Pennsylvania St. near Bankers Life Fieldhouse, since 1999. Members on Monday voted to begin soliciting bids.
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Dems attack Mourdock on Chrysler bankruptcy fight

July 9, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana Democrats attacked Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock on Monday for opposing the 2009 Chrysler bankruptcy, a position they see as his biggest weakness.
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IDI taps not-for-profit veteran to succeed Zahn

July 9, 2012
Scott Olson
Sherry Seiwert, executive director of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, replaces longtime leader Tamara Zahn, who announced in February that she would leave once a successor was found.
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Council mulls axing applications' prior-conviction box

July 7, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
City-County Councilor Vop Osili thinks the city could level the job-seeking playing field for ex-offenders by eliminating the question of past convictions on job applications.
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Gubernatorial candidates agree to 3 debates across state

July 6, 2012
Associated Press
Republican Mike Pence, Democrat John Gregg and Libertarian Rupert Boneham are vying to succeed Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, who is term-limited from seeking re-election in November.
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Daniels touts tax credit from $2B Indiana surplus

July 3, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is touting state cash reserves he says will send an additional $100 to each Indiana taxpayer through automatic tax credits next year.
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Bus seat maker to start production in Indiana

July 3, 2012
Associated Press
A German company that makes passenger seats for buses and trains plans to start its first U.S. manufacturing facility in northern Indiana, creating up to 62 jobs.
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Indiana GOP loses big gun Daniels ahead of elections

July 1, 2012
Associated Press
One of the biggest surprises of the announcement that Gov. Mitch Daniels would take over as Purdue University president in January was his pledge to stop campaigning and commenting on politics until then.
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Indiana court ruling could affect mentally ill kids

July 1, 2012
Associated Press
A recent Indiana Court of Appeals opinion could affect how the state Department of Child Services obtains treatment for some children with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities.
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High court ruling could leave 290K Hoosiers uncovered

July 1, 2012
J.K. Wall
A decision by Indiana to leave its Medicaid program unchanged could leave as many as 290,000 Hoosier adults, who would have been newly eligible for Medicaid coverage, with no good options.
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State scrubs contractor-financing plan for U.S. 31Restricted Content

June 30, 2012
Chris O'Malley
INDOT still plans to complete project three years sooner with traditional financing.
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Indiana leads region in income growthRestricted Content

June 30, 2012
The first-quarter report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics put Indiana on par with national growth and ahead of surrounding states.
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Indiana sends Congress tab for illegal immigration

June 29, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana's budget director calculates illegal immigrants have cost Indiana $130.9 million.
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Daniels says legislators to decide Medicaid change

June 29, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he wants to make sure he understands the Supreme Court ruling upholding the health care law before deciding how the state will respond.
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High court health care decision good for some, not others

June 29, 2012
Associated Press
The Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold President Barack Obama's historic overhaul is expected to boost many players in the health care industry, but not every corner of the sector will benefit.
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Fed grant to help female Indiana ex-cons

June 29, 2012
Associated Press
An Indianapolis not-for-profit is receiving a $1.5 million federal grant to provide job training and support services to girls or women who formerly were incarcerated.
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High court ruling opens Medicaid escape hatch for states

June 28, 2012
J.K. Wall
While upholding President Obama’s health care law, the U.S. Supreme Court may have created a way out for states that do not want to expand their Medicaid programs. Whether Indiana decides to opt out remains to be seen.
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