Fewer than 15 of nearly 170 homes targeted for demolition have actually been razed since Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard kicked off the program in September 2014 and accepted nearly $6.5 million in federal funds.
The Indianapolis-based health insurer said its participation in the government's health insurance exchanges—a sore subject for the Obama administration that is trying to stop the acquisition—may be at stake.
Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb appears to be the favorite to snare the Republican nomination for governor. He ruffled feathers over the weekend by suggesting he had an inside track to Gov. Mike Pence's financial support.
Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard on Monday said he'd rather stay in his current job than run for the 5th Congressional District. The Republican ballot opened up earlier this month, and Brainard told IBJ he was considering it.
John Brademas was a Democrat and served 11 terms in Congress. He rose to majority whip, the No. 3 position in the U.S. House, before losing his seat in the 1980 Republican landslide when Ronald Reagan was elected to his first term as president.