Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, named a prominent Democrat to lead Indiana's business-recruitment agency on Wednesday, adding a degree of bipartisanship to his administration ahead of what is expected to be a tough re-election campaign.
The hotly disputed annexation can go ahead, unless residents want to take the case to the Indiana Supreme Court. The acreage is a small portion of the township land that Zionsville is in the process of taking over.
During a visit to the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Robert McDonald said Thursday he thinks Congress will act to avoid shutting down some VA hospitals and other cost-cutting steps.