Attracting higher-wage residents is key to future growth as city revenues have stagnated and local governments have become increasingly reliant on income taxes. Republican Chuck Brewer and Democrat Joe Hogsett are proposing ways to bolster Indy neighborhoods.
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.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, now Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate, said Friday that he believes Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb is "one of the best prepared individuals in recent memory" to replace him in the Statehouse.
The Democratic state committee is set to vote during a private meeting Friday evening on selecting Evan Bayh to replace former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill as the nominee for the seat now held by Republican Sen. Dan Coats, who is retiring.
Experts polled by Bloomberg agreed that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence performed well in his speech Tuesday at the Republican National Convention after Sen. Ted Cruz stunned the crowd by refusing to endorse the GOP ticket.
Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was chosen by Donald Trump to unify conservatives behind the Republican ticket only to see his well-received speech overshadowed by Ted Cruz getting booed off the convention stage for his refusal to endorse the nominee.