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.
U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, who is backed by the tea party, piled on after Democrats raised questions about Todd Young's candidacy and argued he was shy of meeting the requirement for ballot petition signatures.
An Indiana Senate committee is considering an overhaul of a bill that would give Indiana police departments broad authority to withhold body camera video amid opposition from open-government advocates.
New Mayor Joe Hogsett plans to take 90 days to "reassess" the $45 million deal inked by the Ballard administration, which would route the city's trash into a new facility where recyclables would be plucked out.
The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states, including Indiana, and industry opponents that call the regulations "an unprecedented power grab."
Republicans don’t need Democrats’ help to confirm Eric Holcomb as lieutenant governor. They hold a huge majority in the Legislature—and it appears they support the governor's choice to replace Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann.
Gov. Mike Pence has scheduled a 1 p.m. news conference Tuesday at which he is expected to announce that former state GOP chairman Eric Holcomb will be his running mate for the November election—and perhaps take over as lieutenant governor even earlier.