The owners of more than 20 polluted industrial sites in Indianapolis are hiding behind the legal protections of a state-run voluntary program to delay cleanup, Mayor Greg Ballard alleges in a letter to state regulators.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday during a news conference at the Indiana State Library that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.
A message on the home page of www.visitindy.com says that all are welcome to visit the city, and a separate page highlights some of the businesses that support the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community.
Amid growing criticism, Republican legislative leaders said they are working on adding language to the religious freedom law to make it clear that the measure does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Indiana's Republican legislative leaders said Monday they're working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Democrats countered that a full repeal is the only way to stem the widespread criticism.
Centaur Gaming plans to release an annual report this week that plays up its charitable contributions and tax payments as state senators debate whether to allow the company to add live dealers at its central Indiana racetrack casinos.
The governor said he's been in discussions with legislative leaders this weekend. He expects that a clarification bill will be introduced this coming week to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act he signed Thursday.
Angie's List CEO Bill Oesterle, a Republican who gave at least $150,000 to help elect Gov. Mike Pence, on Saturday explained why Pence and Republican state lawmakers left him no choice but to call off his company's $40 million Indianapolis headquarters expansion.