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.
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.
Indiana's delegates to the Republican National Convention will be celebrating Mike Pence's selection as Donald Trump's running mate while also pondering who'll take his place as the GOP candidate for governor.
Gov. Mike Pence is set to attend a campaign fundraising event with the New York billionaire in Indianapolis on Tuesday—just six days before the Republican national convention in Cleveland. The Trump campaign also has scheduled a rally for Tuesday evening in Westfield.
Indiana Republicans are already speculating about who would replace Mike Pence in the governor's race, even though Pence's selection is far from certain and the presumed GOP presidential nominee is vetting several candidates.