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.
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.
Melina Kennedy had a busy first day as president of the Capital Improvement Board but says she hasn't been approached by Mayor Joe Hogsett or City-County Council members about shaking up the board's finances—yet.
Sen. Mike Young, an Indianapolis Republican, said critics who "fear monger" had mischaracterized his proposal, which would have thrown out the state's religious freedom law and replaced it with more robust protections for worship, speech and bearing arms.
Tim Haak left his job in economic development to take on the new full-time position, even though it might not last. Now on his plate: Creekside Corporate Park, traffic reconfiguration and the planned $10 million town hall.
The survey found that only 45 percent of the 339 meeting decision makers polled agree with the city’s post-RFRA battle cry “Indy Welcomes All.” And a mere 28 percent surveyed agree with the statement “Indiana Welcomes All.”
Records show Gov. Mike Pence's campaign received the contribution two days before the Dec. 31 deadline. That helped the campaign raise some $3.5 million during the last half of 2015, while Gregg's campaign collected nearly $2 million.