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.
The City-County Council committee vote came after Mayor Joe Hogsett’s top adviser urged members to say yes—the first time the mayor’s office had expressed an opinion publicly about whether the tax increase should pass.
Jim Atterholt, a former lawmaker, most recently served as chief of staff to former Gov. Mike Pence. He is returning to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, where he previously served as chairman.
President Trump is fulfilling a promise he made shortly after his election to reduce federal regulations. In practice, the policy potentially requires months of study and public input for each regulation eliminated.
With the shutdown of Rexnord Corp.'s local bearings plant just months away, union officials are planning a rally next week to highlight the workers' plight. Meanwhile, employees have received approval for federal job relocation aid.