Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard traveled out of state using public money nearly every month this year. His trips aren't lavish, but he was gone on city business a total of 79 days, raising questions about both the hard and soft costs.
Marion County is suffering from a severe shortage of affordable housing and the inventory is not expected to increase anytime soon. The most popular financing option to help build affordable housing projects is so limited that only a small fraction of the developments get built.
The bill's author, Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, says it's important to stop knee-jerk government regulation that would restrict anyone's ability to "use our private property for what we want to use it for."
CIB attorneys had sought to block the IRS from deposing former presidents Pat Early, Bob Grand and Ann Lathrop in a legal dispute stemming from a 2009 deal that transferred full ownership of the Indiana Pacers to Herb Simon.