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.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and a major religious organization have joined a growing list of civic and business leaders expressing opposition to the controversial “religious freedom restoration” bill, which will become law unless vetoed by Gov. Mike Pence.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard spent almost as much in campaign funds as he raised last year while he contemplated whether to seek a third term. More than half of his spending went to political consultants.
The two-term mayor, who came to office as a dark horse, went against internal pressure and opted not to seek a third term, setting off speculation about which Republican would step forward to challenge former U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett.