I have always found rural voters smart. They are practical and discerning. In 2004, Mitch appealed to that practicality when he asked, “Why don’t we start with the problems we all agree on?” They responded overwhelmingly.
David Ricks called on government for help fix Indiana’s business climate. I think we will have to do more—a lot more. State government simply lacks the technological sophistication, budgetary discipline and political consensus to do enough.
Unlike many other states, Indiana has its fiscal house in order so this federal money is a rare opportunity for thoughtful new investment.
Without these actions, we would remain beholden to hypothetical dire predictions and “experts” who are also amateurs.
According to the 2019 Indiana Civic Health Index, Indiana is stuck in the bottom 10 of states for voter turnout. That’s embarrassing.
One hundred percent of the elected lieutenant governors in that period are women. … Not one of those women became governor.
I am not predicting a blue-wave here, but some of Indiana’s most important races could become dramatically more competitive.
In a world where every open job has, on average, fewer than one applicant, employers will be forced to abandon standardized skill requirements. They are going to have to move from a skills-first model to a talent-first model.
Streets are about moving people, not just cars. They are about living and commerce.
I grew up in a university town. There is a kind of energy that radiates from them.
I think our biggest boldest ideas should originate in our cities and towns.
Building a space elevator is an enormous project, and Purdue is the place do it.
About $4 million will be spent, and the street will be far worse off.
The real growth areas of the state are the suburbs. Until 2016, this was a trend that overwhelmingly benefited Republicans. That may have changed.
Matt did what great journalists do; he got the truth out.