The $91.7 million that Indiana sportsbooks accepted last month is almost triple the amount wagered in September when sports betting became legal.
The 62-year-old former federal prosecutor had a huge lead over Republican state Sen. Jim Merritt and Libertarian Doug McNaughton in the election on Tuesday.
The area that includes the Fletcher Place neighborhood and the southeast corner of downtown is one of the hottest parts of Indianapolis, yet it’s included in a federal program designed to spur investments in poor neighborhoods.
So far for the 2019 election, 6,158 voters have cast ballots in person, which is higher than how many people voted early in person at the same point in 2015 and 2011.
The Democratic mayor nearly raised six figures in a seven-day period that ended Wednesday. Hogsett’s opponent, Republican state Sen. Jim Merritt, logged nearly $20,000 in the same time frame.
State lawmakers passed legislation during the 2019 session that allowed the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, which is under Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and funded by the state budget, to become a quasi-governmental corporation as of July 1, 2020.
Republican state Sen. Jim Merritt, Democratic incumbent Joe Hogsett and Libertarian Douglas McNaughton specifically addressed the eminent domain issue at Monday night’s Indianapolis mayoral debate.
According to the poll, conducted by Mason Strategies for Indy Politics, 57% of voters say they would vote for Democratic incumbent Joe Hogsett while only 23% say they would vote for Republican state Sen. Jim Merritt.
The two major political party candidates for mayor of Indianapolis took the stage Monday night in a what black leaders called a historic discussion on issues facing their community.
Mayor Joe Hogsett apologized “to anyone who I have offended” about his initial responses when asked about having a black agenda and said he—along with anyone running for mayor of Indianapolis—does need support from the black community.
Even though her background is in Democratic politics, Shaheed-Young says the organization will be nonpartisan.
Central Indiana elected officials want to create a formal organization that could combine regional resources to pursue transformational projects.
Republican mayoral candidate Jim Merritt’s campaign made several moves Tuesday that could help it win support from the black voting community.
Republican Susie Cordi, who was elected to the council in 2015 and is not seeking re-election this year, is featured in a radio ad released Monday by the campaign for Democratic incumbent Mayor Joe Hogsett
Some state lawmakers want to require paper tickets, but event organizers say they can easily be manipulated and duplicated. Digital ticketing reduces fraud, they say.
Josh Owens, one of three Democrats hoping to challenge Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb next year, said he would cap the state’s rainy day fund and put the excess funds into an endowment to support public education. He also wants to phase out school vouchers.
Republican mayoral candidate Jim Merritt announced Thursday that he would ask Bill Benjamin, a former Democratic candidate for Marion County Sheriff and former IMPD deputy chief, to serve as the head of the IMPD because “the issues are bigger than party.”
In a statement, Beth Henderson said she’s running because she cares about the district and wants to be a voice for its residents in Washington, D.C.
Between the EPA loan and funding from the Indiana State Revolving Fund, more than $900 million will be invested in 28 projects. Indianapolis is the biggest beneficiary.