Indianapolis Business Journal

DECEMBER 12-18, 2016

Hoosier power brokers are anxious to develop the state’s technology sector and trumpet its successes so far. The next folks they need to get on board are their state legislators. Jared Council reports on nascent efforts to bring lawmakers up to speed. Also in this week’s issue, Susan Orr examines the possible repercussions of the state’s incentives deal to retain Carrier Corp. workers. And in A&E Etc., Lou Harry lauds Josh Kaufman’s turn in “Yuletide Celebration.”

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ISTA reboots after rough election

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz’s re-election loss in November was a big setback for the Indiana State Teachers Association, leading some observers to wonder how much clout the organization still holds.

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Lawmakers propose collecting DNA for felony arrests

State Sen. Erin Houchin, R-Salem, announced Dec. 6 that she plans to introduce a bill next year that would require people arrested for felonies to submit a DNA sample along with fingerprints. The measure has support from the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police and the Indiana Sheriffs Association. Boone […]

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TIF strategy shows savvy

Under Joe Hogsett’s new approach for neighborhood projects, the developer backs the bonds and is on the hook if revenue isn’t enough to cover bond payments. We think the mayor is on the right track.

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AMSTUTZ: Embracing history to shape the Next Indiana

In 1825, nine years into statehood, Indiana underwent a governmental change for the sake of shifting demographics. With the state’s bicentennial just a few days away, we face similar shifts in demographics and other economic and cultural realities, so we might want to consider lessons learned from that change.

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