Indianapolis Business Journal

JANUARY 4-10, 2016

Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard traveled out of state using public money nearly every month this year, logging 79 days on the road. Lindsey Erdody details his trips and both the hard and soft costs of being out of pocket so much of the year. Also in this week’s issue, Scott Olson examines the repercussions of a shortage in affordable housing in Marion County. And in A&E Etc., Lou Harry takes the measure of new fried chicken haven Eagle Food & Beer Hall.

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Trust fund manager that serves disabled entangled in lawsuits

The latest court action involving Special Needs Integrity Inc. is a class-action lawsuit filed against the little-known Indianapolis not-for-profit in November that claims it eroded clients’ account balances with undisclosed management fees and unjustified legal fees paid to the Indianapolis law firm Lewis & Kappes PC.

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Deal puts IU doctor’s research on path to market

A professor in the Indiana School of Medicine is hopeful that an antibiotic cocktail he invented will one day improve the lives of millions of people, thanks in part to the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., formed in 1997 to make work done by IU faculty and researchers available for commercial development.

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WEIDENBENER: Lawmaker’s bill aims to eradicate food deserts

Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, has modeled his legislation after a program in Pennsylvania that, over a decade, funded 93 projects that are providing more than 400,000 people with access to healthier food. However, Pennsylvania committed $30 million to the project and private investors offered another $145 million. The Indiana proposal would only earmark $1 million to the effort.

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