Indianapolis Business Journal

MAY 4-10, 2015

The $1 billion plan to revamp and recast Methodist Hospital also will have a seismic effect on the surrounding area in downtown's Near North neighborhood. Scott Olson gets a handle on the scope of the projects and what to expect from the next steps. Also in this week’s issue, IBJ details the Midwestern expansion plans of the homegrown Yats chain. And in Focus, we look at how office space is changing to fit the tastes of millenials.

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EDITORIAL: Let citizens opine on TIF spending

The city of Indianapolis needs to craft a thoughtful strategy for how to spend millions of dollars in anticipated surplus downtown TIF funds over the next three years, and that strategy should include input from stakeholders outside the mayor’s circle.

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KENNEDY: Monied megaphones drown debate

In the wake of a precipitous decline in his approval ratings, and the subsequent resignation of his communications director, Gov. Pence has reportedly asked the person who served that function on his congressional staff to leave his position with Koch Industries and come to Indiana to help him recover.

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Change the tax codes

In the [April 13] editorial “Time to tax services,” IBJ would reduce the state’s sales tax from 7 percent on tangibles—products imported from communist China, Vietnam and North Korea as well as Mexico and India.

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