Indianapolis Business Journal

OCT. 1-6, 2021

The clock is ticking for Boone County officials to decide whether they’ll raise local income taxes to pay for a $45 million to $50 million jail expansion and justice center to alleviate overcrowding. In the meantime, Kurt Christian reports, some inmates are sleeping on temporary cots and some county employees are working out of storage closets. Also in this week’s issue, Leslie Bonilla Muniz details the nine greenway, trail and road projects that Indianapolis is planning to help connect the existing system and make it easier for bikers and pedestrians to get where they need to go. And Emily Ketterer reports that at least 490 Afghan refugees are expected to permanently resettle in Indiana in the coming weeks or months, and not-for-profit resettlement agencies are preparing to assist them.

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Mickey Kim: Don’t be spooked by fears of another ‘taper tantrum’

As the calendar flips to October, investors will face various scary “ghosts and goblins,” including the collapse of one of China’s largest real estate developers (China Evergrande Group), the recurring brinksmanship over raising the debt ceiling to forestall a government default/shutdown, and the Federal Reserve’s removing pandemic-related emergency measures.

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Letter: Chamber urges action on COVID-19

While a federal vaccine mandate for certain employers is looming, we believe that decision should be left up to individual employers. They are in the best position to address any work environment challenges.

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