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We believe in local control. We expect Republicans to believe in local control, too. And so it’s baffling to us that some of the General Assembly’s most conservative lawmakers are leading the efforts to interfere in the way Indianapolis officials govern their city.
At a time when the country—and many of our leaders—appear to be incredibly divided, we appreciate the effort by Sen. Todd Young and his GOP colleagues to craft a COVID-19 relief proposal they could take to the president.
Announcements are easy. Implementation is harder. And implementation that leads to impactful change is harder still.
We’d like to see the governor be more specific about his proposal. He didn’t say, for example, how much money he wants to put behind it.
This is a meaningful piece of legislation that has the support of the Indiana State Police, Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police, Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and Indiana Sheriff’s Association, as well as the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, the NAACP and the Indiana Black Expo, plus the Indy Chamber and the Indiana Public Defender Council.
It’s disappointing that a Republican-controlled Legislature passed a bill that would preempt local control of something as community based as landlord/tenant regulations. But lawmakers did it and we don’t think they should override the governor’s veto of the bill.
We see qualified immunity—with an emphasis on qualified—as an important part of the nation’s economic recovery.
The Engage Indiana discussion proved to be a powerful primer on how to actually fix some of our community’s most vexing problems.
We have a special concern about students from low-income households, where internet connectivity could be spotty or nonexistent and where parents are more likely to be in jobs that are impossible to do from home.
Inspired by the protests against racial inequality this summer, the Bloomington-based Cook Medical team began looking for a way to diversify and realized the company could help itself while helping others. And Cook officials want to share their playbook with others.
While efforts to create a COVID-19 vaccine have garnered the most headlines, Eli Lilly and Co. turned its attention to another critical need—helping those who contract the disease get better.
If the city is going to host the tournament, it must do so with a clear-eyed awareness that much work needs to be done—especially downtown, where many restaurants have gone out of business and many buildings are boarded up.
By all accounts, it was an investigation done with integrity, with empathy and with impartiality. And the officials involved appeared to share as much about the evidence as they could within the limits of the law.
The state reports county-level case numbers and identifies schools and long-term-care facilities that have had outbreaks, but it does not share cases by ZIP code nor identify categories of businesses where the virus is being transmitted. Doing so would help Hoosiers make better decisions.
Learn what you can before you cast your ballot—and don’t stop with the federal races. The future of our communities and our state depends on it.
We urge more companies to make similar commitments, whether they do so publicly by participating in the equity pledge or privately with accountability from within their own organizations.
Granted, Holcomb and his campaign have nothing to gain politically by introducing creative policy proposals in the midst of a safe race. But how about January? He’ll have four years and little to lose by making bold proposals that can help those who are struggling, shore up our weaknesses and make Indiana more economically competitive than ever.