The choice made history by elevating the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters could play in the election.
Hogsett’s $1.3 billion budget ‘threading a needle’ to stay balanced
The proposed budget takes in $113,884 more than it spends, leading Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration to characterize it as the fourth consecutive balanced budget since he took office in 2016.Read More
Pandemic thrusts downtown’s homelessness problem to fore
For weeks, camps of people experiencing homelessness and those suffering from substance use disorders have settled in on Monument Circle and near City Market.Read More
Kite Realty Group bets big on hotel, even as other projects wither
A third of planned downtown hotel rooms announced before the pandemic are now on hold.Read More
Public health veteran Dr. Virginia Caine both upbeat and frustrated
IBJ talked with Caine about her pandemic frustrations, how testing and contact-tracing are going and whether the Indianapolis 500 should run with fans in the stands.Read More
As Indiana’s moratorium on evictions is set to end on Friday, legal aid providers are estimating the national price tag for helping tenants facing the prospect of losing their places to live will top $2.5 billion.
Over the past two months, congressional approval ratings have crashed downward, after a sudden previous bump in approval. Fewer than 1 in 5 voters say they like what lawmakers are doing on Capitol Hill, according to the Gallup Poll.
The mayor, who is in the first year of his second term, acknowledged the challenges—and even some naivete when it came to the riots. But Hogsett, a Democrat, said he’s confident in the ability of residents, the business community and leaders to address them.
Attorney General Curtis Hill said in an advisory opinion Wednesday night that Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb should call a special session if he wants to make masks a requirement.
Of the 20 banks issuing the most PPP loans to Indiana borrowers, 11 were headquartered in the state—many of which went to extraordinary lengths to extend as many loans as they could.
Roughly $162 million has been committed so far to minority-owned businesses helping to build the city’s $575 million criminal justice center complex in the Twin Aire neighborhood.
Lower than expected revenues created a budget deficit of nearly $900 million, but the state still managed to end the year in the black by cutting costs in some areas, tapping into reserves and receiving additional federal dollars for Medicaid.
The proposal doesn’t include specifics on how the ambitious plan would be paid for. Senior campaign officials said it would require a mix of tax increases on corporations and the wealthy, and deficit spending aimed at stimulating the economy.
The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday passed a resolution to paint a message on Indiana Avenue condemning racism and inequality. It also proposed the creation of the Indianapolis Commission on African American Males.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday said businesses must comply beginning Monday or risk losing their licenses. She pointed to “stalled” progress in suppressing the virus.
Some are asking whether coronavirus aid funds are flowing to the neediest hospitals, or to those that already have deep financial resources, as the money is doled out to thousands of institutions nationwide.
The program is open to Hoosiers in every county except Marion, where a separate rental assistance program also opens Monday.
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Indianapolis on behalf of Common Cause Indiana argues that the state law wrongly thwarts voters and political parties from protecting the right to vote.
In Indiana, more than 90% of federal loans topping $150,000 went to companies, according to the Treasury Department data. About 6% of the loans went to not-for-profit organizations.
Officials are estimating the corridor improvements will run $47 million over the project’s original $124 million budget.
Businesses and the organizations that represent them fear a wave of coronavirus-related lawsuits as employees return to work and customers return to stores, restaurants and other public places.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday morning that Joe Hoage, who has been general counsel for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles since 2017, will become commissioner of the agency on July 13.
New state laws affecting phone use in cars, tobacco fines, teen marriage and gasoline taxes begin this week.