Republican mayoral candidate state Sen. Jim Merritt on Thursday criticized Mayor Joe Hogsett’s plan to spend about $580,000 on programs to combat food insecurity in Indianapolis and said it “will likely make the problem worse.”
Indianapolis mayoral candidates compete over food-insecurity plans
Jim Merritt on Thursday proposed his own initiatives to tackle the issue of food insecurity in Indianapolis, and he criticized those recently made by Mayor Joe Hogsett as “Band-Aid” solutions.Read More
Host Mason King talks with Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes about the system’s construction spurt and how it will actually help the library better balance its budget. And Nytes also describes how the new buildings and renovations better support the needs of neighborhoods and the people who live there.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett outlined plans to tackle food insecurity in his state of the city address, stating that he would soon submit to the Indianapolis City-County Council a “significant investment for programming.”
Indiana’s short-listed proposal—submitted by Purdue University and state officials—was one of 136 received by the USDA last year from 35 states. Relocating the two research divisions to Indiana could bring 570 federal jobs.
Fishers intends to start construction on the first section of the trail, from 106th Street to 126th Street, later this year.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded nearly $5.6 million to Indianapolis Continuum of Care organizations—a group of social service agencies and not-for-profits that work together to tackle homelessness,
In the two years since the initiative started, the city of Indianapolis has spent $24.3 million—largely in federal funds—to demolish, build or rehab more than 2,500 homes.
The proposal would decrease the hours in which free parking meters are available across the city, extend fee hours on certain days, and impose Sunday parking meter fees.
More than 50 city services—from requesting extra police patrols to filing property tax appeals to requesting a streetlight in your neighborhood—are now offered digitally at my.indy.gov.
For at least a year, county officials have debated how best to pay for the county’s 911 communications operation going forward.
Proposals to expand the new tax law by adding incentives for savings and startup businesses have passed the House as Republicans push legislation forward ahead of the approaching midterm elections.
Mayor Joe Hogsett, in introducing the 2019 city budget Monday night to the Indianapolis City-County Council, presented a plan to issue $120 million worth of debt over the next four years.
Investigators say Jacqueline Fitzgerald and Monica Durrett claimed inappropriate benefit payouts and carried insurance on ineligible dependents. Fitzgerald also allegedly received unauthorized bonuses and incentive pay.
The order focuses on finding ways to strengthen existing work requirements and exploring new requirements for benefits such as food stamps, cash and housing assistance programs.
The proposal, which will be voted on by the full council March 12, calls for using emergency funds to fix many of the city’s pothole-littered roads.
A proposal, which will be voted on in committee Thursday with the intention of sending it to the full council on March 12, calls for spending $13 million remaining in the city’s rainy day.
INBiz is designed to save companies time and legwork when they have business with the state—and soon services through the city of Greenwood will be available as well.
A proposal to reverse the ban that has precluded Marion County and surrounding suburbs from building or acquiring a light-rail mass-transit project passed an Indiana House committee Wednesday.
House Bill 1341 allows people to operate automated vehicles on public highways but only under certain conditions. Critics, including auto manufacturers, said the bill would stifle innovation.
Former Indiana Department of Child Services Director Mary Beth Bonaventura plans to join the Indiana Attorney General’s Office as special counsel Monday, a move that comes about a month after she resigned from her DCS post.