When lawmakers open their new session Wednesday, they won't have some of the advantages they had during the last budget-writing debate in 2009. This time around, there will be no $1 billion in federal stimulus money to keep the budget afloat.
Legislature will consider redistricting along with controversial education issues.
Rep. Ed DeLaney, D-Indianapolis, wants to give lawmakers a voice in key state appointments made by the governor following an ethics scandal that led to the firing of the chairman of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
The goals of Gov. Mitch Daniels and his fellow Republicans could chisel away further at the clout that has dwindled among the state’s labor unions.
Duke Energy Corp. placed Mike Reed, CEO of its Indiana operations, on administrative leave Tuesday afternoon amid a state investigation that involves the company and resulted in the dismissal of the chairman of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
Daniels administration alleges Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission chairman David Lott Hardy knew an administrative law judge was talking with Duke Energy Corp. about a job even as he presided over a Duke case.
Gov. Mitch Daniels has appointed Boone Circuit Court Judge Steven David to the Indiana Supreme Court.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Wednesday he has hosted about a dozen dinners with top Republican fundraisers and business and policy leaders, but never pitched himself as a potential presidential candidate.
Daniels has publicly railed against the newly approved $26 billion stimulus package, but his office said Friday that applications
had been submitted for about $200 million toward Medicaid and about $200 million for education.
The former executive director of IEDC’s predecessor agency argues that regular headcount disclosure is a key part of the economic
process once incentive deals have been struck with companies.
Some have suggested moving it west, through less-populated Morgan County, to tie into Interstate 70 near Indianapolis International