Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will lie in state in the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda for 24 hours beginning at noon May 14.
Incumbent Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett and GOP challenger Jim Merritt are expected to win their parties’ nominations easily. Meanwhile in Fishers and Carmel, incumbents are fending off primary challenges.
Commentary: Most of the tributes that have flowed since his death have focused on his huge, history-shaping achievements. But let’s remember that Dick Lugar walked our streets long before he strode the world’s stage.
Podcast host Mason King talks with IBJ reporters Lindsey Erdody and Mickey Shuey about the legislation the General Assembly passed to help fund a 25-year, $800 million deal with the Indiana Pacers.
Dozens of tributes to Richard Lugar rolled in on Sunday as news spread of the death of the former Indianapolis mayor and U.S. senator from Indiana.
The Indianapolis native served two terms as mayor, orchestrating the unification of the city and the outlying parts of Marion County. He went on to serve 36 years in the U.S. Senate.
Carmel City Council President Jeff Worrell told IBJ that Ann Bingman, former director of internal controls, will return to her role in the clerk-treasurer’s office, but won’t report directly to Christine Pauley, who fired Bingman April 17.
Lyft, the San-Francisco-based ride-sharing company, has plans to deploy as many as 1,200 scooters in Indianapolis after receiving final approval from the city Thursday.
Carmel Clerk-Treasurer Christine Pauley escalated her harassment complaints about Mayor Jim Brainard on Thursday, but several people came forward Friday to say Pauley wasn’t being upfront about their relationship.
Clerk-Treasurer Christine Pauley and recently fired Director of Internal Controls Ann Bingman on Tuesday night gave councilors conflicting information about the status of the city’s annual audit.
State lawmakers are done making changes to legislation that would provide millions in additional revenue to the Capital Improvement Board, help keep the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis for the next 25 years and potentially support a permanent soccer stadium for the Indy Eleven.
State Sen. Jim Merritt will be able to campaign for mayor full time after the legislative session ends this month, representatives say. In the meantime, Merritt is “very pleased” with his fundraising.
The developer of two mixed-use projects south of Massachusetts Avenue downtown has been accused of harassing opponents. They’re asking city officials to deny his request for $7 million in financing due to his actions and temperament.
Legislation that will help fund a renovation of Bankers Life Fieldhouse will do much more: It will bail out the Capital Improvement Board, which is headed for insolvency without the additional revenue.
A Carmel mayoral debate Tuesday night mostly focused on the city’s debt load and the administration’s spending, with Mayor Jim Brainard at one point handing his opponent a $10 bill in an attempt to prove a point.
Here’s a breakdown of the 158-page agreement that the CIB was considering Friday morning.
Mayor Hogsett and Council President Vop Osili have decided to pool resources and launch what Democrats say is the first true citywide coordinated campaign in Marion County to re-elect the mayor and expand the party’s majority on the 25-member council.
The agreement between city officials and the NBA team provides nearly $800 million in tax revenue to the Pacers over the life of the 25-year deal.
The often-bipartisan Indianapolis City-County Council cast a rare politically divided vote Monday night on a proposal that would, among other things, spend nearly $850,000 to buy new vehicles for city employees.
The Hamilton County Election Board will invite both campaigns, plus the major political parties, to share their stories and any evidence that might prove bribery allegations. But the meeting won’t take place until after the primary election.