City of Indianapolis officials voted overwhelmingly this week to authorize the creation of a flood control improvement district in the area between the White River and the Central Canal, which would help fund the construction of a new levee along the White River.
A two-day tribute to longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar began Tuesday with a military honor guard leading his flag-draped casket into the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda.
The Rules and Public Policy Committee on Tuesday decided to table two items related to a long-term deal with the Indiana Pacers.
Plans call for the company to spend $11.8 million on the real estate improvements and another $5.7 million on new IT equipment and freezers.
The project, known as Block 20, consists of developments on two sites near Mass Ave and is estimated to cost $40 million.
The new rules cap the number of licenses for dockless shared-use mobility companies in Indianapolis and mandate that those companies deploy a certain number of scooters to different areas of the city.
Genesys, which acquired Interactive Intelligence in 2016 and made extensive job cuts following the purchase, is working on the city to update its tax-incentive agreement after failing to comply with previous requirements.
With 30% of the vote in, Democrat Joe Hogsett, who has served as mayor since 2016, had 83% of the vote compared to opponent Denise Hatch, a retired Center Township resident, who had 17 percent. State Sen. Jim Merritt had 82% in the GOP primary.
Incumbent Joe Hogsett and Republican Jim Merritt are expected to easily win their primaries in the Indianapolis mayor’s race. In Hamilton County, the races could be more interesting.
Crossroads Education, a startup founded in 2016 that develops learning environments for K-12 schools and colleges, needs the city to rezone the property in Haughville and get approval for the height of the building.
In Hamilton County, the increase is likely tied in part to some interesting GOP primary battles. In Marion County, voters could choose to vote early at any of three different polling sites for the first time in a decade. Polls are open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The county has switched to the “vote center” system, giving residents a choice of 277 polling places. Voters also will see the rollout of new technology, including electronic poll books and touch-screen ballots.
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.