Sens. Joe Manchin D-W.Va., and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., are linchpins for the final package—two centrist lawmakers who have balked at the price tag and are now under pressure to show Biden what amount they could live with.
Indiana communities wait uneasily as lawmakers eye food and drink tax change
Thirty-three Indiana communities have a food and beverage tax: a 1% sales duty levied on businesses that sell or help sell food and drink. In some localities, both the municipality and county have one, stacking up to 2%.Read More
Developers present Asherwood plans, say they’ll petition court for covenant relief
A 62-year land covenant tied to the Asherwood estate and surrounding properties in Carmel is creating difficulties for developers of a proposed 40-home luxury neighborhood because it calls for front-yard setbacks of at least 75 feet.Read More
Hogsett called the condition of local roads “deplorable” and vowed to “return our streets to safe, passable condition.” Since Jan. 1., the city has received more than 12,000 repair requests for potholes.
The Indiana House Ways and Means Committee is expected to vote Monday on a mass-transit bill and is considering an amendment that would require 10 percent of revenue to come from non-traditional sources.
Arthur Laffer is reviled by the big-government crowd for blaming high tax rates for slow economic growth. He’ll discuss his cautionary tale for states while in Indianapolis next week.
During a committee meeting Tuesday, Sen. Brent Waltz and Rep. Ed DeLaney crossed swords on a proposal that included widening roads and reforming the IndyGo bus service.
Indy Connect will hold its first public forum Tuesday evening to begin the process of gathering public input on a regional
transportation plan that proposes raising taxes to build a light-rail line, improve bus service and expand roadways.
After 30 years of government
studies of a regional transportation system, a private-sector group on Wednesday is set to unveil its own
plan that includes commuter rail and toll lanes added to congested interstate highways.
Raising Indianapolis’ tax on hotel rooms — already one of the highest rates in the nation — could be the tipping
point that causes conventioneers to bypass Indianapolis, some industry experts say.