From 2011 to 2017, house prices in Indianapolis increased 16% faster than per capita income and rent increased three times as fast as household income.
ALICE isn’t an actual person; she’s an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE is a growing population of people in Indianapolis and our surrounding counties who are employed (in one or more jobs) but struggle to make ends meet.
The professional training required to build and sustain the skills to teach our youngest learners is expensive and time-consuming, especially relative to the pay. This makes it challenging to find and retain well-trained teachers.
The death of P.E. MacAllister is an occasion for reflection—about a life well-lived, certainly, but also about the nature of civic virtue, and the changes in society and the economy that have made the civic commitment he exemplified so much rarer.
Individual rights have never been absolute. We believe there can be a balance between the common good and preserving individual rights. Bipartisan solutions are possible.
Unfortunately, legislation being considered in the Senate would have unpleasant side effects.
The law initially designed to increase access and decrease costs has ultimately resulted in decreased access and increased costs. Only in Washington.
It is already hard enough to prove this type of covert discrimination. To now add additional and cumbersome barriers for individuals and organizations fighting discrimination is counterintuitive and counterproductive.
Around the globe, cities are actually having a dramatic impact on climate change. In the absence of federal leadership, what cities do—from recycling to energy sources—becomes critically important.
We certainly didn’t need the recent announcement of the merger between Gatehouse and IndyStar parent Gannett to be apprehensive about the future.
A recent poll of Republican primary voters in Indiana confirms that Hoosier Republicans are mirroring the national trend of conservatives supporting renewable energy. This is good news for the renewable-energy industry, which employs 50% more people in Indiana than does the fossil-fuel sector.
Using innovative land-based farming techniques, AquaBounty has developed safe, healthy and fast-growing salmon that require less feed and allow for more efficient shipping than do salmon grown through traditional farming, thus minimizing impacts on the environment and enabling us to offer fresher fish to American consumers.
We cannot substantially grow our economy without the critical involvement of our business community in some of the greatest challenges this city has ever faced. Three of the biggest are: the escalation of criminal homicides, the dearth of employment opportunities for those returning from prison, and the payday loan scandal—which expands the bounds of poverty in our city.
Although the CDC preliminary data suggests reason for cautious optimism about the opioid overdose epidemic, both nationally and in our state, the final numbers might not look so good. Further, although the number of deaths seems to be declining, an annual rate of 68,000 nationally still is shocking.
The inconvenient truth is that, for much of the 20th century, there were formal and informal race-based policies meant to control or diminish black Indianapolis. These policies affected where we could live, who could have certain public contracts, and even the education of black children.
We wish other incentive deals had fostered such vigorous debate, such as the council’s decision last year to provide $2.9 million in TIF financing for Duke Realty Corp.’s new $28 million headquarters in Keystone at the Crossing—an area of the city that’s already a magnet for development.
Sen. Todd Young is at the forefront of the fight to protect this important care sector through new federal legislation. The bill Young supports would refine new Medicare payment policies to ensure care services are not interrupted.
The bleak transformation of the neighborhood surrounding the ever-expanding Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is one thing; the museum’s total indifference to the significance of Meridian Street and the transit goals of the city is another.
The attraction, retention and development of talent determines our region’s prosperity. Enhancing the viability of Indianapolis as a place to live and work is a dominant priority for business and government leaders. It is our best way to compete as a region.