With the economy struggling, tax receipts falling and federal deficits soaring, there’s more pressure than ever for government
cost-cutting. Yet most Indiana local government-reform efforts have died an ignoble death in two consecutive legislative sessions.
When was the last time you took your child or teen-ager to hear classical music, or see a contemporary dance performance a
la Dance Kaleidoscope? When was the last time you went to see a play?
Contrary to fears, environmentally friendly construction isn’t expensive.
Many boards of directors have not taken to heart their responsibilities, opting instead for the easier route of trusting management and operating personnel.
Tip O’Neill once said, "All politics is local." I watched my sister and even my bookkeeper—who hadn’t voted in decades—cheer
when Barack Obama rose far above John McCain in November. Clearly, there was a mandate and Obama’s oratory and messages
seemed to inspire voters across the country.
There is an essential component missing that I believe service businesses have to pay attention to and offer if they truly
consider themselves “taking care of the city [of Indianapolis] dwellers.” One of them is to-your-door delivery, especially
for food, including groceries.