Here’s the latest bit of info from your favorite political arms dealer which you can use at your discretion…
I hear the Marion County Democratic party is stepping up their get-out-the vote efforts in anticipation of the special election for the 7th Congressional District. They are not worried as much about Republican Jon Elrod as they are fellow Democrats who think Andre Carson was shoved down their throats so they will crossover and vote for Elrod in order to knock Carson out of the box and make him vulnerable in the May primary.
The city of Indianapolis is looking at making panhandlers register and pay a fee before they can solicit money downtown. The plan would be modeled after a similar ordinance on the books in Cincinnati.
The City-County Council ordinance that would suspend the pay of Marion County Coroner Ken Ackles until he gets his state certification would also impact two of Ackles employees; John Martin and Mike Gillepsie. The Criminal Justice Planning Council is also planning to investigate Ackles. A lack of certification can jeopardize pending homicide cases. Ackles withdrew his bid for re-election after his fellow Democrats told him they would not support him because of they way he has run the office.
State Senator Glen Howard continues to suffer from dementia brought on by Alzheimer’s. As once source close to Howard put it, “he doesn’t even know his own name.” Howard and I have always had a spirited relationship when it came to discussing the issues and we wish him the best as he battles his affliction.
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday.