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Archive for July, 2008

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Thursday, July 31st, 2008

If you haven’t seen RTV 6’s “Capital Watch” yet, here it is. More to come.

Meet the New Chairman, Same As the Old Chairman

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Former Marion County Democratic Party Chairman Ed Treacy is now the new Marion County Democratic Party Chairman.   Treacy ran unopposed and takes over from Mike O’Connor.  During his fiery speech to his fellow Democrats,  Treacy did not refer to incumbent Mayor Greg Ballard by name, instead he called Ballard “The Accidental Mayor.” (I hope he gave credit to Jen […]

Capitol Watch

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

We’re starting a new project over at RTV 6.  It’s called the “Capitol Watch.”  If all goes right it will be a weekly public affairs feature on the Internet.   It’s a local program focusing on local issues.   It’s hosted by me and Jennifer Wagner.  We discuss/debate the issues of the day from our perspectives.  And […]

The Great Debate

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels re-election campaign put out the following statement today regarding debates with Jill Long Thompson. Two weeks ago we met with members of the Indiana Debate Commission and Governor Daniels agreed to participate in three debates to be held in three different regions of the state. Governor Daniels is looking forward to […]

Raiders of the Lost Art

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Public funding for the arts will be the first casualty of tough financial times in Indianapolis. City-County Council President Bob Cockrum told me Tuesday that the current funding for the art $1.5 million will be phased out by $500,000 a year over the next three years.  Cockrum said with tough times it’s not fair to […]

Get a Load of This!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

My RTV 6 colleague Jack Rinehart is reporting this evening that the teenage twins allegedly involved in the robbery at Don’s Guns have had more than one run-in with the law. According to Jack, the two 14-year olds have been arrested 12 times this year for auto theft, one time for burglary and one for […]


Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

What would you give up?  That is my question as the City of Indianapolis gets ready to deal with a $26 million budget shortfall.  Mayor Greg Ballard says he can restructure some of the shortfall, however there will have to be some cuts. And while it’s real easy to say what other people should give up […]


Monday, July 28th, 2008

Here’s Jill Long Thompson’s first general election television ad.  I’m interested in your thoughts.  And yes, she does mention growing up on a farm.

I Told You So…

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard gave a first look today at the 2009 budget and the challenges the city is going to face and it’s not pretty. The city will have to borrow about $150 million to make through the rest of the fiscal year. That amount is a result of delayed payments due to the […]

Three Things I’m Watching

Monday, July 28th, 2008

I’m keeping an eye on three things this morning; one federal, one state and one local issue. Here they are for your political consumption. I’ve been checking some more poll data and the trends are not favoring presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain. Although Gallup has Barack Obama ahead by 9 points nationally, it’s the […]