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Archive for May, 2009

Governor to Unveil CIB Plan This Week

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says he will unveil a plan this week to address the Capital Improvement Board’s financial situation. The CIB is running an estimated $47 million shortfall and lawmakers failed to come up with a funding solution during the closing days of the last session. The Governor said that the plan will a […]

Early Weekend Update

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Since I start teaching Saturday class tomorrow for the University of Indianapolis’ MBA program, I figured I should post this now.   I was out for most of the week taking care of my Dad so the gossip, rumor and innuendo is slim pickings.    But for what it’s worth… Governor Mitch Daniels will unveil his budget […]

All In the Family

Friday, May 29th, 2009

If you’re an IPS teacher who is being let go because of budget cuts, you’re going to love this.  My Indianapolis Star counterpart Andy Gammill is reporting on his web blog that IPS is changing its nepotism policy to hire Superintendent Eugene White’s son. Reginald White is being hired as a coach and behavior dean […]

Obama in ’11?

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

It’s nice to be back. I’m hearing some pretty interesting rumblings behind the scenes regarding the Mayor’s race in 2011. Although there is no nominee, I hear the Obama campaign has agreed to send staff and volunteers into Indianapolis to help the Democratic candidate win the race.  However, it doesn’t come without a price tag. […]

School Daze

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

There may be a lot more to the story being reported by my colleagues over at RTV 6 than meets the eye, regarding an IPS teacher accused of “inappropriately touching a student” 6 News is reporting the John Marshall Community High School Math Teacher has been suspended and is being investigated for reportedly molesting a […]

A, B, C.I.B.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

As Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ team gets ready to unveil a plan to address the Capital Improvement Board funding shortfall, one of the biggest challenges the administration will face is selling the plan to outstate lawmakers. Lawmakers argue that the people who benefit from the facilities, should help pay for them.  I agree because the […]

Out of Town, But Not Out of Touch

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

I’m in Chicago today and tomorrow with my parents. Some of you may know my Dad had a minor stroke and he’s been diagnosed as a diabetic.  I’m home getting him into his routing.  I’m leaning more about diabetes than I ever thought I would.  In the meanwhile though, I’m still keeping an eye on […]

Weekend Reading

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

I hadn’t planned to post anything today, but when I saw Mitch Daniels on the cover of National Review, I couldn’t help myself.  Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend Update

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Since it’s Memorial Day Weekend and the Abdul birthday is tomorrow, I’m doing my gossip, rumor and innuendo posts today.  Enjoy the info and take it for it’s worth.  I’ll be back in on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. More ISTA Issues It looks like financial troubles over at the Indiana State Teachers Union […]

Spin! Spin! Spin!

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Here is the e-mail that the Indiana State Teachers Association sent out to its members regarding the recent trouble with its health insurance and long-term disability fund. May 19, 2009 ISTA Members, As you may know, the ISTA Insurance Trust has recently experienced a number of severe difficulties. Additionally, like most organizations in this economic downturn, […]