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Archive for June, 2010

Voter ID React

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Here’s what some Indiana politicos are saying regarding the Indiana Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the State’s Voter ID law. Todd Rokita, Secretary of State “Hoosier commonsense prevails again. One of the key tools we have put in place to improve elections and protect the strength of our republic – our Photo ID requirement at […]

Let’s See Some ID

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

I just got word the Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the state’s Voter ID is constitutional.  The ruling was 4-1.   I will link the opinion when it becomes available. I just got this from Indiana Supreme Court… In League v. Rokita the Court will hand down a 4-1 decision with a dissenting opinion.  The conclusion […]

Property Tax Problems

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Just when you thought Marion County was done with it’s property tax problems, think again… Nearly 1,000 taxpayers could be in jeopardy of losing their homes and businesses due to delinquent property taxes, even though they are appealing their bills.   And complicating  matters is the fact there is confusion over how taxpayers can resolve their […]

Keep Your Pistol in Your Holster

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

I’m going to do this real quick because I’m in a hurry. Newsflash people, the Supreme Court decision that says the 2nd Amendment applies to the states and municipalities does not mean you can take your gun to an Indianapolis park. What the Supreme Court said, which I agree with, is that the 2nd Amendment, […]

Keep It Civil

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The attorney for the former Carmel High School student who was a victim of alleged hazing by four student athletes has released the Department of Child Services report regarding the attack on his client. You can read a copy of the report here.  It’s pretty graphic so consider yourself warned. What I found most interesting […]

Vop and the Populi

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Although Indiana Democrats this past weekend formally nominated their candidates for statewide office under a theme of “A Generation of New Leadership” the new guys are facing the same problems as the previous guys, actually it looks like they have a bigger river in which to swim upstream against stronger currents. Vop Osili, Pete Buttigieg […]

What I’ll Be Watching

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Indiana Democrats come to town tonight and tomorrow to nominate their candidates for Secretary of State, Treasurer and Auditor.  The races for Treasurer and Auditor are uncontested, however Vop Osili and Tom McKenna are vying for the Secretary of State position. While delegate contests are always a little tricky, from what I’ve been able to […]

A Few Observations

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Last night I attended two public meetings on the proposed transfer of  the city’s water and waste water facilities to Citizens Gas.   You know the basics, the city gives Citizens the water and waste water, Citizens assumes the water company’s debt and pays about $425 million which will go for streets, sidewalks and infrastructure.  While […]

Training Day

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Straub says the latest allegation of excessive force by an IMPD Officer underlines the need to continue to re-evaluate the way officers are trained and recruited. IMPD is investigating 3-year veteran Nhat Ngyuen who reportedly choked a suspect he was trying to arrest during a domestic disturbance call.    Ngyuen was […]

Coats v. Ellsworth

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

I managed to run into Dan Coats and Brad Ellsworth over the weekend at separate events.  I asked them about a number of issues, and oddly one thing they both seem to agree upon is that the race will be a lot closer than what the current polls are showing now.  You can hear their […]