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Archive for April, 2011

Andre’s Anger or Angst?

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

(I know this blog post is a little longer than usual, but it’s necessary.  I’ve gotten conflicting stories from  from very reliable people regarding the same event so I decided to print them both.) Imagine it’s a weeknight and you’re at the third meeting of your new organization with nearly 100 of your closest political […]

The A-Word

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels today said he would sign legislation that bans state dollars from going to most medical providers and health clinics that provide abortion services.  This has the right-to-life folks cheering and the abortion rights supporters screaming.  It also has everyone under this building speculating whether this means the Governor is more or […]

What’s In the Budget?

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Indiana lawmakers are voting on the $28 billion budget today.  There is is $150 million more for schools and full day kindergarten.  Lawmakers also have agreed to split the difference between taxpayers and the teachers pension fund of any budget surplus of over 10 percent of state revenues.   I’ve embedded a copy of the budget […]

It’s Pat

Friday, April 29th, 2011

With a few days to go before the May primary, Democratic City-County Council at-large candidate Pat Andrews is hitting the airwaves with this commercial.  I think the the two most interesting things about the ad are one, a commercial was actually made.  Second, it’s running on Black Entertainment Television, which tells me Andrews is trying […]

If You Can’t Take the Heat

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

I received a copy of the following statement in my e-mail tonight from the Indianapolis Bar Association.  The organization took issue with my recent blog post Treacy v. Parker? As a big believer in free speech, I have no problem with the Bar Association criticizing yours truly. I stand by my blog post.  This blog […]

And the Nominees Are…

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Today is the second to last day of the Indiana General Assembly.  We’re doing the morning show love from the Statehouse talking to various newsmakers so I figured I’d so something a little different today.  I have this thing for the Academy Awards so I figured I’d do the same thing and let you offer […]

Treacy v. Parker?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

I thought I was done for a while with the perpetual stories of Marion County Democratic Chairman Ed Treacy’s inability to play well with others like 7th District Congressman Andre Carson and Mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy, however the fates have decided on a different course of action this morning and this tale takes us by […]

Early Voting

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

With one week to go before the May primary I’ve been taking a look at some of the early voting.  As of  Monday afternoon just under 2600 people voted early, either in person or mail  (1772) the rest have submitted an application to vote by mail, traveling board or fax/email but have not yet returned […]

New Democrats

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Although we’re still quite a bit away from the 2012 elections, Democrats are slowly lining up to take on Republicans.  Former Speaker of the House John Gregg is forming an exploratory committee to run for Governor.  There is also talk State Senate Democratic Leader Vi Simpson may also make a run, appealing to the more […]

Open Forum

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Yesterday got a little hectic and away from me, so I didn’t get time to compose a few thoughts for your reading pleasure this morning.  So today, I’ll let you do the work and express your own thoughts.  I’ll give you a few topics to get things started.  I’ll try to have something up later […]