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Archive for August, 2012

State to Recommend Major Intervention for Failing IPS School

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

John Marshall School Turn Around Recommendation from IndianaBarrister

A Job Is a Social Issue

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

As we get ready to hit the Labor Day mark of the 2012 gubernatorial race, I’ve been watching the candidates a lot more closely than I usually do.  I’ve been closely watching their speeches, reviewing their policy positions and vigorously monitoring the Internet to keep track of their comings and goings. One thing I’ve noticed […]

Giving Council Credit Where It Is Due

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

I am the first one to criticize Indianapolis City-Council Democrats when they drop the ball, so in fairness allow me to be the first one to offer them praise when they get it right. The Council’s  Indianapolis Metropolitan and Economic Development Committee voted 5-1 Monday night to move forward with two stalled Tax Increment Finance […]

2013 Indy Budget Summary

Monday, August 27th, 2012

2013 Indy Budget summary from IndianaBarrister

Indy Needs More Taxpayers, Not Taxes

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

My colleague Matt opined this morning about the city’s budget shortfall, and why a tax increase should be an option to help close it.  I respectfully disagree with my long-time friend. As the Indianapolis City-County Council gets ready to take up Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s budget and possibly come up with an alternative plan to […]

Happy Birthday, Cheat Sheet!!!

Friday, August 24th, 2012

My political gossip column, The Cheat Sheet is one-year old this weekend!  However, instead of getting presents, we’re giving you the gift of gossip, rumor and blatant innuendo!  Here’s what we have… Some scoop on John Gregg’s internal poll #s Republicans Reaching Out to Joe Donnelly SUPER PAC Attacks Indy CAN Get on your nerves […]

Did the Sheriff Get Shortchanged?

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s office says they did not make an error when they say they more than funded Marion County Sheriff John Layton’s budget request, despite allegations by Council Democrats to the contrary. In their news conference responding to Mayor’s budget Democrats say the Mayor erred when he said the said the Sheriff’s budget […]

Okay John, We Need to Chat

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Okay, it’s time for an intervention.  When I saw John Gregg’s first TV ad, I scratched my head trying to figure out what was going on.  Now I definitely think we have a problem. I ran this ad by my wife, the most apolitical person in the universe.  She has voted for Democrats, Republicans and […]

A New Hope (For IPS)

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Indulge me for just a second. A long, long time ago in a school district far, far away, it was a period of civil war.  Rebel school board members, striking from their base won a victory against  an evil galactic school district. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s […]

The Indianapolis City Budget for 2013

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Prop12 285 (city budget) from IndianaBarrister