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Archive for September, 2012

So, Why Are You Running Again?

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Just like we did back in the May Primary, we are giving the candidates for federal, state and local offices here in Indiana the chance to tells voters why they are running and more importantly, why they should vote for them. Indiana Barrister is making space available on this blog, as well as our sister […]

Political Predictions

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

With 40 days left to go in the 2012 Election cycle,  I figured that would be as good time as any to offer a few assessments and even worse – predictions – regarding the races here in Indiana. As always, a day is like a lifetime in politics and anything can, and usually does, change.  […]

DCS; Then & Now

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

About seven or 8 years ago, a child who was a victim of abuse or neglect was probably better off being in the abusive household rather than being put in the hands of the Indiana Department of Child Services.  Here’s why. Back in 2004, 57 children were the fatal victims of abuse and neglect.  19 […]

DCS: No Undue Influence in Child Custody Case

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

The Indiana Department of Child Services is disputing allegations in Sunday’s Indianapolis Star that alleges Commissioner Judge James Payne tried to influence a custody case involving his grandchildren. In the story Payne is accused of waging a behind-the-scenes fight against the agency and derail recommendations in a child neglect case involving his grandchildren.  The Star […]

Council Democrats Have a Secret

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

If City-County Council Democrats have a secret plan to pay for public safety that does not involve the elimination of the property tax homestead credit I for one will be waiting with baited breath to see exactly what it is and whether it will actually add up. My colleague Jon Murray pens an article in […]

Is John Gregg’s Latest TV Ad All Wet or Running Dry?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Democratic candidate for Governor John Gregg’s latest TV shows signs his campaign is likely either all wet or running dry.  As you can see below, Gregg uses his hometown of Sandborn and an umbrella to  make the case that Republican Mike Pence would raid the state rainy day fund and leave Hoosiers high and dry.  […]

Gregg Unveils “Rainy Day” TV Ad

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Democrat John Gregg unveils a new ad where he criticizes Republican challenger Mike Pence about wanting to spend down the “rainy day” fund.  Republicans counter that when Gregg was Speaker of the House he helped take the state from a surplus to a deficit.

The Fall of IPS

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Indianapolis Public Schools is no longer the largest school district in the state.    The District announced that it lost about 1,500 students bringing its preliminary enrollment to 30,128 students for the 2012-13 school year.  That puts IPS behind the Ft. Wayne School District which has an enrollment of about 30,622. Did anyone see this coming?  […]

Will Lugar Campaign for Mourdock?

Monday, September 17th, 2012

I interviewed U.S. Senator Richard Lugar over the weekend and asked if he would campaign or help Republican nominee Richard Mourdock.  His response was interesting at best.  Click below to listen to what he had to say.  It’s interesting, especially since a new poll is out today showing the U.S. Senate continues to be a […]

Here’s Another Commissary Report

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Seeing how my brothers and sisters in the media are having so much fun with the first Marion County Sheriff’s Commissary Fund report we put out, here is the one from June 25, 2011 to December 31, 2011.   What fun items can you find that should be going to cover the costs of inmate health […]