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Archive for December, 2012

Indiana’s a Little More Libertarian

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

You may find this hard to believe, but 2012 was actually not a bad a year for Libertarians in the Hoosier State. Yes, I know they didn’t win the governor’s race or the U.S. Senate and they didn’t field anyone in the race for superintendent of public instruction. But here’s what they did do: They […]

My Top 10 for 2012

Friday, December 28th, 2012

As tradition dictates, it’s time for me to do my top 10 list of Indiana political stories for the year.  The criteria are the same as always, magnitude and impact. Yes, it’s pretty subjective, but I think you will agree with it overall.  So with that said, here we go, in reverse order. 10.   Indiana passes […]

Smile for the Camera

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

One Indiana lawmaker wants to give Hoosiers more rights when it comes to videotaping law enforcement during an arrest. Republican State Senator Jim Banks of Columbia City has introduced legislation that would give citizens the right to sue law enforcement if an officer stops them from taping or photographing him while making an arrest or […]

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Merry Christmas, all!   Hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday.  An in addition to getting what you want, I hope you get what you deserve!  :-) Just kidding.  

Richmond Hill Suspects Could Face Death Penalty

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The three suspects arrested in last month’s explosion of a home on Indianapolis’ south could get the death penalty, according to Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry. Murder and arson charges were filed against Mark Leonard, Monserrate Shirley and Bob Leonard, Jr. in connection with the Richmond Hill explosion on Nov. 10.  The explosion at Shirley’s […]

Dear John

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Marion County Sheriff John Layton is not too happy these days with fellow elected and public safety officials.  Not only did he accuse some of them of playing politics with the Sheriff’s office, but some of being too stupid to figure out public safety.  And to top it off, he put it all down in […]

City Gets High Marks for Parking Meter Privatization

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

In Times of Tragedy

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

If there is one thing to take away from the tragedy in Connecticut it is that we should appreciate the people we love today, because there is no guarantee we will have them tomorrow. We all go through these types of experiences at times.  My wife’s car accident, my son’s surgery and my Dad’s minor […]

State Board of Accounts Says CIB $15 Mil PILOT Violates Indiana Law

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Letter from state board of accounts 112912 from Abdul-Hakim Shabazz

How Much for an Indiana Education?

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Believe it or not, the most expensive place to educate a child in Indiana is not in the Indianapolis Public School District or Ft. Wayne, it’s the Hammond Academy of  Math & Science Technology.  According to 2011 state data, Hammond Academy spends nearly $35,000 per student. In all of calendar year 2011, Indiana’s publicly funded […]