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Archive for May, 2013

A Big Test for Ballard

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

There’s is an old adage that past is prologue, that if you want to know what people are going to do in the future, you should look at what they have done in the past.  That same adage applies to the Ballard administration and the scandal involving the Land Bank which landed two city employees […]

Madame President, No More?

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

  Is Indianapolis City-County Council President Maggie Lewis calling it quits?  Find out in this edition of “The Cheat Sheet”. Here’s what else is in this week’s edition… Playing with Federal Prosecutors Indy’s Smoking Ban Could Go Up in Flames Fishers Fishes for a Food & Beverage Tax SB 621 Almost Got Deep-Sixed And more. […]

We’re Joining the WIBC-FM Team

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

We’re joining the WIBC-FM family starting June 1.  Details to follow.  We hope you will tune in.

Pence Signs Marion County Government Reorganization Legislation

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Governor pence signs legislation reforming marion county government from Abdul-Hakim Shabazz

Why Non-Indy Folks Should and Should Not Care About SB 621

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

One of the biggest laments that I will hear from lawmakers outside of Indianapolis is how they don’t like dealing with what they label “Marion County” legislation.  This session there were three major bills that fit that category, mass transit, financial assistance to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Senate Bill 621 – known by supporters […]

The Grandfather of Indiana’s Property Tax Reform

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

As I sat down and did my research on the late Governor Otis “Doc” Bowen, two things really fascinated me about his time in public service.  One was his frankness about sex when he was the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the mid-1980s.  The other, which I would argue had just as much […]