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A Little Gossip, A Little Chat, A Little Idle Talk of This and That

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Hey guys, after being out of town for a few days, I’ve managed to get caught up on a few items here and there.  Some you are quite aware of, others maybe not so much.  As always, we are more than happy to print the gossip, rumor and blatant innuendo that we can confirm from […]

It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Although it’s only been a few days since Indiana lawmakers came back in special session, I am already believing this is a big giant waste of time. Already,  my very reliable sources are telling me that Black Democrats in the House are pretty much united that if there is no plan for a casino in Gary, […]

Marion County Fire Consolidation Passes, Then It Doesn’t

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

There are always those moments in the Indiana General Assembly that make you wonder what the (fill in the blank)  was that?  Monday night was one of those moments. An amendment was offered to SB 173`which would have consolidated the Marion County Township Fire Departments with IFD.  At first it passed 51-45, with 14 Democrats […]

Bet on the C.I.B.?

Friday, April 10th, 2009

What’s old is new again.  The Indianapolis Star is reporting this morning that State Representative Bill Crawford is proposing a casino for downtown Indianapolis in order to help close the Capital Improvement Board’s $47 million operational deficit. Crawford is proposing putting 1500 slot machines in downtown Indy.  The revenue from the gaming tax on the […]

Subpoena This

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Indiana House Democrats are threatening to subpoena Daniels administration officials if they don’t the documents they say they need to pass a budget. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Crawford this morning said he’s frustrated that he’s gotten very little data he’s requested from various state agencies in order to craft a budget. Republican […]