WFIU's Joe Hren speaks with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett and takes your questions!
We talked with Mayor Bennett about environmental mitigation, oil and gas exploration and politics in Terre Haute.
The hidden cost of flooding in Terre Haute? Just think of how much grass the city oversees...
With a bill still in the works which could arm school personnel, what does the mayor have to say about schools in his area adding more armed officers?
A statewide food and beverage tax bill is dead in the legislature. Does that hurt Terre Haute's revenue generation plans?
While many municipal officials are focusing solely on jobs, Mayor Bennett says a bigger concern in his city is better safety and health.
To let the public vote on new taxing powers or not -- that is the question.
Adding assessed value cuts to property tax caps shrinking city cash, Bennett says Terre Haute has lost an amount equal to almost a third of its yearly budget.
A change to the city's assessed valuation may only strengthen Mayor Bennett's push to have more local control over raising revenue.
The mayor says he thinks Vigo County schools have done a good job with getting kids their shots, but says more preventive efforts are still needed.