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December 15, 2014

 

districts

Group Leaders Form Independent Redistricting Coalition

Leaders of “good government” groups say Indiana can’t wait any longer to explore changing the way it redraws its legislative maps every 10 years.

December 15, 2014

 

kokomo flooded

Kokomo Told To Stop Stadium Construction In Flood-Prone Area

FEMA officials say the construction is a violation of a federal hazard mitigation grant the city accepted.

December 15, 2014

 

Budget

Revenue Forecast Could Affect Upcoming Budget Debate

State officials say even if the revenue forecast is strong, that does not mean the state will increase its next budget.

December 12, 2014

 

Currently, Indiana  state law doesn't require taxi or Uber drivers to pass a background check.

Indiana Lawmaker Calls For Driver Background Checks

Rep. Hale is writing up legislation that would require a background check for drivers who provide driving services to consumers in Indiana.

December 12, 2014

 

Statehouse

Citizen Advocacy Groups Call For Ethics Reform

Common Cause Indiana held a panel discussion on ethics at the statehouse Friday.

December 12, 2014

 

Torch

Gov. Pence Announces Six Week Bicentennial Torch Relay

The relay is expected to begin at Indiana's old state capitol in Corydon in September 2016. The torch will travel through all 92 Indiana counties.

December 12, 2014

 

Williams bridge

INDOT Holding Steady On Road Funding

INDOT estimates the state will need at least $150 million annually over the next 10 years to adequately maintain its roads and bridges.

December 11, 2014

 

Abdul-Rahman Kassig

Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Indianapolis Aid Worker

The measure expresses condolences to Kassig's family and pays tribute to Peter’s humanitarian work.

December 10, 2014

 

Food trucks

Bloomington Council Delays Food Truck Vote Until 2015

A special city council meeting was arranged Wednesday to vote on the issue, but the vote was delayed until next year.

December 10, 2014

 

More than 150,000 non-resident workers commute to Indianapolis for work every day.

Indy Chamber Calls For Commuter Tax

Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce announced their support for a commuter tax on Monday.

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