Mayor Goodnight says the city actively looks for a balance of market rate and high income housing.
Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, has proposed a plan to allow failing private and religious schools to appeal to keep receiving publicly funded vouchers.
Hamilton announced the approval of a $2 million upgrade to the Animal Shelter and $150,000 to create an independent community financial institution.
City officials, including Mayor Duke Bennett, supported the casino.
Mayor Hamilton says he hopes broadband service will be part of the annexation proposal.
Some residents say the proposed casino won't help the economy in the long term.
Mayor Bennett says the proposed new casino is a private development and those opposed to it should contact state legislators.
Proponents say the bill is about ensuring consumer protection.
The bill's author says the goal is to help casinos stay viable as they face increasing competition.
Mayor Lienhoop says he was able to attend the inauguration as well as many of the festivities in Washington D.C. that weekend.