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March 8, 2017

 

Vigo Co. Jail

Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute’s Bennett On Jail Taxes And City Budget

Mayor Bennett says the tax increase is not to make the budget bigger, it's to pay for existing services that lost funding when revenues decreased.

March 6, 2017

 

Brown county roads

Local Roads Not A Priority Under House Funding Plan

The Senate now has control of the road funding plan as the second half of session begins.

March 6, 2017

 

While some members of the legislature said the program might be ready by the fall, Gov. Pence says he hopes it will be ready by next year.

Pence Criticizes AP For Publishing Wife’s Email Address

In a tweet Saturday, Pence said that by publishing the personal AOL address of his wife, Karen, the AP "violated her privacy and our security."

March 5, 2017

 

Donald Trump

Trump Supporters Rally At Statehouse

They gathered Saturday at the statehouse as part of "March 4 Trump" rallies nationwide.

March 1, 2017

 

Mayor Jim Lienhoop, Columbus

Ask The Mayor: Columbus Mayor Lienhoop On Bike Sharing Program

Lienhoop says the bike sharing program didn't have the ridership he had hoped for.

February 24, 2017

 

Todd Rokita

At Town Hall Constituents Write Letters For Congressman

Rep. Rokita declined to come to the group's town hall meeting after they tried many times to invite him.

February 22, 2017

 

Former YMCA Kokomo

Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Goodnight On Former YMCA Development

Mayor Goodnight says the city actively looks for a balance of market rate and high income housing.

February 17, 2017

 

Five years ago, the General Assembly created a school choice program to help low-income students get out of failing schools. Today, more middle class families and students who never attended public schools are using the vouchers. (Photo Credit: Claire McInerny/StateImpact Indiana)

GOP Plan: Failing Private Schools Could Appeal To Keep Vouchers

Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, has proposed a plan to allow failing private and religious schools to appeal to keep receiving publicly funded vouchers.

February 17, 2017

 

Hamilton Address

Hamilton’s State Of City: ‘I Really Like Bloomington’s Prospects’

Hamilton announced the approval of a $2 million upgrade to the Animal Shelter and $150,000 to create an independent community financial institution.

February 15, 2017

 

Terre Haute Casino

Terre Haute Casino Bill Fails To Pass Senate Commitee

City officials, including Mayor Duke Bennett, supported the casino.

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