Republicans had urged Merritt to seek the nomination for a chance to succeed Mayor Greg Ballard.
The museum's board of governors unanimously approved the decision to charge admission Thursday.
Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce announced their support for a commuter tax on Monday.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra saw an 18-percent jump in ticket sales in the 2013-14 budget year and a $266,000 surplus.
The company wants to build a 10-story office building with surrounding greenspace.
The council only approved the framework for the $43 million program, and will discuss its funding next year.
President Obama says he will not deport undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for at least five years and are parents of U.S. citizens.
Former U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett will make his campaign for Indianapolis mayor official this Wednesday.
The Monumental Marathon raises money for Indianapolis Public Schools.
The number of homeless children grew about 17 percent last year.