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Indiana Sen. Jim Merritt says he's now seriously exploring a possible run for Mayor. Merritt says he believed that fellow Republican Greg Ballard was not going to seek re-election. However, he hoped that he would go ahead and run. Merritt says he didn't find out for sure until...
Indianapolis will elect a new mayor next year. Greg Ballard told WIBC's Abdul Hakim-Shabazz in a Wednesday afternoon interview that he would not run for a third term as mayor. There had been speculation for months as to whether Ballard would run again, and last week the...
Speaker Brian Bosma with 70 fellow House Republicans at the statehouse. (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) House Speaker Brian Bosma is downplaying the impact of Republicans' expanded supermajority in the chamber. Republicans gained two House seats to stretch their total to 71, the...
The mayor's office in Indy has reached a deal with Democrats on the City-County Council on a plan that would provide free preschool to some low-income children. "This was a great, collaborative effort between Councilor (John) Barth, Council President (Maggie) Lewis, the mayor's...
Repair work on the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument has come to a screeching halt. Indiana War Memorial Commission Spokesman Brigadier General J. Stewart Goodwin says crews have found damage behind the eagle bronze work to be more extensive than previously thought. He cites stone...
After a delay of more than two weeks, you can now find your child's school grade as issued by the state. The State Board of Education voted to approve the A-to-F grades after delaying the vote from their October meeting to allow for more verification. Board members, over the...
Supporters of the Monument Circle Reconstruction Project are unveiling designs of what the revamped historic site might look like in the future. They're holding a public meeting at the downtown Sheraton Hotel from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm Wednesday evening. Project Manager Cynthia...
An education advocacy group says grassroots campaigning, and not necessarily tens of thousands of dollars in spending, led to the ouster of three incumbents from the Indianapolis Public Schools Board. The winners of the three races on Tuesday were all backed by Stand For...
Governor Mike Pence says it's time for President Obama to sit down and talk with new Republican majorities in the House and Senate. Following the big election night victory, the Governor says action is needed to "get the economy moving" along with renewed focus on tax reform,...