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A couple of recent news events got me to thinking about this whole debate regarding “privilege.” As you know, some celebrities and other wealthy people got indicted in a college bribery scam for allegedly paying a company to falsify information to get their kids into elite...
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An Indiana Tax Court Judge is upholding an earlier ruling that could have serious consequences for county and local governments across the state. Judge Thomas Fisher ruled back in December that local stormwater fees are actually taxes. Under that interpretation, local officials...
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As Indiana lawmakers look to increase teacher pay, the only thing that would likely guarantee an increase in teacher pay is the one thing no wants to have a serious discussion about; consolidation. One of the most recent analyses of Indiana’s 92 counties showed nearly 70 of them...
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In a conversation with Indy Politics, Arthur Brooks the head of the free market think tank the American Enterprise Institute says it was Bernie Sanders supporters who got Donald Trump elected President. Brooks spoke in Indianapolis Tuesday night at the Indiana Chamber of...
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It’s a been a while since I’ve had the chance to sit down and talk with incumbent Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. Between the Indiana General Assembly, practicing law, teaching and helping a Chicago radio station with its coverage of the recent Chicago Mayoral primary, my...
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As Indiana lawmakers move forward with bias crimes legislation, the big issue is whether there will be a “list” of classes specifically spelled out in the statute (i.e., race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) The original Senate Bill included an enumerated list of protected...
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Indiana lawmakers might be facing an unexpected constitutional hiccup as they move forward with legislation to make the Superintendent of Public Instruction an appointed position instead of elected. Last session, lawmakers passed a bill that called for the position to be...
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The process where candidates would have to go through a pre-primary convention, or slating, in Marion County would come to an end under legislation proposed by Democratic State Representative John Bartlett of Indianapolis. Bartlett has introduced HB 1285 which would prohibit...
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Both the Democratic and Republican candidates for Indianapolis Mayor will face primary challenges this Spring, as well as several members of the Indianapolis City-County Council. Both Joe Hogsett and Jim Merritt will each have opponents in the May Primary. Hosgett will face...