Mitchell to Leave Treasurer’s Office

Republican State Treasurer candidate Kelly Mitchell will leave her position as Director of TrustINdiana in order to focus more time on her campaign. Her resignation will be effective August 1.

 

On the Air

This weekend we take to the airwaves to discuss the ongoing conflict between Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and the State Board of Education, as well as Governor Mike Pence’s pre-K pilot announcement and efforts to fight crime in Indiana.

Amanda Banks Announces Run for 17th Senate District in Husband’s Absence

Amanda Banks, wife of State Senator Jim Banks (R-Columbia City), announced today that she will run to fill her husband’s vacancy in the Indiana State Senate while he is deployed to Afghanistan during the 2015 legislative session.

Zoeller to Seek Stay in Right to Work Ruling

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says his office will ask for a stay of a Lake County Judge’s ruling throwing out the state’s Right to Work law.

Help Wanted

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The Libertarian National Campaign Committee, an FEC national political party committee based in Indianapolis, seeks a director to propel its fundraising to the major leagues.

Reverse Panhandling

In my column in today’s Indianapolis Star I talk about turning the tables on downtown Indy panhandlers by asking them for money.  How did it  go?

Pence Says Comprehensive Approach Needed to Fight Crime

With the recent spike in violence in Indianapolis and other parts of the state, Indiana Governor Mike Pence today outlined what the state is doing to help fight crime.

Indiana’s NCLB Waiver: More Than Just a Political Dispute

By Derek Redelman

The tension between State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and members of the State Board of Education is rising again. And while the media have done a good job of covering the disagreements, there has been little coverage of the underlying factors – which are quite significant. 

Crime & Politics

On today’s edition of Indianapolis This Week, RTV 6’s Rafael Sanchez’s discusses with Lara Beck and me talk about the possibility of outgoing U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett running for Mayor in 2015 and whether crime will be the big issue.