11
Jul
2007
July 11, 2007
The long-lamented fact that Governor Daniels isn't a die-hard political party guy could come in handy right now with the property tax crisis.  He is uniquely situated to run up the middle between political factions and various levels of government.  The fact that he runs the state more like a CEO than a political hack is also pretty handy -  while others waste time explaining things, Governor Daniels is the guy who can stand at ground zero and take charge, lead, and give orders.  And that's what he does best anyway. ...
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10
Jul
2007
July 10, 2007
kurt.luidhardt
Kenn Gividen recently posted the following article on his blog, www.endiana.com. The story, from a Kansas City news source, is about a young lady who was stabbed in a Kansas City convenience store. Instead of helping her, one person stopped to take a picture on her cell phone and several others continued shopping, stepping over her dying body. By the time someone eventually called 911 two minutes later it was too late to save her. LaShanda Calloway was 27 and she leaves children behind. I don't know how to respond to this- except with...
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10
Jul
2007
July 10, 2007
Ryan.McCann
Governor Daniels announced yesterday that he wants to suspend state rules to give homeowners more time to pay their bills. If you’re alive and you live in Indiana, you know about the property tax crisis.  It’s been getting larger and larger for years.  Now, some folks will be suffering with more than 100% increases in their property tax bills.  That’s right, a whopping 100%! What did the legislature do, you ask?  Well, Speaker Bauer thought it wise to institute a rebate program.  And not just any rebate program. ...
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09
Jul
2007
July 9, 2007
kurt.luidhardt
It seems that some residents of Broad Ripple are disappointed to find out that drunken people tend to leave a mess.  Although this is no surprise to me, it’s worth an entire column for Matt Tully. Now I love Broad Ripple myself, but it seems to me that a community that’s built a name for itself by attracting trendy bars and nightclubs should understand that those things have consequences.  Why not have the bars pick up the tab? Next up on the list of controversies to be covered by the Indy Star: 1.) Smokers who dare to leave their...
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