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Local Politics

April 12, 2014

Ken de la Bastide: Local Dems want to change redistricting process


He went on to say that people are starting to stand up for the community and thanked him for bringing change.

“I want to re-assure those who supported my agenda for change and have supported me in spite of the personal attacks that have come my way,” Arnold said, “that I remain resolute in my commitment to finish what we started.”

Arnold is currently being investigated by the Indiana State Police and FBI concerning allegations of the misuse of campaign funds.

Confusion in county government

No one in the county seems to know if there is or is not a Personnel Board that is supposed to review requests for salary increases for county employees, other than during budget hearings.

A discussion took place during last week’s council meeting when Madison Circuit Court 3 Judge Thomas Newman Jr. requested a salary increase for three employees.

The question surrounding the Personnel Board came despite the fact that two council members are appointed to serve on the board.

The issue may be resolved next week after council members meet with the Madison County Commissioners to discuss making the board active.

Senior Reporter Ken de la Bastide’s column publishes Sundays. Contact him at or (765) 640-4863. Follow Ken de la Bastide on Twitter @KendelaBastide, or call 640-4863.

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