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- Ken de la Bastide: City unions go without contracts for many years How Anderson deals with unions has changed dramatically over the years. In the past it would have been unheard of for union members to continue to work without a contract or an agreed upon deadline. But members of three unions that represent Anderson city employees have been working without a new contract agreement for up to seven years.
- Alex council approves animal ordinance A new animal ordinance is in place after the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved the measure Monday night.
- Ken de la Bastide: Local webpages lacking content and timeliness Recently the city advertised for the hiring of a webmaster at a salary of up to $70,000 per year. Not a bad paycheck for updating on a daily basis a web page that has already been created.
- State reports budget surplus, $2 billion in reserves As expected, the state closed its fiscal year with a budget surplus, due largely to spending cuts forced by Gov. Mike Pence.
- Former governor Bayh weighs decision to run again Party loyalists longing for a political savior to retake the governor’s office have been waiting on Evan Bayh ever since he abruptly decided to leave the U.S. Senate and political life three years ago. For now, it appears, they’ll just have to keep waiting.
Anderson adds 103 jobs in second quarter
There were 103 new jobs added to the Anderson economy during the second quarter of the year, the members of the Anderson City Council learned.
- Ken de la Bastide: Wigwam fate has long-range implications for city The fate of the iconic Wigwam could have implications far beyond the city limits of Anderson in how the community is perceived not only in Indiana but also across the U.S.
City Council gives dispatch center initial OK
With plenty of questions remaining about a combined dispatch center, the Anderson City Council approved an ordinance on one of three required readings.
City working with new group to save Wigwam
A request for more time from the Wigwam Sports & Entertainment group of investors was denied because local officials lacked confidence the proposed project could be completed.
- Commission turns in ‘wish list’ for road, bridge work A panel of public and private officials is calling for $10 billion in projects to upgrade the state’s aging roads and bridges, but its members concede there’s no money to pay for it all.
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