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Vote delayed on mass transit bill
A mass transit bill, which could lead to a tax increase in Madison County, will be considered today in the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee.
- County renews Eisenhower Bridge application Despite the old saying that the third time is the charm, Madison County officials are hoping their sixth application for federal funds for the Eisenhower Bridge is successful.
- Business leaders see early education as economic investment The state won’t pay to send poor children to preschool anytime soon but business leaders and key Republicans say they plan to keep pushing for the program.
UAW taking lawsuit to Indiana Supreme Court
The local union that represents the majority of employees working for Madison County is hoping the Indiana Supreme Court will look at the case.
- Bill helping sexual assault victims moves forward A bill authored by Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, passed out of the House Public Health committee Wednesday on a 9-0 vote.
- Bill to help more elderly stay at home stalls Legislation to reduce the waiting list for a popular program that provides in-home care for the elderly may be stalled.
- GOP candidates removed from ballot Twenty-eight Republicans seeking election to be a delegate to the party’s state convention later this year have been removed from the May primary ballot.
Jackson, German broke new ground
Prior to the 1970s, no member of the African-American community in Anderson and Madison County was able to win elective office.
- Ken de la Bastide: Bad timing for Smith administration The administration of Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith couldn’t have picked a worse time to divulge that Tom Brewer, superintendent of the water department, was given a $21,000 raise in December.
- Council tables water rate increase after four hours of discussion The Anderson City Council tabled ordinances dealing with a proposed water rate increase and improvements to the water delivery system. The action came as residents lined up at Thursday's council meeting to speak for and against the rate hike.
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