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- County spending $2 million on paving this year Madison County will be spending almost $2 million this year on paving projects, thanks in part to the reinstatement of the county’s wheel tax.
Mayors push back on Pence tax plan
Mayors from across the state are in open revolt against Gov. Mike Pence’s plan to cut a tax on business equipment, challenging his promises to protect their communities from the plan’s effects.
- Legal landscape rapidly changing on gay marriage bans Supporters of the marriage amendment say it’s needed to protect Indiana’s current ban on same-sex unions from being overturned by “activist” judges. But as debate moves forward in the Statehouse, the issue appears more and more likely to end up in the courts.
- Anderson City Council considering pet ordinance Dog and cat owners will be required to clean up after their pets or face a $25 fine, if a proposed ordinance receives the approval of the Anderson City Council.
Senate panel approves altered marriage ban
An Indiana Senate committee voted 8-4 Monday evening, along party lines, in favor of a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage, setting up a Senate battle on the issue later this week.
Pendleton approves resolution against cuts
Pendleton Town Council President Robert Jones said he understands why Gov. Mike Pence is pushing for an elimination of the business personal property tax.
- Ken de la Bastide: Tough vote expected on water rate The administration of Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith is seeking approval for a 47 percent increase in water rates for residential customers, but it will prove to be a tough sell.
GOP incumbents facing primary fights
Most incumbent Republicans in Madison County are facing primary election opposition from candidates aligned with the local tea party organization, the party chairman said Friday.
- Congress considering 40-hour work week bills As members of the Indiana congressional delegation fight to designate a change to what constitutes full-time employment, a local union believes it will increase the pay of part-time workers.
- Senate passes mass transit bill The Indiana Senate voted to pass a mass transit bill allowing Marion County and surrounding counties to pursue mass transportation programs if they chose to do so.
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