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- Ken de la Bastide: Saving Wigwam faces critical June deadline Although the Wigwam complex missed one date with the wrecking ball, a more important deadline is set for June 10 that will ultimately decide the fate of the iconic gym.
Wrapping up the legislative session
With the 2014 legislative session now in the books, it's time for a wrap-up of the laws passed this year with the biggest impact on Madison County.
Street department to bid on demolition work
The Anderson Street Department has been given the green light to bid on demolition projects being funded through two other city departments.
- County making pitch for federal funds Madison County officials will be going to the nation’s capital in an effort to secure federal funding for construction of a new Eisenhower Bridge in downtown Anderson.
Water rate hike passes 5-3 despite public outcry
The Anderson City Council voted 5-3 late Thursday to raise the water rates by 21.18 percent in 2015 and 2016 and to issue $14.3 million in bonds for infrastructure improvements. The council listened to opponents for almost two hours before voting.
House OKs mass transit bill
The Indiana House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday evening allowing a mass transit system for central Indiana to go before voters. The House voted 66-34 to send the measure to the Senate late Thursday.
- Water rate hike up for final approval The Anderson City Council is expected to approve a 47 percent increase in water rates that will be phased-in over two years starting in 2015.
Bosma: $400M for roads, $15M for preschool program
Indiana would spend heavily on new road construction and launch a preschool pilot program under a pair of last-minute deals that Statehouse Republican leaders reached Wednesday.
New rules may keep moped riders on the road
Rep. Dave Wolkins could only oppose moped regulations for so long, as more bikes zipped along the roads and were involved in an increasing number of accidents. So Wolkins – who spent five years fighting to keep Indiana among the few states that don’t require a license, registration or insurance to operate the bikes – has lead the push for regulation.
Indiana House leader: Tax, preschool deals near
Republican leaders working on a series of last-minute compromises on top-tier issues of tax cuts, preschool and road funding announced Tuesday they were close to final agreements.
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