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- County Council supports 3 percent raise for employees Madison County workers will see their first pay raise since 2006 under a proposed budget for 2014 the County Council is expected to vote on by month's end.
City Council debates Smith administration budget priorities
The City Council voted unanimously to introduce Mayor Kevin Smith's proposed 2014 budget Thursday night, but pointedly put him on notice that the spending plan will be amended in the coming weeks.
- Budget deliberations expected to resume at City Council tonight The City Council is expected to resume fiscal 2014 budget deliberations tonight, but it doesn't appear that key issues surrounding Fire Department funding have been resolved.
- Historic church up for sale A church building built in the early 1900s is up for sale in Ingalls after the town council decided it was costing the city too much money.
- Frankton eighth-graders visiting D.C. despite shutdown Despite a government shutdown closing National parks across the nation, the Frankton eighth-grade class will still be making its annual field trip to Washington, D.C.
Changes to public pension benefits prompt pushback
The pre-retirement workshops offered to public school teachers and public employees around the state are rapidly increasing in attendance, as word gets out about potential reductions to their retirement benefits and some legislative pushback in response.
Longtime office holder Pat Dillon dies at age 86
Justice of the peace. County councilwoman. County auditor. County commissioner. But one of the people who worked closest with Pat Dillon said he'll remember her most for how she dealt with people.
County hopes to recoup taxes at annual property sale
Madison County will try and sell more than 2,052 properties at a tax sale today in order to collect more than $9.31 million delinquent property taxes.
- Pence to speak at Education Nation Summit Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be in New York City early next week, with some of what’s described as the “top thought leaders and influencers” in education, to talk about his ambitious plans to overhaul vocational education in Indiana’s high schools.
- Regional votes center proposal doesn't ignite public interest Despite two public hearings, Madison County Clerk Darlene Likens says she still doesn't have a good feel for public sentiment about regional vote centers.
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