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Jehl wants to amend tax abatement policy

City Councilman Russ Jehl has a proposal to amend Fort Wayne's tax abatement policy.

March 29, 2017 12:20 pm


Activist disappointed by lack of interest in Bowser

The decision to move forward with demolition of the former Bowser Pump buildings on Fort Wayne's southeast side is more than a little disappointing for Donita Mudd.

March 29, 2017 12:10 pm


Barranda wants more of a say in the budget

The Fort Wayne City Council should be more involved in the city budget process, Councilman Michael Barranda, R-at large, said Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 12:00 pm


Russia debate heats up Indiana House

Things got testy in the Indiana House on Thursday – and the topic was Russia. Rep. Ryan Dvorak, D-South Bend, offered an amendment that would divest state pension funds from ...

March 25, 2017 10:01 pm


Banks to vote "yes" on GOP health care bill

Freshman Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, says he will vote in favor of the Republican health care legislation even though "it doesn't go far enough" to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

March 22, 2017 7:28 am


Messer hints at Senate run

Rep. Luke Messer, R-6th, sent a clear signal Tuesday that he intends to run for a seat in the U.S. Senate – and that he will have some high-profile support.

March 21, 2017 11:20 am


Holcolmb's pick to win NCAA - Arizona

Spurred on by Indiana Pacers mascot Boomer, Gov. Eric Holcomb took to Facebook Monday to unveil his NCAA tourney picks. He called for an upset of Florida State by Florida Golf Coa ...

March 18, 2017 10:01 pm


Banks meets with Trump to push health-bill changes

Freshman Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, was among 13 members of the House Republican Study Committee who met Friday at the White House with President Donald Trump about the GOP health-care bill.

March 17, 2017 1:54 pm


Donnelly to have town hall in Muncie

Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. – considered among the most vulnerable senators up for re-election in 2018 – has scheduled a town hall meeting Sunday at Ball State ...

March 14, 2017 12:45 pm


Holcomb on email

Gov. Eric Holcomb's administration has been busy dealing with a ton of requests for emails from his predecessor's tenure.

March 14, 2017 6:20 am


The Holcomb bracket

Gov. Eric Holcomb took to Facebook Monday to unveil his NCAA bracket picks. He called for an upset of Florida State by Florida Golf Coast but otherwise largely picked the favored seeds.

March 13, 2017 2:51 pm


Constitution clear on schools superintendent

What’s in a name? Apparently a lot. The Senate is preparing to consider a bill that would change the elected superintendent of public instruction to an appointed position. ...

March 11, 2017 10:01 pm


Indivisible rally planned for Saturday

Indivisible Indiana Third Congressional District will conduct a rally at the Allen County Courthouse Green on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump's agenda.

March 9, 2017 7:46 pm


Banks salutes Eagles' sectional title

Churubusco High School's boys basketball team received a shout-out Thursday on the floor of the U.S. House. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, congratulated the Eagles for their fir ...

March 9, 2017 7:47 pm


Council still delaying action on nuisance property ordinance

The Fort Wayne City Council is holding off consideration of a proposed nuisance property ordinance until the Indiana General Assembly votes on a similar bill later this year, City ...

March 8, 2017 11:00 am


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