A coalition of local police agencies and the Department of Public Safety is using grant money to purchase new equipment to detect drunk and aggressive driving. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is giving the $22,000 to the Marion County Traffic Safety Partnership.
Legislation passed this year allows local governments to either exempt new equipment from the business personal property tax, eliminate it on small businesses or abate the tax on specific projects for up to 20 years. It also created a study committee to examine the business personal property tax.
The City of Indianapolis has two weeks to provide a series of documents about the opening of the Regional Operations Center two years ago. The facility shut down last year because of unsafe working conditions.
A new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago says new leadership, a growing attitude of regionalism, and significant assets including major transportation infrastructure offer hope for economic growth in Gary.