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Pryor on Blue Indy-OUCC agreement: “It’s still a bad deal, because it’s still a tax increase”

Pryor on Blue Indy-OUCC agreement: “It’s still a bad deal, because it’s still a tax increase”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis) today issued the following statement on an agreement reached between the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC), the city of Indianapolis, and Indianapolis Power and Light Company (IPL) on a proposed funding plan for BlueIndy, the city’s electric vehicle program: “No matter how you want to portray this decision as something that provides ‘enhanced consumer protections,’ the Read More...

Another step forward in "Landlord Registry" effort

Another step forward in "Landlord Registry" effort
For immediate release: Aug. 20, 2014       STATEHOUSE - I am thrilled to be writing you today to let you know that the Indianapolis City-County Council passed the "Landlord Registry" at Monday's meeting. The Council voted 16-11 in favor of Proposition 195 creating a landlord registry for rental property in Indianapolis.       As a firefighter, I know firsthand the problems that negligent landlords can bring to a neighborhood. Landlords who allow their properties to deteriorate and Read More...

Early registration for 3-on-3 basketball tourney now open; vendors sought for Back-to-School Jamboree

Early registration for 3-on-3 basketball tourney now open; vendors sought for Back-to-School Jamboree
For immediate release: Aug. 19, 2014   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) said the three-on-three basketball tournament for the Back-to-School Jamboree is now accepting pre-registration applications. The tournament will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) Campus. The Back-to-School Jamboree is also open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. “The three-on-three tournament attracts some of the finest talent Read More...