REP. YOUNG TO POST $1M FOR QUARTER:
Just days before he makes a presumptive Republican U.S. Senate bid
official, U.S. Rep. Todd Young scorched the fundraising circuit,
preparing to post $1,024,908 for the second quarter (Howey, Howey Politics Indiana).
HARRISON QUALIFIES FOR INDY MAYORAL BALLOT: Rev. Charles Harrison is now prepared to throw an interesting wrench into the Indianapolis mayoral race (Howey Politics Indiana).
Allies of the United Methodist pastor filed more than 6,600 signatures
to gain ballot access as an independent last week. Sources with the
Marion County Voter Registration have confirmed 3,200 signatures, with
another 150 pages yet to be counted, meaning Harrison qualifies for
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SANDERS SURGE WORRIES CLINTON CAMPAIGN:
The ample crowds and unexpectedly strong showing garnered by Senator
Bernie Sanders are setting off worry among advisers and allies of
Hillary Rodham Clinton, who believe the Vermont senator could overtake
her in Iowa polls by the fall and even defeat her in the nation’s first
nominating contest there (New York Times).
INDIANA TEACHER POOL DRYING UP; ‘POLITICIANS’ BLAMED:
School leaders in south-central Indiana are reporting that the number of
applicants they get for teaching positions has declined in recent
years (Ladwig, Greensburg Daily News). They blame primarily state funding constraints, which depress
teacher wages, and a blame-the-teachers mentality of politicians and the
media, which is pushing teachers out of the profession and prompting
fewer high school grads to consider teaching an attractive career. Budd
said that the number of applicants has declined especially for math,
sciences and foreign languages. “It has become a real struggle,” Budd
said. “The pool of applicants is definitely dried up.”
TEACHING LICENSES DOWN 88%:
Annual state data reveal that the number of teaching licenses the state
issues has fallen a whopping 88 percent in the last six years (Greensburg Daily News).
According to the Indiana Department of Education, the state issued in
the 2007/08 school year about 7,500 teaching licenses. In 2013/14, the
most recent year for which data were available, the state issued just
GM REBUFFS FIAT/CHRYSLER MERGER:
John Elkann, chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and scion of
Italy’s Agnelli family, isn’t giving up on forging a partnership with
General Motors Co. , despite being rebuffed by his Detroit rival twice
in the past four years (Wall Street Journal).
ZODY WANTS DETAILS ON CANCELED PORTER-NOVELLI CONTRACT:
Indiana Democrats have sent the Republican Pence administration a
formal request to release documents showing what the state got for its
money when it hired a New York public relations firm to deal with the
damage inflicted by a new religious objections law (Associated Press).
Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody said Monday that he wants
Gov. Mike Pence's office to release contracts, messages and emails
related to the agreement with Porter Novelli.
HPI DAILY ANALYSIS:
Hoosier taxpayers paid $365,000 to the New York PR firm Porter Novelli
to repair the state’s post RFRA damage. We ought to be able to see what
we paid for. Remember, Public Servants (this includes you, IEDC), you
work for us, the taxpayers. - Brian A. Howey
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