Yearly Archives: 2015


Of all the road funding plans you’ll hear about in the 2016, Sen. Brandt Hershman has the one that you can take to the bank. Ugh. Even I hate myself for using that pun. It’s Senate Bill 67: a $418 million infusion for local roads that doesn’t use any borrowing […]

Local Road Plan: Float Me a $20



The post below was originally published on my previous site on July 17, 2015. Ritz dropped out of the governor’s race on August 7, but you already knew that. Hey, Hoosiers. On January 11, in a playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Dez Bryant made […]

Why Glenda Ritz can’t raise money



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The post below was originally published on my previous site on June 18, 2015. In my defense, this was before the musical Hamilton became huge. Can Lin-Manuel Miranda be on the $10? Stop the (treasury) presses! The federal government is listening to the people.* The Treasury Department announced last night […]

Why putting a woman on the $10 doesn’t matter


The post below was originally published on my previous site on August 12, 2014. Joe Hogsett has since been elected Mayor of Indianapolis, but you already knew that. Hey Hoosiers, welcome to Indiana Explained, where we rip something from the headlines and explain it Indiana-style. Today’s topic: Exploratory Committees. Exploratory […]

EINO: Exploratory in name only


This post originally appeared on our old blog on August 1, 2014. Recently, Gregg Doyel took up a similar issue in the Indy Star. At Indiana Explained, we like to stay ahead of the times.  Hey Hoosiers! Today, we’re looking at the Indiana High School Athletic Association, or IHSAA. This […]

The high school eligibility debate



The post below was originally published on my previous site on July 18, 2014 . Nine months later, the Indiana General Assembly — at Governor Pence’s urging — passed another tax amnesty to pay for a regional cities economic development program. It’s notable that, once again, not a single person […]

When Tax Amnesty Was Totally Cool