Lawmakers representing Indiana’s communities with casinos say legislation awaiting the governor’s signature breaks promises and drains local budgets. The legislation seeks to modernize Indiana’s gaming tax system. But the measure could decrease how much money local communities get from their casinos. Under existing law, locals are guaranteed $48 million a year; under the bill, if gaming revenues continue to fall, so will the money for those communities, beginning in 2022. Rep. Scott Pelath (D...
Arts and Culture
Saturday is Earth Day , and beginning this Friday, Save Maumee Grassroots Organization is making it a free, 3-day public celebration in New Haven, Indiana , with a goal of planting eleven hundred trees in the city's Moser and Heatherwood Parks.
The legislative focus of this year’s session wasn’t a mystery. Lawmakers already spent more than a year debating road funding. And so it wasn’t a surprise when Gov. Eric Holcomb told the General Assembly this in the first weeks of session. “I will work with you to establish a plan that invests in the new projects for the future that ensures Indiana will remain The Crossroads of America,” Holcomb said. But it was not the only big goal – or debate – this session. A number of education issues...
Behind The Mic
Martin Fisher, Executive Director of Fort Wayne's Science Central , has been the host of 89.1 WBOI's "The Weekly Experiment" segment for nearly six years.