Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana has announced he will support the nuclear deal with Iran; In the race for governor, John Gregg is now the only remaining Democratic candidate; A local group calling itself Bring Your Bag Bloomington is asking the Bloomington City Council to address the issue of plastic bag use at grocery stores and other businesses in Bloomington; The Monroe County government is developing rules for solar farms in response to a project proposed by Hoosier Energy; Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan is asking for a one-point-one percent budget increase for the city government next year.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation has been considering asking local voters to renew a special property tax introduced in 2011. The levy was approved by 63 percent of voters in 2010. That vote put the tax in place for six years. It’s set to expire at the end of 2016. Property owners are charged an extra fourteen-cents on every one-hundred dollars of assessed property value, and that money goes to the school corporation. The stated reason for the supplement was to make up for cuts in state funding of K to 12 public education. MCCSC staff, including the superintendent, have recommended seeking renewal. Assistant News Director David Murphy spoke to the President of the Board of Trustees of the MCCSC, Keith Klein, and to Cathy Fuentes-Rohrer, a parent of four school age children and the Chairperson of the Monroe County-South-Central Indiana chapter of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education.
Some 40,000 students are arriving in town right now. This can cause problems for local residents, but the students are often targets for fraudsters. Here’s some heads-ups for everyone!
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