Indy mayoral candidates take questions from voters

via FOX59 — Dan Spehler The candidates for Indianapolis mayor and council met with voters Thursday night, in a candidates’ forum hosted by the Nora community council. Democrat Joe Hogsett and Republican Chuck Brewer have appeared this week in a series of forums- with the election now about three months away. Already, Hogsett’s built a 

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Hogsett would seek plan to tackle neighborhood blight

via IndyStar — Kristine Guerra Indianapolis mayoral candidate Joe Hogsett on Tuesday proposed the first in a series of neighborhood initiatives that include leadership training for residents and a “redoubled” effort to tackle abandoned housing in the city. Hogsett, a Democrat, announced the plan during a news conference outside a charred and boarded-up building on 

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A ride with Joe Hogsett through a food desert

via IndyStar — Matthew Tully A grocery chain’s closure has sparked a conversation about Indy’s food deserts. Mayoral candidate Joe Hogsett says the problem demands full-time attention from the next mayoral administration. A few men were cleaning out the last remaining items inside the suddenly shuttered Double 8 grocery at 29th and Martin Luther King 

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Elected officials, clergy convened to discuss hunger

via Indianapolis Recorder — Jessica Key Think back to the last meal you ate. Was it earlier in the day, a couple of hours ago…right now? For some, their last meal may have been yesterday, and in countries like Africa, people go days without nourishment. Poverty is a primary reason why many people aren’t able 

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Hogsett announces plan for 150 new cops

Indianapolis mayoral candidate Joe Hogsett on Wednesday outlined a public safety plan that calls for hiring 150 new police officers in the next four years. The new officers, he said, would allow the department shift back to neighborhood-level beat policing, a departure from today’s model, which has officers covering larger zones. Hogsett rolled out the 

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Joe Hogsett airs early campaign ads

via WISH-TV — Jim Shella November is still a long way off but it’s not too soon for campaign commercials. Ads for Joe Hogsett hit the air Monday. Hogsett has lots of money and and Republican Chuck Brewer does not. That makes June an opportune time for Hogsett to use TV ads to build him 

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Hogsett proposes ‘Disclose Indy’ ethics reforms

Indianapolis mayoral candidate Joe Hogsett on Wednesday proposed a series of ethics reforms that include new restrictions on lobbyists, a government transparency website and term limits. He also called for scaling back the number of professional service contracts awarded without traditional competitive bidding, something that’s become a frequent source of tension between the City-County Council 

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Hogsett Enters Race for Indianapolis Mayor

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The 2015 race for Mayor of Indianapolis picked up momentum Thursday as Joe Hogsett made the first formal step to create a campaign. In the meantime, another Democrat attacked the mayor. Ed DeLaney sent the message that he is in the race to stay e ven if Joe Hogsett is considered the 

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