The 25th Annual Fort Wayne Farm Show, which wrapped up Thursday, is one of the top-rated and largest in the country. It’s expected to bring over 30-thousand visitors to the city. But that figure may not grow much in the future.
There are only so many farmers. That number is going down every year, and Indiana farmers are also getting older.
That’s why Fort Wayne Farm Show director Steve Guenthner says events like his, that present the newest and most efficient machines, are so important.
Speaker Brian Bosma says a recent poll commissioned by House and Senate Republicans clearly indicates that Hoosiers want to have their say at the ballot box on the proposed amendment banning same sex marriage.
The House and Senate GOP caucuses commissioned a phone survey of registered voters that took place last week asking Hoosiers for their view on the same sex marriage ban amendment known as HJR-3.
53 percent of those surveyed say they support the amendment, contrary to earlier poll numbers put out by Freedom Indiana, a coalition opposing the measure.
A Pence administration official says the governor supports a House Republican plan that would allow local governments to eliminate a tax on purchases of new business equipment.
Governor Mike Pence made elimination of the business personal property tax the centerpiece of his 2014 legislative agenda. The levy on business equipment generates about one billion dollars a year for local governments. House Republicans countered with legislation that would allow county boards to eliminate the tax only on new purchases.
People on both sides of the debate over Indiana’s proposed same sex marriage ban amendment spoke passionately for hours in front of a packed House chamber Monday, as the amendment made its first legislative stop in a House committee.
The House Judiciary Committee audience was a sea of red – that’s the color opponents of the marriage amendment known as HJR-3 chose to wear. Those who testified before the committee in opposition to the amendment were from a diverse background – there were leaders from Indiana’s business and faith communities, legal experts and average citizens.
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced a proposal today to help renovate the University of Saint Francis’ downtown campus. The proposal would be paid for with the City’s Legacy Funds.
Henry says Fort Wayne is a center of education, and the city should capitalize on that benefit. He says "a lot of people don't realize that we have truly a college town. We have over 30,000 college students in this city."
USF plans to further renovate the Scottish Rite Facility on Berry Street, which is now their Performing Arts Center.