James Briggs
May 4, 2023 - News

City-County Council becomes a real(ish) job

A photo of Andy Nielsen speaking at a campaign event.

Democrat Andy Nielsen, who won a primary election Tuesday, says he plans to make the City-County Council his full-time job if he wins in November. Photo: Courtesy of Andy Nielsen's campaign

As the dust settled on a wild primary night in Indianapolis, one victorious candidate signaled a new direction for the City-County Council with members who could make it their full-time job.

Catch up fast: The council last year raised the annual salary for members to $31,075, up from a paltry $11,400, with the increase going into effect next year.

Primary election results: Carmel, Westfield mayoral races

Voters were electing new mayors in Carmel and Westfield. Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Close races topped the ticket in Carmel and Westfield as voters considered who they want as their next mayor.

Why it matters: Both suburban cities are starting new eras this year, as longtime leaders retire.

James Briggs
May 2, 2023 - Election

Your guide to primary Election Day in Indianapolis

A role of "I voted" stickers.

Go get your sticker today. Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

It's primary Election Day in Indiana, when Indianapolis and its suburbs will vote for city council and mayoral candidates, as well as whether to give more money to public schools.

Why it matters: If you wait until November, many contests will have been decided without your input.


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