Engineers and highway workers took elected officials on a tour of the Sherman Minton Bridge today to brief them on the span’s structural problems. The bridge was closed a week ago after a crack was discovered. Mayor Greg Fischer, Senator Mitch McConnell, Representatives John Yarmuth and Todd Young were there, along with Kentucky Transportation Secretary… Continue reading Officials Stress Need to Work Together in Wake of Sherman Minton Closure
Like many newly elected Republicans, Young wants to cut government spending and the deficit. One of the first such issues Young will have a chance to vote on is whether to raise the nation’s debt-ceiling. A higher ceiling would allow the country to carry more debt.
Hill, who has held the seat for five terms, came under attack during the campaign for his support of the federal stimulus and health care overhaul bills.
By Rick Howlett Indiana Congressman Baron Hill said today he’ll oppose any new effort to privatize the Social Security system. The 9th District Democrat is responding to a proposal from Republican Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin that would allow workers to invest their Social Security taxes through individual accounts. During a stop in New Albany,… Continue reading Hill, Young Spar Over Social Security
After some fierce primary election battles in Indiana this week, the Republican Party staged an event today to show a unified front. The party convened all candidates from the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Democrat Evan Bayh. They included the winner, former Senator Dan Coats, and four others, most of… Continue reading Indiana Republicans Push to Show United Face
Now, that the Indiana primary races are over, parties and candidates are starting to focus their attention on November’s general election. A majority of politically experienced Republicans were winners in races where they faced those who were connected to or had support from the Tea Party movement. Now, Republicans are looking to gain seats in… Continue reading Post Primary: Indiana GOP Looking for Gains in November
The tight Republican primary race for Indiana’s 9th Congressional district turned out to be a shock for one campaigns. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Faces were a bit glum Tuesday at the gathering place for those who supported business owner and former Congressman Mike Sodrel of New Albany as they watched election results come in. Deputy… Continue reading Despite Loss, Sodrel Pledges to Help Republicans in November
By Rick Howlett/Gabe Bullard Orange County deputy prosecutor Todd Young held off a strong showing by Columbus real estate investor Travis Hankins to win the Republican primary for Indiana’s 9th District U.S. House seat, according Associated Press returns. With all but one precinct reporting, Young had 34 percent of the vote, Hankins had 32 percent,… Continue reading Young Wins Close GOP Primary
Voters heading to the polls for today’s primary in Indiana say they aren’t seeing the lines they saw during the 2008, when there was a presidential election. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. By early afternoon, voters were trickling in at Jeffersonville’s Wilson Elementary School. But Kelly Khuri, who is campaigning for several Republican candidates, says… Continue reading Hoosiers Voting With Specific Issues in Mind in Primary
On Tuesday May 4, voters in southern Indiana will choose their major party nominees for the 9th District U.S. House seat.
The last four primaries have produced the same nominees –Democrat Baron Hill and Republican Mike Sodrel.
But as WFPL’s Rick Howlett reports, another, hard charging Republican candidate is now prominently in the mix.