The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 1 - January 5, 2013I’m Not Indicted                                              White Out  ...
The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 1 - January 5, 2013                                              again, what do we know? We’...
The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 1 - January 5, 2013the Indiana General Assembly willpass a bill that eliminates the at-large...
The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 1 - January 5, 2013anywhere but has to offer it up to            unless they’re getting read...
The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 1 - January 5, 2013Another Auditor Candidate                     When Carter got named, ther...
The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 1 - January 5, 2013By the way, the Hamilton CountyCommissioner job pays about$50,000 annuall...
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  1. 1. The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 1 - January 5, 2013I’m Not Indicted White Out We hear when the new Indianapolis Public School Board convenes one of the first orders of business is some major houseWe at the Cheat Sheet are keeping cleaning, including getting rid ofa close eye on the U.S. Attorney’s Superintendent Dr. Eugene White.Office and whole Carl Brizzi-John TCS hers White is being made anBales deal. You know real estate offer to resign (and get thedeveloper Paul Page recently remainder of his salary left on hisentered into a plea agreement to contract) or he will be fired and getcooperate with the feds. TCS only his pay up until June. Eitherhears the feds have interviewed a way, he’s gone. In addition, a lotlot of former Brizzi employees, of the IPS bureaucracy is going tosome have been very cooperative, be told to leave as well. It’s notothers not so much. They also clear whether they will do a newrecently interviewed former Brizzi search for a new Superintendent orChief Trial deputy David Wyser, hire a “CEO” to run the district.who we also hear is a possible One name being circulated to takeperson of interest. Interestingly over is Karega Rausch, formerenough, Wyser is getting ready to head of Charter Schools for the citymove out of state either to of Indianapolis and now the headCalifornia or Nevada. He may want of Stand for Children, Indiana.to ponder a place that doesn’t havean extradition treaty with theUnited States. TCS will have a lotmore on this in a future edition.The Cheat Sheet. A Publication of Indy Politics. Got some gossip? Send it toabdul@indypolitics.org. Page 1
  2. 2. The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 1 - January 5, 2013 again, what do we know? We’re just gossip and rumor mongers!Ritz Fails to ImpressThe more Glenda Ritz talks toIndiana lawmakers the worst it City-County Council Stuffgets. In a private meeting withDepartment of Education attorneysover some interpretation of thestate education statute she chimedin starting with “As a Librarian, Ithink…” all that did was make eyesroll. She is also still big on buildinga tunnel in her office to connectthe two sides that are currentlyseparated by a staircase.One thing that is happening is thata lot of charter and choicesupporters are worried about Ritz It looks like there’s a budget dealplaying games with charter reached between Mayor Gregschools, so look for something to Ballard’s office and City-Countyhappen in the next week or so that Council President Maggie Lewis.removes charter schools from The two sides are using theunder DOE and puts them under weekend to sell the idea to theirthe office of the Governor. caucuses. We don’t have the details yet, but give us a fewAlso, we hear Ritz wants to audit hours.the families that receive vouchersto make sure they meet the Also Maggie recently announcedcurrent state income requirements. she is running for Council PresidentWe’re not sure how that’s going to again. John Barth will be Vice-look with a white woman from President and Vern Brown isHamilton County wanting to audit sticking around as minority leader.the finances of poor, minorityfamilies who are trying to get their Of course, a lot of this could be akids a better education, but then moot point as Council Democrats are scared you-know-whatless thatThe Cheat Sheet. A Publication of Indy Politics. Got some gossip? Send it toabdul@indypolitics.org. Page 2
  3. 3. The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 1 - January 5, 2013the Indiana General Assembly willpass a bill that eliminates the at-large positions. Right nowDemocrats hold all four at-largepositions, giving them their 16-13majority. In the past House andSenate Republicans were afraid to No Common Ground oneliminate the at-large seats for fear Common Coreof bring labeled racists, but thatwas also back in the day when Republican State Senator ScottRoselle Boyd, Ron Gibson and Schneider has introduced“King” Ro Connelly were on the legislation that would pull Indianacouncil and the at-larges were 75% out of Common Core, the federalBlack, now they are 75% white education guideline program.(Pam Hickman, John Barth and However, that may not be asZach Adamson). Thank County simple as it sounds, we’re told theChairman Ed Treacy for that one caucus is pretty divided on thissince he didn’t want too many issue and it could get ugly. Weblacks running in at-large frankly don’t think it will getpositions. The only black at-large anywhere.Councilor is Leroy Robinson. In A Wing and The Lord’s Prayeraddition, there are a growingnumber of black Indianapolisresidents who think the at-largesare useless positions and would bewilling to go testify in anycommittee hearing as well. Thequestion now is if the at-largeswere eliminated would their termexpire in 2015 or would they beeliminated now, but they would stillbe paid ½ their salary for the There’s more to Senator Dennisremainder of their terms. Stay Kruse’s bill that would mandate thetuned to this one. Lord’s prayer be said in charter schools than you might think. While Kruse is a deeply Christian man, he knows the bill won’t goThe Cheat Sheet. A Publication of Indy Politics. Got some gossip? Send it toabdul@indypolitics.org. Page 3
  4. 4. The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 1 - January 5, 2013anywhere but has to offer it up to unless they’re getting ready to getkeep constituents happy. In active.addition Senate Pro Tempore DavidLong doesn’t like to automaticallykill bills so he will let them float upand then get shot down. While itdoes have the potential to hurt the View from Da Regionimage of the caucus, it also sends We hear former Lake Countya signal to the ideologues to keep Sheriff Roy Dominguez may be inthe crazy at home. some hot water soon. Also, they’reFishing for Mayor going caucus crazy up there with a lot of musical political chairs takingNow that Fishers is about to place since Rick Niemeyer wonchange to a mayoral form of State Rep and his county Councilgovernment, with a mayor elected seat had to be filled.directly by the voters (what a novelconcept), the candidates are lining Who Wants to Be Chairman?up for the job. So far the short list We hear the next reorganization atis Town Council President Scott the Republican and DemocraticFaultless, and council members state central committee meetingsRenee Cox and John Weingardt and could get interesting. TCS is stilla dark horse, to be named later. hearing folks are trying to get Vi Simpson to run for the job as State Chair, however a new name we’re hearing is Trish Whitcomb Riley,Way Down South who is an advisor to Glenda Ritz. We also don’t expect GOPAlthough TCS focuses a lot on Chairman Eric Holcomb to stay put.Central Indiana, we do get an Since he was Mitch’s appointmentoccasional report from down south. we figure he will want incomingWe hear that former Evansville Governor Mike Pence to have hisMayor Jonathan Weinzapfel is own person there. We hear Pencelooking to get active again in the may pick a female to replacefuture and get this, Evan Bayh sent Holcomb.out a lot of Christmas cards to hisfellow political types. No onesends Christmas cards in politicsThe Cheat Sheet. A Publication of Indy Politics. Got some gossip? Send it toabdul@indypolitics.org. Page 4
  5. 5. The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 1 - January 5, 2013Another Auditor Candidate When Carter got named, there was the talk that current HamiltonLook for GOP Fayette County County Chairman Pete Emigh wasChairman David Cox to possibly going to run and that kept a lot ofthrow his hat in the ring for State people out. Now that Emigh isn’tAuditor. He currently works for the running the floodgates of politicalDepartment of Natural Resources. crazy have opened up. Try to follow this. Steve Holt is trying to pull a Mitch Daniels and get precinct committeemen to “recruit” him to fill the spot even though his term ends this month. He’s being backedHamilton County Cluster**** by Commissioner Steve Dillinger. Another name is Mark Heirbrant who has the backing of Christine Altman. Rumor also has it that Emigh likes him as well. Another person looking for the job is County-Councilor Rick McKinney. And there is a move afoot to recruit Amy Massillamany ofYou would think that with the Fishers to run as well, she alsoRepublican reputation for being serves on the County Council.orderly, things would be runningsmoothly in Hamilton County. Not What makes this so odd is that aso much. Since former Sheriff guy by the name of Greg PulseDoug Carter was named as the leads a hard core ideologicialnew incoming head of State Police faction of the Hamilton County GOPthings have gotten wild and crazy and he has been looking to takeup in the HC. out Eimgh as Chair for a while. So he may be looking to makeHere’s the deal. Carter had just statement as well. There are moregotten elected to County than 200 PCs who would vote toCommissioner and was getting fill the spot, 70 were appointed byready to replace Steve Holt who Eimgh.decided not to run again becausehe didn’t want to lose to Carter.The Cheat Sheet. A Publication of Indy Politics. Got some gossip? Send it toabdul@indypolitics.org. Page 5
  6. 6. The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 1 - January 5, 2013By the way, the Hamilton CountyCommissioner job pays about$50,000 annually. It has healthinsurance and since Commissionersdole out all the contracts there area lot of “perks” that go along withthe job that should probably bedisclosed somewhere on an ethicsform, if there was one.Disclaimer:The Cheat Sheet is a publication ofIndyPolitics.Org. This is a compilationof pure gossip, rumor and blatantinnuendo. If you’ve got somethingyou want to share, send it toabdul@indypolitics.org. We promisenot to use you name because we wantto take full credit for it!The Cheat Sheet. A Publication of Indy Politics. Got some gossip? Send it toabdul@indypolitics.org. Page 6

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