It’s getting to the point when I barely remember a time before the Deep Freeze set in. And I can’t even deal with the forecast for snow and then MORE arctic air arriving later this week. Ugh!
Here’s a roundup of 10 or so more links to start off your Tuesday:
- On Monday night, an Indy City-County Council panel OKd the controversial $18.5 million package of tax incentives for Angie’s List. It now goes before the full council for a vote. (IndyStar)
- Biting my nails: Today’s final House vote on allowing Sunday carryout alcohol sales is going to be close. (Fox59) | In Monday action: Gov. Mike Pence signed the shorter ISTEP into law (Chalkbeat), and legislators voted to advance an $80 million criminal justice bill (IndyStar) and to repeal the minimum wage for construction projects (IBJ).
- Indianapolis ranked No. 9 on CBS’ recent list of “America’s 11 Poorest Cities.” Among the stats that they cite: One in three of us makes less than $29,000. (CBS News)
- Defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois, one of the Colts’ big 2013 free-agent acquisitions, has been shown the door. (IndyStar)
- Republicans in D.C. are split on how to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, whose funding is ensnared in their dispute of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on deportations. (Washington Post)
- A historic U.S.-Iran deal on nuclear activities could be taking shape. (Associated Press)
- What was the motive to kill “American Sniper” Chris Kyle? So far, the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh hasn’t provided good answers. (CNN)
- Meet the (female! yay!) inventor who may kill the power cord. (USA Today)
- Love this. The AP used location data from Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock’s prolific Instagram to document his extensive plane travel with donors at taxpayer and campaign expense. (Associated Press)
- The LAST. EVER. episode of NBC’s Indiana-set “Parks and Recreation” airs tonight at 10 p.m. The comedy’s final season may have been its best ever. (Wired)
What are you reading? Leave a link in the comments!