An Indianapolis-based company that specializes in lending money to restaurant franchisees has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the operator of 70 fast-food restaurants in Indiana and three other states, claiming it breached its loan agreements by defaulting on payments and failing to properly run its franchises.
The Indiana Senate approved its two-year, $34.6 billion state budget proposal Tuesday morning, setting up final budget negotiations between both chambers as lawmakers close out the last two weeks of this year’s General Assembly.
A former attorney in Brownsburg who prepared tax returns for clients in the Indianapolis area has pleaded guilty to trying to evade payment of his own taxes and faces as much as five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
In a sudden legislative move that is raising alarms for utilities and environmentalists alike, Indiana Republicans want to put a moratorium on new, large power plants just as several large electrical providers are gearing up to retire aging coal-fired generating units and replace them with renewable energy and natural gas.
The Indiana Senate adopted the House’s version of a bias crimes bill Tuesday afternoon, sending the legislation to Gov. Eric Holcomb despite complaints from opponents who say the bill isn’t specific enough.
A newspaper reported that a casino magnate treated Gov. Eric Holcomb to two private jet flights last year and made big donations to Holcomb’s largest 2016 campaign donor while he was pushing for changes to Indiana law that would benefit his business.