Open Records Requests, Repealing Laws, and the Mannings – Open Item
Our big item today is a blog post I wrote about some public records requests made by a Hoosier citizen to Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz’s office. We have the original documents for you to review so you can draw your own conclusions, but we have some thoughts as well on the subject. It will be interesting as the week progresses whether or not the focus continues to be on her predecessors emails or the actual job she’s been doing over the last seven months. Indiana Chamber members will have an opportunity to hear about the work Ritz has been doing on their monthly policy conference call. If you’re a member and would like to participate in that on Friday, just follow this link to register.
In other news, State Senator Randy Head (R-Logansport) took to Twitter yesterday to ask businesses which state laws should be eliminated. You may want to send any suggestions you have his way. While the legislature doesn’t go back into session officially for a few months, many productive legislators are going to start planning out what bills they want to introduce so they stand a decent shot of getting passed.
On the lighter side, since many Hoosiers like to follow everything Manning, even though he’s playing for Denver now, Peyton Manning, his brother, their dad, and others are featured in a DirectTV YouTube video that pays homage to some old-school R&B/Rap music videos. If you’re familiar with Saturday Night Live’s digital shorts featuring Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake, this video is very similar:
Another happy, pick me up story comes from my personal blog, Jack UV all Trades. I shared an email update from my uncle about my grandfather’s performance at a national track and field meet in Pennsylvania over the weekend. My grandfather will be 93 this year. He’s an amazing guy and a truly a testament that age should not be a reason to slow down!