Sunday, July 22, 2012

Star Puts Spotlight On Disaster Relief Funds

Maureen Groppe wrote the front page story in today's Star, "Millions intended for natural disaster relief instead spent on technology and industrial parks", reporting on the use of  Disaster Relief Funds for new construction aimed at new economic development, not for restoration of those affected by the actual disaster.  An unrepentant Governor Daniels blithely talks about using the money for a strip mall near Crane Naval Warfare Center.

I only want to make note of two omissions - there was no attempt to examine who benefited from the money and their connection to the government officials who doled out that money.  Nor was there any mention that Disaster Relief bond funds were spent here in Indy as part of the financing of the nearly $100 million loan to developers of No-So, now City Center.

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