Something Stinks: Money in Local Politics

Why is money in local politics such a bad thing? People work hard to grow a successful business, so shouldn't they be allowed to invest some of that money into the campaign of a candidate they support. The problem is that money will always have strings attached. For example, Paul Thrift has made over $200,000 … Continue reading Something Stinks: Money in Local Politics

Something Stinks: Bidding Construction Projects

For those of you that might be new to my "Something Stinks" series, I have been trying to cover different areas that highlight Terre Haute's ongoing issues with corruption. The name stems from the terrible smell that plagued Terre Haute during my entire adolescence. Like many local issues, you might not see explicit corruption in … Continue reading Something Stinks: Bidding Construction Projects