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Riggs, IFD honor Firefighter and Private Robert Madden

October 7, 2015
Troy Riggs, Director of Public Safety Outreach, served as keynote speaker for the IFD Firefighters Memorial, which was held at the Local 416. The memorial honored Robert Madden who was an Indianapolis firefighter in 1915. Madden died during World War I in 1918.Here is an excerpt from Riggs' speech: Robert Arthur Madden joined IFD on July 15th, 1915. After serving the city for... Read More »

Traffic Safety Facts: County Profiles 2014

October 6, 2015
Each year, the IU Public Policy Institute partners with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Traffic Safety Division and the Governor's Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving, to analyze vehicle crash data from the Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES) maintained by the Indiana State Police.Research findings are summarized in an annual series of fact sheets, a book of... Read More »

Noonan authors paper on adoption behavior of energy efficiency

October 6, 2015
Doug Noonan, Director of Research at the Institute, co-authored a research paper on factors that affect adoption behavior for residential Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning systems, including house characteristics and other economic and contextual factors. The paper, “Economic, sociological, and neighbor dimensions of energy efficiency adoption behaviors: Evidence from the U.S. residential... Read More »

Institute project outlines challenges of tracking Indiana’s local government financing
Jamie Palmer, Senior Policy Analyst

October 2, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS – The authors of a continuing fiscal benchmarking project say they've run into challenges as they try to monitor Indiana local government financial data. Their concerns have implications for legislators and taxpayers.Jamie Palmer, Senior Analyst at the IU Public Policy Institute, is part of an advisory committee leading the project “Fiscal Benchmarking for Indiana’s Local... Read More »

Institute report identifies number of veterans experiencing homelessness

October 2, 2015
The Indy Star recently cited the Institute's 2013 Point-in-Time Count, which showed that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness grew from 250 in 2010 to 320 in 2013. The report identifies individuals experiencing homelessness who have a high risk of death or disease, including veterans. The Institute and the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) collaborate to... Read More »