Lawmaker's company getting $345k in state aid

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A company co-founded by a high-ranking House Republican and run by his son is getting $345,000 in state aid as it moves its headquarters.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has promised Mainstreet Property Group the money to help with its planned move from Cicero to Carmel. The senior housing developer was co-founded by Republican House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner and his son Zeke a decade ago.

Zeke Turner announced plans to spend $800,000 outfitting his company's new headquarters in a press release Monday. The state has promised $325,000 in tax credits and $20,000 if Mainstreet follows through in hiring new workers.

A spokeswoman for Eric Turner said he was not immediately available for comment Monday. A message left with Mainstreet was not immediately returned.

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Talk about a conflict of interest, but that is the way politics work in ole Indiana. And, in government in general. But, until We the People stand up and do something about these types of things, it is going to continue. Instead of offering state aid for these types of projects, how about helping out our homeless families, veterans, and elderly. Just like Republicans, they never think of "people" but it is always about the "money".

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