Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Wind Farm Economics And Birch Bayh's Legacy

Mar 14, 2019

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Perhaps the most decorated Democrat ever to serve Indiana in Congress – Birch Bayh – has passed away.

He left a legacy for other Democrats – including Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski – to follow, but is that sort of progressivism waning? Mayor Roswarski describes himself as a conservative Democrat, and he doesn’t have a challenger as he pursues a fifth term in office in this year’s race, which would seem to indicate popularity.

We inquire about the way forward for Democrats in Indiana this week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor.

Also on this edition of the show, county leaders say allowing industrial wind farms in the county would hurt economic development.

But the wind industry is one of the fastest-growing in the U.S. and has already spawned a school to learn about it just north of Lafayette. We get Mayor Roswarski’s take on renewable power as an economic driver.