Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Political Capital And Amtrak

Jul 2, 2015

We spar a little with the mayor about all the acceptable uses for political donations.
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West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis is assured of a third term in office after no one filed to run against him by this week’s deadline. So this month on our conversation with Mayor Dennis, we talk about leadership in Indiana – and about its intersection with ambition. If he believes he’s doing a good job here, why not go for more?

On this week’s Ask The Mayor, we also address the latest delay to Amtrak service through Greater Lafayette – and how much the cities in the area might have to pay to keep it going, even though there’s now more money from the state.

Is it fair to charge cities which supply the most riders – and thus, the most revenue – more?