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Indianapolis Council Approves $20M for Mayor Joe Hogsett to Plan Jail Campus

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Indianapolis, IN | July 24, 2017
James Briggs, The Indianapolis Star

The City-County Council has moved Mayor Joe Hogsett's plan for a new Marion County criminal justice center one big step closer to reality, while also signaling that the project could face increasing scrutiny in the months ahead.

The council on Monday approved the Hogsett administration's request for $20 million to pay for planning and design work for a project that could cost up to $575 million. That money will allow the administration to shepherd the project through the rest of the year, completing engineering, site work, legal work and bidding.