Capitolbeat in Indy
Thanks to all those who attended Capitolbeat 2009 in Indianapolis.
What? You didn’t come! Well, here’s some of what you missed:
- A group of students blogged from many of our sessions. You can check that out by clicking here: http://capitolbeat09.wordpress.com/
- “I wanted a fight,” said David Ellis, the prosecutor who perused disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. “I wanted them to challenge me every step of the way, because I thought I could overcome that challenge.” Ellis was speaking at a capitolbeat panel that was covered by the Chicago Tribune. Click here to read that story.
- The AP covered comment Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels make to our group on Friday morning. He warned that his state faces more tight budgets before the economy recovers. Click here for that story. Chicago Tribune reporter (and long-time Capitolbeat member) Ray Long also covered that story. Click here for Ray’s take. The Indianapolis Star’s Bill Ruthhart also covered the story. Click here to read his version.
- And NCSL’s Michelle Blackston chatted up several of us scruffy media types during the conference, putting us on the business end of an interview for once. Click here to read her blog post.
If you attened, look out for surveys on this year’s conference coming to your e-mail soon. And thanks again for coming.