"What are your 2013 priorities for your state's legislature?"
Region views on legislative priorities
Elaine Dougherty, Batavia | "Getting jobs and the economy going. Stop putting themselves as a priority and put the people first."
Peter Liaskls, Hammond | "Hopefully, the government will do something good for our society. I'd like to see America, especially Northwest Indiana, the hub of the steel industry again."
Kaitlin Salina, Portage | "More of a focus on educational funding and hiring more teachers."
Pat Florence, Kouts | "Lower property taxes. They need to have way stricter laws for animals that are abused. Give animal abusers jail time."
Terry Zych, Lake Station | "They need to lay low, stay under the radar and let the people feed from the fat of the land."
Everett Streeter, Gary | "More gun laws. There's too many people dying these days due to too many guns."