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2014 Candidate Ethics Action Pledge
2014 Candidate Ethics Action Pledge

Candidates for municipal and county office have been asked to sign this ethics action pledge put forth by the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

April 15, 2014 1:38 pm
The Personal Property Tax in Indiana
The Personal Property Tax in Indiana

This report by the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute focuses on the consequences and complications associated with eliminate the

February 07, 2014 12:00 am
House Bill 1101
House Bill 1101

This is the text of House Bill 1101, sponsored by state Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell.

January 21, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's 2014 State of the State Address
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's 2014 State of the State Address

The text of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's State of the State Address, as prepared for delivery.

January 14, 2014 6:01 pm
Porter County Jobs Cabinet report
Porter County Jobs Cabinet report

The Porter County Jobs Cabinet issued these recommendations Dec. 18, 2012.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am
Ronier Scott's plea agreement
Ronier Scott's plea agreement

This is the text of the plea agreement signed by Gary City Councilman Ronier Scott. Scott is charged with failing to file federal income tax r…

December 12, 2013 12:00 am
Interlocal agreement for single call center
Interlocal agreement for single call center

This is the proposed interlocal agreement for a single E911 call center for Lake County.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am
Interlocal agreement for second call center
Interlocal agreement for second call center

This is St. John's proposed interlocal agreement for a second E911 call center for Lake County.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am
Edison school ISTEP scores
Edison school ISTEP scores

ISTEP scores for Roosevelt school, 2010-2013

September 26, 2013 6:34 pm
Roosevelt ISTEP results
Roosevelt ISTEP results

ISTEP results at Roosevelt school, 2010-2013.

September 26, 2013 6:20 pm
U.S. representatives' brief on offical prayer
U.S. representatives' brief on offical prayer

U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., joined many fellow congressmen in filing this U.S. Supreme Court brief in support of allowing official prayers …

August 07, 2013 12:00 am
Attorney generals' brief on official prayers
Attorney generals' brief on official prayers

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller joined many fellow state attorneys general in filing this U.S. Supreme Court brief in support of allowin…

August 07, 2013 12:00 am
U.S. senators' brief on official prayer
U.S. senators' brief on official prayer

U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., joined many fellow senators in filing this U.S. Supreme Court brief in support of allowing official prayers at go…

August 07, 2013 12:00 am
Hammond City Council Resolution 13R-22
Hammond City Council Resolution 13R-22

This Hammond City Council resolution prohibits discrimination by sexual orientation or sexual identity in Hammond.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
Beach access environmental assessment
Beach access environmental assessment

This is an environmental assessment of the National Park Service's Wabash Avenue/Porter Access proposal to make the Lake Michigan beach more a…

July 19, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's response to request for state troopers
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's response to request for state troopers

This is Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's response to Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's request for Indiana State Police assistance with the city's cr…

July 18, 2013 5:48 pm
Gary Maryor Karen Freeman-Wilson's request for state troopers
Gary Maryor Karen Freeman-Wilson's request for state troopers

This is the July 11 letter Gary Mayor Karen Freeman sent to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, in which she asked for Indiana State Police troopers to b…

July 18, 2013 5:45 pm
George Van Til indictment
George Van Til indictment

This federal indictment of Lake County Surveyor George Van Til details the public corruption charges against him.

May 17, 2013 4:27 pm
Indiana's contract for ISTEP+ services
Indiana's contract for ISTEP+ services

This is a copy of the Indiana Department of Education's contract with CTB/McGraw Hill for ISTEP+ services. See page 5 for the financial penalt…

May 02, 2013 12:00 am
Hammond's 2013 State of the City Address
Hammond's 2013 State of the City Address

These are the prepared remarks for Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.'s March 27, 2013, State of the City Address.

March 28, 2013 10:20 am
Indiana 2013 tax rankings
Indiana 2013 tax rankings

This chart shows how Indiana's business climate compares on a variety of taxes.

March 27, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma's letter to GOP chairmen
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma's letter to GOP chairmen

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma's recent letter to GOP county chairmen took issue with Gov. Mike Pence's proposed 10 percent income tax cut.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am
Jack Schaap sentencing memorandum
Jack Schaap sentencing memorandum

18-page memorandum ex-Pastor Jack Schaap filed in federal court in Hammond in anticipation of his Jan. 15 sentencing.

January 03, 2013 6:30 pm
Portage Township School Board resolution
Portage Township School Board resolution

The Portage Township School Board adopted this resolution Nov. 26 to urge Congress to avoid the drastic cuts in federal education spending tha…

November 28, 2012 12:00 am
Porter Beach access proposal
Porter Beach access proposal

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has proposed changes at Porter Beach that include better traffic flow, a pavilion and wheelchair access to the beach.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
Results of Lake County's 2012 general election
Results of Lake County's 2012 general election

This report shows the unofficial results of Lake County's Nov. 6, 2012, general election.

November 14, 2012 12:00 am
Results of 2012 Porter County general election
Results of 2012 Porter County general election

This report shows unofficial results from Porter County's Nov. 6, 2012 general election.

November 13, 2012 12:57 pm
Contest entry form
Contest entry form

Entry form for the Indiana Civil Rights Commission equality scholarship contest.

September 11, 2012 3:40 pm
State Board of Accounts on Hammond teachers union president
State Board of Accounts on Hammond teachers union president

This State Board of Accounts audit says the School City of Hammond cannot continue to pay the teachers union president's salary.

August 24, 2012 12:00 am
READY NWI's plan
READY NWI's plan

This is the READY NWI Ready to Work, Ready to Hire plan as presented to the Lumina Foundation, which is helping fund the effort.

August 23, 2012 12:00 am
Hoosier Lottery privatization proposal
Hoosier Lottery privatization proposal

The Hoosier Lottery issued this request for information, seeking bids for privatization of lottery operations.

July 18, 2012 12:00 am
E911 interlocal agreement
E911 interlocal agreement

Interlocal agreement establishing consolidated E911 centers. (Section 9 on committees to advise the commission has been removed.)

July 02, 2012 11:45 am
Indiana Department of Education letter to Gary school superintendent
Indiana Department of Education letter to Gary school superintendent

This letter warns interim Gary school Superintendent Edwyna Hord to tell students in the Roosevelt school area that they will not be involunta…

July 01, 2012 12:00 am
Supreme Court decision on health care law
Supreme Court decision on health care law

Read the Supreme Courts decision on the Affordable Care Act.

June 28, 2012 9:47 am
Indiana Chamber of Commerce 2025 plan
Indiana Chamber of Commerce 2025 plan

This is the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's 2025 plan. It could be modified after a series of regional meetings with key people throughout the state.

June 12, 2012 12:00 am
Judge's ruling on DCS' motion to dismiss CHINS case
Judge's ruling on DCS' motion to dismiss CHINS case

Judge's ruling on DCS' motion to dismiss CHINS case.

May 15, 2012 7:00 pm
Fact sheet on Wyden/Coats tax reform proposal
Fact sheet on Wyden/Coats tax reform proposal

This fact sheet explains the Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2011, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Dan Coats,…

April 25, 2012 12:00 am
Community Asset Inventory and Rankings report
Community Asset Inventory and Rankings report

The Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University analyzed each Hoosier county's assets and ranked them in terms of influ…

April 22, 2012 12:00 am
RDA to hire chief operating officer
RDA to hire chief operating officer

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority is preparing to hire a chief operating officer, which will be a new position for the orga…

April 13, 2012 8:00 pm
Letter to Gary School Board
Letter to Gary School Board

This April 10, 2012, from Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett is addressed to the Gary School Board.

April 12, 2012 12:00 am
Lake Central School Corp. email
Lake Central School Corp. email

This image shows a parent's email and the response by Lake Central School Corp. Superintendent Larry Veracco regarding the use of email addres…

March 31, 2012 10:00 pm
Audit of School City of East Chicago
Audit of School City of East Chicago

This State Board of Accounts audit of the School City of East Chicago covers July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2011.

March 28, 2012 7:34 pm
Indiana Department of Labor preliminary RTW rules
Indiana Department of Labor preliminary RTW rules

March 22, 2012 11:41 am
Lugar appeal of eligibility to vote
Lugar appeal of eligibility to vote

U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., has asked the Marion Circuit Court to restore his right to vote after the Marion County Election Board ruled las…

March 21, 2012 11:38 am
Ethics in Government Breakfast invitation
Ethics in Government Breakfast invitation

The Shared Ethics Advisory Commission encourages local officials to attend the second annual Ethics in Government Breakfast.

March 13, 2012 12:00 am
Audit of Valparaiso Community Schools
Audit of Valparaiso Community Schools

This 86-page State Board of Accounts audit of Valparaiso Community Schools covers July 2009 through June 2011.

March 06, 2012 11:03 am
IUOE Local 150 complaint
IUOE Local 150 complaint

Lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Hammond by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 claiming Indiana's right-to-work l…

February 22, 2012 3:11 pm
PDF: Letter to FIRE from Chancellor Keon
PDF: Letter to FIRE from Chancellor Keon

Letter believed to have been sent to FIRE by Purdue University Calumet Chancellor Thomas L. Keon.

February 14, 2012 5:16 pm
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