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DOUG ROSS: Let congressional committees function

DOUG ROSS: Let congressional committees function

Everyone knows Congress is dysfunctional. U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, knows this well. He offered his insights Monday to The Times Editorial Board and on the nwi.com Political Roundtable.

November 08, 2013 12:00 am Video
RICH JAMES: Visclosky lights fuse under local match

RICH JAMES: Visclosky lights fuse under local match

When it comes to the betterment of Northwest Indiana, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is the best.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Speedway bailout taxes imagination, too

DOUG ROSS: Speedway bailout taxes imagination, too

Indiana legislators seem to be racing toward handing over state tax money to the Terre Haute company that owns the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This has irony written all over it.

February 23, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Tie airport board changes to RDA funding

Indiana Sen. Ed Charbonneau's legislation for Gary reforms, Senate Bill 585, is running into opposition in Northwest Indiana because of its proposed restructuring of the Gary/Chicago International Airport board of directors. This board revamp could be used as leverage to bring needed support…

February 05, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: We can't vouch for this expansion plan

Legislation to expand eligibility for school vouchers in Indiana needs to be scrapped, at least for now.

January 16, 2013 12:00 am
Coats named top Republican on Congressional economic panel

Coats named top Republican on Congressional economic panel

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., was selected Thursday to help lead House and Senate Republicans in reducing federal spending.

January 03, 2013 5:30 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Telltales from Pence's congressional career

BRIAN HOWEY: Telltales from Pence's congressional career

The congressional career of Mike Pence has been marked almost from the beginning with drama, uncanny timing, obstinacy and populism hewn to beliefs that extend from the Holy Bible to his public life.

June 19, 2011 12:00 am
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