INDIANAPOLIS | A Calumet Township official told a legislative panel Tuesday it is "impossible" for the township to reduce its tax rate enough to avoid new state sanctions.
INDIANAPOLIS | Amtrak trains traveling between Indianapolis and Chicago will continue stopping at Dyer and Rensselaer every day of the week for at least one more year.
INDIANAPOLIS | A new vote analysis of the 2013 legislative session shows the Republican-controlled General Assembly — except for a handful of region Democrats — was practically a wholly owned subsidiary of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
INDIANAPOLIS | It is still seven months until members of the Indiana General Assembly resume regular daily meetings. But in many ways the 2014 legislative session began earlier this month, when the first study committees convened at the Statehouse.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has agreed to loan the Indianapolis Motor Speedway $100 million in state funds to pay for renovations, video boards and other improvements to the home of the Indianapolis 500 auto race.
INDIANAPOLIS | Griffith leaders were ecstatic Friday after Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed into law mandatory reductions in Calumet Township spending and a path for Griffith to exit the township if its excessive spending continues.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence enthusiastically approved legislation Thursday loosening a requirement that students attend public school for at least one year to qualify for a private school voucher.
INDIANAPOLIS | School corporations can each seek up to $50,000 in matching state funds to hire local police as school resource officers under a new law signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans who return or move to Indiana after completing their service are entitled to in-state college tuition under a new law signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are expected to study the structure of Indiana county government this summer with an eye toward establishing a single county executive.
INDIANAPOLIS | If some day Griffith succeeds in separating from Calumet Township, no one can say state Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, didn't try to stop it from happening.
INDIANAPOLIS | The possibility of Griffith leaving Calumet Township and joining another faded significantly Wednesday after a Senate committee substituted new limits on township poor relief spending for House-approved Griffith separation legislation.
7th Senate District State Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck Creek Represents: Southern Jasper County Experience: State senator since 2000; small business owner Committees: Tax and Fiscal Policy (chairman); Joint Rules (chairman); Appropriations; Rules and Legislative Procedures
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