CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave its approval Wednesday to a property tax levy for the upcoming year that they say remains at the same level it has been for years.
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 | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, is not impressed with state efforts to dream up complicated workarounds to the Affordable Care Act when implementing the law would immediately provide health coverage to an estimated 400,000 low-income Hoosiers.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council on Tuesday night approved a proposal to save tax dollars and alleviate jail overcrowding by contracting out correctional services for some inmates.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency, was established by Republican Gov. Mike Pence to integrate education and workforce training in Indiana by uniting various school and employment boards and agencies under a single umbrella.
ST. JOHN | The new year will be a little more prosperous for town employees.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Democratic candidate for state auditor believes a lack of transparency is concealing spending by Republican Gov. Mike Pence's Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency that has clashed repeatedly with the Indiana Department of Education.
INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue was well below expectations through the first third of the budget year, even though Indiana in October exceeded its monthly revenue target for the first time since June.
Why do we continue to give away billions in foreign aid and weapons, to countries that hate America and Americans, then have our own weapons used against us?
Porter County's 2014 budget, approved last week, fails to address a number of chronic issues facing the county.
VALPARAISO | Clerk-Treasurer Sharon Swihart is the only elected official who will receive a pay increase in 2014 under the salary ordinance approved by the City Council.
EAST CHICAGO | City Council President Lenny Franciski issued a news release Thursday to address rumors that the City Council is attempting to close down the City Court.
CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined his proposed $6.97 billion budget Wednesday, but warned that if state lawmakers don't enact pension reform before the city's own obligations surpass more than $1 billion next fiscal year, Chicago would be such an expensive place to live and work …
Nancy Pelosi: "Those anti-government ideologues who have landed in Congress."
The government keeps talking about needing a budget. They want to spend more money that we don't have.
INDIANAPOLIS | While the "no surrender" stance of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, held the limelight during the 16-day federal government shutdown, a Hoosier senator worked behind the scenes and across party lines to get the government reopened and paying its bills on time.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois school administrators received another jolt of negative news last week: The already reduced level of funding they receive from the state could be slashed even more beginning next year.
If John Boehner truly believes there are not enough votes in the House to pass a clear budget bill, why doesn't he just go ahead and allow the vote to be taken to prove he is right? What would it cost ?
CEDAR LAKE | The Hanover School Board of Trustees held a budget hearing prior to their regularly scheduled October meeting Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence blamed Barack Obama for the federal government shutdown Friday, saying the Democratic president should give in to some of the House Republicans' demands.
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