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Bureaucracy

LEE HAMILTON: Why government fails, what we should do

LEE HAMILTON: Why government fails, what we should do

As election season approaches, I’ve been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It’s that our government often fails — and that we need to address this.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Red tape can strangle good ideas

WILLIAM NANGLE: Red tape can strangle good ideas

Northwest Indiana is awash in bureaucracy. It threatens many projects vital to the region's future.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

House Republicans kill attempt to defund new Pence agency

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans stood up for a controversial new state agency last week, voting down a proposal by House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, to defund Gov. Mike Pence's Center for Education and Career Innovation.

February 02, 2014 8:15 pm
Claytor promises to be taxpayer advocate if elected state auditor

Claytor promises to be taxpayer advocate if elected state auditor

INDIANAPOLIS | A self-proclaimed "numbers guy," Democrat Mike Claytor kicked off his campaign for state auditor Thursday by vowing to protect Hoosiers from the bad math of Indiana Republicans.

September 12, 2013 10:00 am

Pence creates state jobs agency to oversee state jobs agencies

INDIANAPOLIS | With his tax cuts, works councils and career council all failing to reduce Indiana's 8.4 percent unemployment rate, Gov. Mike Pence decided Friday to take direct action to put at least a few Hoosiers to work.

August 23, 2013 1:17 pm Related

Indiana State Police aim to clear gun permit application backlog

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana State Police plan to hire extra staff and shift current personnel to clear up a backlog of more than 45,000 applications for licenses to carry a handgun.

July 08, 2013 5:00 pm

Dobis-led committee to assess need for state boards and commissions

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Chet Dobis, D-Merrillville, wants the leaders of Indiana's various boards and commissions to explain why they exist.

August 11, 2011 7:00 pm

Regional superintendents gird for budget battle

SPRINGFIELD | Regional school superintendents gathered here Tuesday to plot a strategy for survival.

February 24, 2011 12:00 am

Government monster just got a little bigger

Its not often that one gets the opportunity to witness the birth of a government bureaucracy, but I believe I have done just that.

September 13, 2010 12:00 am
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