INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly is likely to wrap up its work this week a day or two ahead of Friday's mandatory adjournment deadline.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.
INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received final approval Wednesday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 93-0 Tuesday to join the Senate in urging that the state transportation department rename Gary's Fifth Avenue for the late Gary Mayor Rudy Clay.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or reject plans that previously were passed by the Republican-controlled House.
It was about a month ago that state Rep. Charlie Brown had harsh words for Speros Batistatos.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, has proven once again that anything is possible at the Indiana General Assembly until the moment the annual legislative session is gaveled closed.
It's nice to see the late Rudy Clay be honored by the Indiana Senate, with the potential to rename Fifth Avenue in Gary in honor of the longtime politician who was so passionate about his city. But perhaps there's a better way to honor him.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court struck down Evansville's smoking ban Tuesday, potentially setting up a challenge to the state law that bans smoking in most indoor places.
INDIANAPOLIS | Nine Northwest Indiana Democratic state lawmakers decided Tuesday they will fight to return the $4 million expected to be saved by closing a Lake County tax loophole to the county and the three casino cities that generate the revenue.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptical the state will play a significant role in extending the commuter train to Dyer -- despite the best efforts of some region lawmakers.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House this week approved three health care-related proposals sponsored by state Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, that now go to the Senate for further review.
INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to require the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority have its budget approved by the Lake County Council will not advance out of a House committee prior to Tuesday's deadline.
I know Dems love to spend other people's money, but at least they could be honest when they are picking our pockets!
HAMMOND | George Van Til provided the ultimate letter of resignation from his elected county office Thursday, formally pleading guilty in Hammond federal court to felony crimes against taxpayers.
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.
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GARY | Waves of people have been flooding the website that serves as a portal to health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.
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