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Dems endorse candidates for May 6

LAKE STATION | The combined Lake Station, New Chicago and Hobart Township Democratic precinct organization endorsed the re-election of most incumbent officials in next month's primary.

April 21, 2014 8:45 pm

South Shore funding took unplanned route through Legislature

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.

March 15, 2014 7:00 pm

Legislature wraps session with busy final day

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.

March 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Lots left to do with little time remaining in legislative session

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.

March 09, 2014 1:00 am

State lawmakers send more measures to governor

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.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Region bills headed to governor's desk

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.

March 05, 2014 5:30 pm
House OKs naming road for Rudy Clay

House OKs naming road for Rudy Clay

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.

March 04, 2014 5:36 pm Related

Senate limits rental inspections, Lake tourism oversight

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.

March 04, 2014 2:28 pm
RICH JAMES: South Shore CVA needs fiscal oversight

RICH JAMES: South Shore CVA needs fiscal oversight

It was about a month ago that state Rep. Charlie Brown had harsh words for Speros Batistatos.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

Brown effort may give Lake Council control of tourism spending

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.

February 28, 2014 4:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Honor Clay, but choose another path

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.

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana Supreme Court strikes down Evansville smoking ban

Indiana Supreme Court strikes down Evansville smoking ban

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.

February 11, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Fight brewing over who gets $4M from Lake tax credit fix

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.

February 11, 2014 2:47 pm

NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

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.

February 09, 2014 6:00 am Related
Rep. Brown health legislation wins House approval

Rep. Brown health legislation wins House approval

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.

January 29, 2014 7:00 pm
Lake County Council won't get say on tourism spending

Lake County Council won't get say on tourism spending

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.

January 25, 2014 6:00 pm Related

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State Rep. Brown left out important facts about Medicaid

I know Dems love to spend other people's money, but at least they could be honest when they are picking our pockets!

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
Van Til formally pleads guilty to public corruption

Van Til formally pleads guilty to public corruption

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.

December 05, 2013 1:45 pm Photos

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Lawmaker questions Pence moves on health care

Lawmaker questions Pence moves on health care

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.

December 02, 2013 12:30 am Related
SOUTH SHORE ARTS' CHRISTMAS READINGS THROUGH THE AGES

SOUTH SHORE ARTS' CHRISTMAS READINGS THROUGH THE AGES

1994 A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

November 18, 2013 6:32 pm Photos

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