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Valpo hopes to speed bridge repairs

VALPARAISO | The city is moving as quickly as possible to repair or replace the two bridges damaged by flooding caused by heavy rains Friday.

August 25, 2014 7:34 pm

Illinois cigarette tax revenue rises 150 percent in July

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois' cigarette tax revenue more than doubled in July compared with the same period last year, state officials said.

August 06, 2013 7:00 pm

Illinois cigarette tax falling short of estimates

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois' $1-per-pack cigarette tax increase isn't bringing in as much money as lawmakers had originally hoped, according to state figures.

June 20, 2013 9:00 pm

Tallian files legislation to expand Medicaid eligibility

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, will lead the effort to expand Indiana's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, potentially providing health coverage to about 400,000 additional low-income Hoosiers at little cost to the state.

January 16, 2013 1:30 pm

State could implement Affordable Care Act without spending new money

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana could fully implement the Affordable Care Act and provide Medicaid health coverage to a half million uninsured Hoosiers for at least four years without requiring any new revenue.

September 19, 2012 7:15 pm

Benefits would come from hike in Indiana tobacco tax

Indiana should increase its tax on tobacco from under a dollar to at least $2 a pack to match those of Illinois and Michigan. This would have three benefits:

August 01, 2012 12:00 am

Quinn plan calls for Medicaid cuts, tax hike

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn, trying to close a $2.7 billion hole in the health program for poor Illinoisans, offered a plan Thursday that would toss about 215,000 people off Medicaid, raise cigarette taxes and cut payments to doctors and hospitals.

April 19, 2012 12:57 pm

Valpo is flush with riverboat casino cash

VALPARAISO | Don't bet that Porter County officials aren't glad to have casino gambling in Northwest Indiana.

January 29, 2012 11:45 pm
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