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How did the Indiana legislative session affect you?

INDIANAPOLIS | For better or worse, there's likely something affecting every Hoosier in at least one of the 224 legislative proposals the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly has sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 15, 2014 7:30 pm

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

Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related
Study finds new criminal code may fail to reduce prison population

Study finds new criminal code may fail to reduce prison population

INDIANAPOLIS | Major changes to Indiana's criminal code, set to take effect July 1, will increase the state's prison population unless prosecutors and judges apply the new, often reduced, advisory sentences for felonies.

December 10, 2013 5:30 pm Related
Legislative preview: Lots to do, little time

Legislative preview: Lots to do, little time

The Indianapolis 500 always will be the fastest race in the state, but in even-numbered years the legislative sprint by the Indiana General Assembly runs a close second.

November 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Ex-offenders testify to merits of Positive Impact group at dunk-tank event

Ex-offenders testify to merits of Positive Impact group at dunk-tank event

CROWN POINT | The grill was fired up Wednesday, and so were those lobbing balls toward a dunk tank filled with frigid water.

July 24, 2013 8:10 pm Photos


Griffith man wins reversal of child molesting conviction

Griffith man wins reversal of child molesting conviction

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals overturned a Griffith man's child molesting conviction Tuesday after determining prosecutors did not prove he acted to satisfy sexual desires.

July 16, 2013 5:37 pm Related

Region lawmaker to shape state budget

INDIANAPOLIS | For the first time since 2007, a Northwest Indiana lawmaker will play a significant role in deciding how the state spends some $30 billion over the next two years.

March 11, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Senate must recalibrate scales of justice

Indiana's criminal code, no less than any other mechanism, requires periodic maintenance.

March 04, 2013 12:00 am

Ind. criminal code rewrite wins House approval

INDIANAPOLIS | A five-year project to rethink and reform how Indiana sentences its felony criminals won approval by the House late Monday night.

February 25, 2013 8:45 pm Related


Budget panel delays action on criminal code rewrite

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House Ways and Means Committee wants more information about the future costs of implementing a massive rewrite of the state's criminal code before it sends the legislation to the full chamber.

February 05, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Reform of Indiana's criminal code clears first hurdle

INDIANAPOLIS | Five years of bipartisan review, debate and negotiation paid off Wednesday as a House committee unanimously approved the first major overhaul of Indiana's criminal code since 1977.

January 16, 2013 6:45 pm Related


Community Corrections settles with former employee in civil rights lawsuit

HAMMOND | A Crown Point woman who worked for a Lake County alternative sentencing program for criminals has settled a civil discrimination lawsuit, federal court records show.

January 18, 2012 11:46 am

Lake Community Corrections awarded state funding

CROWN POINT | Lake County Community Corrections learned it will receive operating money for the next state fiscal year beginning July 1.

May 03, 2011 7:30 pm

New court aims to curb repeat offenders

CROWN POINT | In the works for about nine months, Lake County's newest court will work to reduce the number of offenders who have become court regulars.

April 15, 2011 12:00 am
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