Energy bills are likely to be on the rise soon. You can send your “thank you” card to President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency. Since Congress failed to follow his request, the president turned to the EPA to perpetuate his administration’s attack on coal.
WASHINGTON | The former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal once again refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing Wednesday that quickly devolved into political bickering between Democrats and Republicans.
Saturday marks the beginning of a new month. It could either be a March backward or a march forward, depending on what Lake County's municipalities and the Indiana General Assembly decide.
Illinois-based small businesses that want to export goods overseas can look to the state government for help getting started.
Hoosiers might be surprised to learn that in 2012, the 112th Congress agreed on at least one thing; The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 – which included provisions to expand work-sharing policies in the U.S.
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In mid-January, Congress released its 2014 spending bill, and from a conservation standpoint, it’s good news for the Great Lakes and Indiana.
The farm bill is the best example of Washington’s dysfunction, waste and deception.
PORTAGE | Concerned he might not be able to drive on the snow-covered streets but wanting to hear what his legislators had to say, Jerald Balta hiked the 2 miles from his home to Portage City Hall Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat Tara Nelson decided this week not to take a second run at unseating U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis.
WASHINGTON | Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor. He unveiled an array of modest executive action…
Regional views on congressional priorities.
Mark Brown, Merrillville | "Passing the budget. It's a way to keep the economy running. Immigration: Allow those here now to stay, but we need jobs for Americans that are here."
Jennifer Symmes, Cedar Lake | "Fixing the economy. The minimum wage is too low. Consumer pricing is too high. Bring jobs back to America."
Danielle Costello, Dyer | "Health care. People need more health care. It would be nice to have money set aside for school to help people who can't afford the full tuition. The minimum wage should be the same as in Illinois, around $9. People aern't making enough to pay their bills."
Jan Balkema, Dyer | "Budget, agreeing on a budget. Immigration issues as well. I'd like to see the immigrants become citizens. I think we have a wonderful mix of cultures. We shouldn't make it so hard to become a citizen."
Region views on congressional priorities
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