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EDITORIAL: Legislature must focus on unfinished work

On two issues -- sentencing reform and local government reform -- the Indiana General Assembly took a step in the right direction this year, but not far enough.

May 01, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Review entire structure of county government

EDITORIAL: Review entire structure of county government

The Indiana General Assembly appears to be planning to take another look at the structure of county government this summer. It's a good idea.

April 03, 2013 12:00 am Related
Election would go on if disaster hit Indiana

Election would go on if disaster hit Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | The images of houses under water in New York and New Jersey because of Superstorm Sandy call to mind the thousands of Northwest Indiana homes flooded in 2008 following a major storm.

November 02, 2012 6:30 pm
EDITORIAL: Poster child for county government reform

EDITORIAL: Poster child for county government reform

The feud between the Porter County Council and the Board of Commissioners would be settled if local government reform were to be enacted finally in Indiana.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Related
BRIAN HOWEY: Urge Daniels to stump for government reform

BRIAN HOWEY: Urge Daniels to stump for government reform

In 2005, we witnessed the extraordinary powers of a governor willing to use his political capital.

December 11, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Competence may show need for appointments

MARK KIESLING: Competence may show need for appointments

It's very possible that the election of the new Porter County assessor could be turned into an argument for a county manager system.

February 14, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Assessing the Porter County assessor

EDITORIAL: Assessing the Porter County assessor

When Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder took office, he promised to do his best to make that office operate efficiently, effectively and fairly. There was more work to be done than he realized.

February 03, 2011 12:00 am Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Government for Internet Age, not frontier days

It's an unfortunate irony that Indiana, with our well-deserved reputation for keeping government lean and accountable, is awash in elected officials and layers of local administration.

January 23, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Great hopes for great accomplishments

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels laid out an aggressive agenda for change Tuesday and gave a rousing pep talk to the Indiana General Assembly. His impatience in his State of the State Address mirrors ours.

January 12, 2011 12:00 am
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