As the November general election quickly approaches and my time as your 11th District state representative comes to a close, I want to thank you, the hard-working citizens of Northwest Indiana, for the support you have shown me over the past 18 years. It is truly appreciated and I am honored…
INDIANAPOLIS | For 12 years, state Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, was a fixture in the last row, aisle desk of the Indiana House, even keeping her seat in the back of the chamber as increasing seniority entitled her to a spot near the front.
When I was a high school page for House Speaker Kermit Burrous back in the early 1970s, I remember standing at the speaker’s podium for a photo with him, and looking out across the House chambers as members gathered for the session. I saw Jeff Espich and, of course, the little giant, the mar…
INDIANAPOLIS | Despite the efforts of a Northwest Indiana state lawmaker, scenes similar to Tuesday's Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election won't be playing out in Indiana any time soon.
Over the past few weeks, we've given a series of endorsements in major contested races facing voters in Lake and Porter counties. We recap them today so you can take this handy synopsis of our recommendations with you when you vote Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Democrats showed Friday they are eager to take on what appears likely to be the most conservative statewide Republican ticket in Indiana history.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Dan Stevenson, D-Highland, was praised Tuesday by his fellow representatives as a quiet but hardworking leader in the Indiana House.
A number of veteran Indiana lawmakers have either been defeated at the ballot box in recent years or, like Reps. Chet Dobis and Dan Stevenson, have decided not to run for re-election. That should not go unnoticed.
INDIANAPOLIS | A side effect of the ongoing fight over right-to-work in the Indiana House is an almost total lack of action on any legislation sponsored by Democrats.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, fined 33 of the 40 House Democrats $1,000 each Wednesday for refusing to attend the House session.
There's nothing like an open political seat to generate a lot of speculation about a successor.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Munster attorney will seek the Republican nomination for the recently redrawn 12th Indiana House District, which includes portions of Munster, Hammond, Highland and Griffith.
Even before last Tuesday's municipal election, thoughts were turning to the 2012 election. There are some good races lining up for next year.
Former Indiana Secretary of State's Todd Rokita's Rethinking Redistricting proposal failed to change the process for drawing new federal and state legislative following the 2010 Census, but there's still time to create a clear vision for the 2020 results.
The debate over redistricting continues in both Indiana and Illinois, with apparent confusion about the purpose of these new maps. This is all about helping the public, not the incumbents.
INDIANAPOLIS | Supporters of legislation exempting Griffith residents from Calumet Township property taxes will seek additional Statehouse allies after a key House Republican lost his committee chairmanship in the wake of a gay sex scandal.
INDIANAPOLIS | A top Indiana House Republican has begun meeting with Lake County township officials ahead of township reform proposals likely to be offered during the 2012 legislative session.
CROWN POINT | Legislative mapmakers opened virgin territory in Lake County for Republicans contemplating Indiana General Assembly campaigns by displacing Democratic incumbents.
INDIANAPOLIS | None of the four Northwest Indiana Democratic state representatives paired with a colleague in a new legislative district is planning to move to avoid a primary election race.
GRIFFITH | Town, state and township officials attended Monday night's Town Council meeting to discuss Griffith's latest legislative attempt to leave Calumet Township.
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