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2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm
EDITORIAL: Renew push for redistricting reform

EDITORIAL: Renew push for redistricting reform

Indiana has been talking earnestly about redistricting reform even since U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., a Munster native, was Indiana's secretary of state. It's time to act.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Related

Redistricting reforms failed to win Legislature's approval

INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to reform how Indiana draws its legislative districts, which could determine who gets elected and the policies they pursue, was perhaps the top item the General Assembly failed to act on last month prior to adjourning for the year.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Modest achievements for Gov. Pence

BRIAN HOWEY: Modest achievements for Gov. Pence

We aren't quite to the halfway point of Gov. Mike Pence's term, but he's now through his second Indiana General Assembly session and last week signed into law the state's first pre-kindergarten program, cut the corporate tax and provided $200 million more in road funding.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Valpo native trading Statehouse for U.S. Capitol

Valpo native trading Statehouse for U.S. Capitol

INDIANAPOLIS | The Valparaiso native who has led communications for Indiana Senate Republicans over the past two years is resigning to become spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Jimtown.

March 17, 2014 6:00 pm
GOP, Democrats view results of legislative session differently

GOP, Democrats view results of legislative session differently

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican House and Senate leaders, along with Gov. Mike Pence, claimed victory for their legislative agendas Friday, while Democrats despaired that the 2014 Indiana General Assembly didn't do more to improve the lives of everyday Hoosiers.

March 14, 2014 3:30 pm Related

General Assembly preparing to close annual session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly is planning to adjourn for the year Thursday, but lawmakers still are negotiating the final texts of some four dozen legislative proposals — including a business tax cut, whether to permit guns in school parking lots and funding to expand the South…

March 12, 2014 7:00 pm
Senate honors Landske for three decades of service

Senate honors Landske for three decades of service

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate honored state Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, and four other senators Tuesday who aren't seeking re-election and will end their combined 155 years of Senate service later this week.

March 11, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Lots left to do with little time remaining in legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly is likely to wrap up its work this week a day or two ahead of Friday's mandatory adjournment deadline.

March 09, 2014 1:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Gov. Mike Pence may have some problems digging out his agenda for this legislative session.

March 08, 2014 12:00 am
Second round in marriage fight likely coming next year

Second round in marriage fight likely coming next year

INDIANAPOLIS | Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, intends to hold a second Senate vote on the marriage amendment next year to ensure it gets on the ballot in 2016.

February 23, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Lessons from marriage amendment debate

BRIAN HOWEY: Lessons from marriage amendment debate

The voters will not see the constitutional marriage amendment on the Indiana ballot until 2016, if ever.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Sen. Mike Delph turned against the GOP leadership in the Indiana Senate over the watered-down marriage amendment.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am
Senate sends revised marriage amendment to next General Assembly

Senate sends revised marriage amendment to next General Assembly

INDIANAPOLIS | The marriage debate at the Statehouse is over — for 10 months at least.

February 17, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Marriage amendment will not be on ballot in '14

Marriage amendment will not be on ballot in '14

INDIANAPOLIS | Eight seconds of near silence, followed by the sharp bang of a wooden gavel and the roar of cheers and applause ended Indiana's marriage debate — for now.

February 13, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Senate leader keeping tight rein on marriage amendment

Senate leader keeping tight rein on marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, revealed Thursday he will assign the marriage amendment to the Senate Rules Committee, which he chairs, instead of the Judiciary Committee, as he had previously announced.

January 30, 2014 6:25 pm Related

Indiana House approves revised marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | The battle over the marriage amendment, which so far has dominated the 2014 legislative session, now shifts to the Senate after the House voted 57-40 Tuesday to keep its revised amendment alive.

January 28, 2014 5:30 pm Related

House divorces second sentence from marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 52-43 on Monday to delete the controversial second sentence of the marriage amendment, likely restarting the multiyear amendment process and potentially postponing a public vote on the issue until at least 2016.

January 27, 2014 7:45 pm Related
Pelath urges House Republicans to kill marriage amendment

Pelath urges House Republicans to kill marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, has called on the sponsors of the marriage amendment to withdraw their proposal, so the House can get back to doing the people's business.

January 24, 2014 1:05 pm Related
Long: Sen. Landske 'fighting hard' to return to Statehouse

Long: Sen. Landske 'fighting hard' to return to Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, likely will miss at least the first few weeks of the 2014 legislative session as she continues to undergo treatment for lung cancer.

January 08, 2014 6:00 pm
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