HOBART | The River Forest School Corp. is in a financial crisis, facing a $700,000-plus deficit this school year, the district's top official said.
GARY | Gary Teachers Union President Joe Zimmerman said he believes the Gary Community School Corp. payments to its teacher and other pension funds are late.
GARY | Grissom Elementary School parent Robyn Probus has attended all three community forums regarding the Lake Ridge Schools' finances and the last three School Board meetings.
With all the financial problems in this country, it is important we have a few tools to help our politicians do the right thing for the country.
Bob Stiener from Crown Point needs to turn off Fox News. When Bill Clinton left office, there was a surplus.
President Barack Obama and Congress have totally failed the American people. They are destroying America from within, by spending trillions of dollars over budget.
PORTAGE | More than three years after the end of the recession, U.S. Sen. Dan Coats said Friday that "it's terrible" that the nation's economic growth remains so anemic.
As you know if you pay attention to national affairs, the United States faces a perfect fiscal storm at the end of this year. A confluence of deadlines and policy triggers unlike anything I can remember in a half-century of public life will produce massive budget cuts and serious tax increas…
PORTAGE | The City Council Budget Committee received some good news and some bad news Tuesday night about the city's spending plan for 2012.
INDIANAPOLIS | The two Republicans competing to face U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, haven't previously sought elective office, but they aren't short on ideas for how to fix America.
EAST CHICAGO | Cost-saving measures outlined this week to reduce this year's projected $3.7 million budget shortfall will leave city departments with less money — and fewer workers.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels warned more than 20,000 Americans on Tuesday the country faces a "survival-level threat" if it does not act to reduce the national debt.
The members of the so-called "supercommittee" need to turn in their superhero capes. They didn't earn them. They have failed to save the day.
GARY | The thought of cuts in Medicare and Medicaid funding scares home care provider Vicky Hernandez, but perhaps it scares even more the patients she cares for.
INDIANAPOLIS | State auditors reported Friday they have "substantial doubt" about Lake Station's "ability to continue as a going concern" due to the city's $1.8 million general fund deficit and the effect of property tax caps limiting future revenue.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois ended fiscal 2010 as the most broke state in the nation.
U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky stopped by The Times to talk with editors about the national debt and his positions addressing the issue (1 of 3).
U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky stopped by The Times to meet with editors and discuss his ideas on eliminating the national debt. (2 of 3)
U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky stopped by The Times to meet with editors and discuss his voting record on the debt ceiling and his position on a constitutional amendment calling for a balanced budget. (3 of 3).
If we are to truly and fairly reduce the nation's deficit, we need to use both tax increases and spending cuts.
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