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Munster school leaders blame state for deficit

Munster school leaders blame state for deficit

MUNSTER | Munster school leaders blame the district's $8 million deficit on a state funding formula, a 2008 state take over of the general fund and millions of dollars in education cuts by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Related

River Forest consolidates, considers cuts

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.

March 17, 2014 7:45 pm

Gary schools behind on retirement payments

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.

February 14, 2014 7:02 pm

Lake Ridge parents resolve to cope with school closing

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.

March 14, 2013 10:05 pm

We need to get people less dependent on government

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.

January 20, 2013 12:00 am

Without federal stimulus, U.S. would be in depression

Bob Stiener from Crown Point needs to turn off Fox News. When Bill Clinton left office, there was a surplus.

January 15, 2013 12:00 am

Obama, Congress need to stop spendthrift ways

President Barack Obama and Congress have totally failed the American people. They are destroying America from within, by spending trillions of dollars over budget.

January 04, 2013 12:00 am

Coats: Economic growth being stymied by Congress inaction on deficit

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.

July 27, 2012 8:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Is this really the best we can do?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Is this really the best we can do?

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…

May 19, 2012 12:00 am

State payments help narrow Portage's anticipated budget deficit

PORTAGE | The City Council Budget Committee received some good news and some bad news Tuesday night about the city's spending plan for 2012.

May 02, 2012 7:30 pm

Republican newcomers compete for chance at Visclosky

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.

April 22, 2012 6:00 pm

Cuts trim $1.3M from E.C. budget deficit

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.

April 11, 2012 10:15 pm

Daniels warns national audience of debt dangers

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.

March 13, 2012 6:45 pm

EDITORIAL: After supercommittee, voters must be superheroes

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.

November 23, 2011 12:00 am
Threat to Medicare, Medicaid sparks protest

Threat to Medicare, Medicaid sparks protest

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.

November 14, 2011 8:05 pm Photos

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State auditors concerned about Lake Station finances

State auditors concerned about Lake Station finances

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.

October 28, 2011 7:00 pm Related

Illinois 50 out of 50 in 2010 for state deficit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois ended fiscal 2010 as the most broke state in the nation.

July 30, 2011 12:00 am
VIDEO: Visclosky talks with The Times (1 of 3)

VIDEO: Visclosky talks with The Times (1 of 3)

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).

July 18, 2011 2:47 pm
VIDEO: Visclosky talks with The Times (2 of 3)

VIDEO: Visclosky talks with The Times (2 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)

July 18, 2011 2:45 pm
VIDEO: Visclosky talks with The Times (3 of 3)

VIDEO: Visclosky talks with The Times (3 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).

July 18, 2011 2:41 pm
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