INDIANAPOLIS | Democrats are continuing to pound Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his decision not to seek up to $80 million in federal funds for preschool education in Indiana.
VALPARAISO | The new Center Township trustee and the board members will be paid less under the proposed 2015 budget introduced last week.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers should not expect any significant increases in state spending, though businesses could see another round of tax cuts under the 2016-17 Indiana budget now being crafted by Gov. Mike Pence.
HEBRON | The selection of someone to fill the remaining term of town Councilwoman Joyce Kaczmarski will take place at a party caucus to be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the town's community center.
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INDIANAPOLIS | Former Indiana governor and U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh hinted Monday that another run for governor could be in his future.
In response to John Newhouse's June 19 letter: America is running by majority rule, but if things don't go our way we cry foul.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois Legislature sent a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday that majority Democrats acknowledge puts off tough decisions about whether to slash spending or find new sources of revenue — including possibly making Illinois' temporary tax increase permanent …
Jim Brown likes to chant the Democratic mantra of “it’s all the Republicans’ fault.” In fact, the 1.5 percent Lake County income tax is just another stick-it-to-ya product of local Democrats.
CENTER TOWNSHIP | In a close race, Republican Party Co-chairman Doug Miller squeaked by former Valparaiso Councilman Bob McCasland, who in the past was kicked out of the party for not being Republican enough, in the primary for Center Township trustee.
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The Lake County Democratic party must prepare to flex its muscle at the polls against a backdrop of falling standard bearers.
Lake County Surveyor George Van Til takes a call from Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist as he watches the election returns come in during the 2012 general election. Van Til resigned from his public office earlier this year after pleading guilty to public corruption charges. In an unrelated…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois Democratic Party is planning to hold an organizational meeting for the state central committee.
VALPARAISO | Despite both parties saying they wanted to be reasonable and find a compromise location for the early voting location in Valparaiso, neither side wanted to accept the other's proposals.
As the only Democrat in the DeMotte Town Hall during the Clinton administration, I tried to enhance my friendship with other town employees by providing a "good will" candy dish for them.
It was so cold in Lake County the other day that I saw Democrats with their hands in their own pockets!
Lake County Surveyor George Van Til takes a call from Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist as he watches the election returns come in during the 2012 general election. Van Til agreed to plead guilty Monday to federal charges of using his office's employees and resourced for political purposes.
If Democrats and labor unions are so good for our country, why are we $12 trillion in debt with taxes sky-high and more debt coming every day?
There is an old Chinese proverb: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." My Yankee ancestors changed this a bit: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you can sell him a pole, hooks, boots, etc."
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