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Pence: Budget will maintain Indiana's strong balance sheet

Pence: Budget will maintain Indiana's strong balance sheet

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.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm

Caucus slated for Hebron council vacancy

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.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
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August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Bayh not ruling out run for governor

Bayh not ruling out run for governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Former Indiana governor and U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh hinted Monday that another run for governor could be in his future.

July 14, 2014 5:40 pm Photos

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Americans often cry foul when majority disagrees

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.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am
Illinois Legislature OKs 'incomplete' 2015 budget

Illinois Legislature OKs 'incomplete' 2015 budget

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 …

May 30, 2014 12:00 am

Who will you blame when tax rate doubles?

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.

May 23, 2014 12:00 am
Center Twp. votes to keep trustee job for now

Center Twp. votes to keep trustee job for now

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.

May 06, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

Are you a "little guy" feeling stomped upon by bigger local government?

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

Democratic foot soldiers attempt to make up for indicted party leaders

The Lake County Democratic party must prepare to flex its muscle at the polls against a backdrop of falling standard bearers.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm
Lake Surveyor Van Til speaking to Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist

Lake Surveyor Van Til speaking to Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist

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…

April 19, 2014 12:45 pm

Illinois Democrats plan organizational meeting

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois Democratic Party is planning to hold an organizational meeting for the state central committee.

April 19, 2014 11:44 am

Porter County early voting site battle goes on

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.

March 21, 2014 4:19 pm

Candy dish offers lessons in politics, ideology

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.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am

I was so cold in Lake County recently that ...

It was so cold in Lake County the other day that I saw Democrats with their hands in their own pockets!

January 15, 2014 12:00 am
Lake Surveyor Van Til pleads guilty

Lake Surveyor Van Til pleads guilty

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.

December 02, 2013 12:45 pm

Democrats have turned USA into laughingstock

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?

November 29, 2013 12:00 am

Democrats have changed original Chinese proverb

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."

November 25, 2013 12:00 am
Indianapolis Democrat to run for secretary of state in '14

Indianapolis Democrat to run for secretary of state in '14

INDIANAPOLIS | Marion County Clerk Beth White is set to announce Monday she is seeking the Democratic nomination for Indiana secretary of state.

November 02, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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Obamacare will never work in current form

My family is similar to most families in America, half are Republicans and the other half are Democrats. During family functions, the conversation can get pretty lively when Benghazi, IRS, Keystone pipeline, Obama, Hillary Clinton or Eric Holder are raised.

July 14, 2013 12:00 am
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