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E-cigarettes largely unregulated

E-cigarettes largely unregulated

Tucked behind a shopping plaza on a quieter stretch of U.S. 41 in St. John, a small shop is part of the booming industry of electronic cigarettes.

March 08, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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House demands Lake County look at voting precinct consolidation

INDIANAPOLIS | The GOP-controlled Indiana House approved legislation Tuesday that would order Lake County to devise a plan to reduce the number of precincts with fewer than 500 active voters.

February 25, 2014 7:15 pm

NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptical the state will play a significant role in extending the commuter train to Dyer -- despite the best efforts of some region lawmakers.

February 09, 2014 6:00 am Related
State Rep. Earl Harris

State Rep. Earl Harris

2nd House DistrictState Rep. Earl Harris, D-East ChicagoRepresents: East Chicago, Gary (west side)Experience: State representative since 1982; school administratorCommittees: Interstate and International Cooperation (ranking Democrat); Rules and Legislative Procedures; Ethics

January 05, 2014 12:00 am
Most Indiana lawmakers back Chamber of Commerce policy positions

Most Indiana lawmakers back Chamber of Commerce policy positions

INDIANAPOLIS | A new vote analysis of the 2013 legislative session shows the Republican-controlled General Assembly — except for a handful of region Democrats — was practically a wholly owned subsidiary of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

July 05, 2013 7:45 pm Related

Black lawmakers seek veto on Calumet Twp. spending limits

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's black state lawmakers want Gov. Mike Pence to veto legislation that would force Calumet Township to reduce its administrative spending and potentially enable Griffith to leave the township.

April 22, 2013 2:32 pm Related

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Two NWI lawmakers picked for Midwest-Canada panel

Two NWI lawmakers picked for Midwest-Canada panel

INDIANAPOLIS | Two Northwest Indiana lawmakers have been chosen to serve on an international committee that promotes cooperation between Midwestern states and central Canadian provinces.

March 29, 2013 11:56 am Related

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Region legislators to host two public forums

INDIANAPOLIS | Several Northwest Indiana state lawmakers will appear at two public forums to personally update their constituents on legislative action at the Statehouse.

February 21, 2013 11:57 am
State Rep. Earl Harris

State Rep. Earl Harris

2nd House District State Rep. Earl Harris, D-East Chicago Represents: East Chicago, Gary (west side) Experience: State representative since 1982; school administrator Committees: Interstate and International Cooperation (ranking Democrat); Rules and Legislative Procedures; Ethics

January 06, 2013 12:00 am
State Rep. Earl Harris

State Rep. Earl Harris

State Rep. Earl Harris, D-East Chicago

January 06, 2013 12:00 am
E.C. senator chosen to lead black caucus

E.C. senator chosen to lead black caucus

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago, has been elected chairman of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus for a two-year term.

December 05, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Region lawmakers hold leadership posts on many House panels

INDIANAPOLIS | Two of Northwest Indiana's five Republican state representatives will be chairmen of House committees when the General Assembly convenes Jan. 7. Region Democrats will serve as the top minority party member on six House committees.

December 01, 2012 6:39 pm
Lawson seeks teamwork, unity in leading House Democrats

Lawson seeks teamwork, unity in leading House Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | For 12 years, state Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, was a fixture in the last row, aisle desk of the Indiana House, even keeping her seat in the back of the chamber as increasing seniority entitled her to a spot near the front.

July 28, 2012 11:00 pm Photos

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State Rep. Harris beats Garcia for Dem nomination in Indiana House race

State Rep. Earl Harris, a 30-year veteran of the Indiana House, won the Democratic nomination Tuesday for the 2nd House District.

May 08, 2012 10:00 pm

Challengers eager to topple four veteran Lake Co. lawmakers

INDIANAPOLIS | For most Northwest Indiana state senators and representatives, it's been years, or sometimes decades, since they've faced a serious election opponent.

May 04, 2012 8:15 pm

Voters in E.C. House race to decide value of legislative experience

INDIANAPOLIS | Democratic voters in East Chicago, on Hammond's east side and the west side of Gary will decide May 8 whether they want experience or new blood representing them in the 2nd House District.

April 29, 2012 6:00 pm
EDITORIAL: We endorse Garcia, Brown, Hart, Smith, Ludington

EDITORIAL: We endorse Garcia, Brown, Hart, Smith, Ludington

Unlike the Republicans, Democrats have plenty of options in Indiana House races on the ballot in Northwest Indiana. See Thursday's editorial for Republican endorsements; keep reading today for the Democrats.

April 27, 2012 12:00 am

Gary, E.C. lawmakers host town hall meeting Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS | Five state lawmakers representing north Lake County will hold a town hall-style meeting at noon Saturday at Gary's Glen Theater, 20 W. Ridge Road.

February 16, 2012 7:45 pm

House approves funding plan for airport roads

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 96-0 Tuesday to authorize the use of state highway funds to build airport access roads.

January 31, 2012 6:29 pm
Ind. House approves Little Cal levee fee

Ind. House approves Little Cal levee fee

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House on Monday overwhelmingly approved a plan to charge most Lake County property owners an annual fee for Little Calumet River levee maintenance.

January 30, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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