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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two Northwest Indiana lawmakers have been chosen to serve on an international committee that promotes cooperation between Midwestern states and central Canadian provinces.
INDIANAPOLIS | Several Northwest Indiana state lawmakers will appear at two public forums to personally update their constituents on legislative action at the Statehouse.
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
State Rep. Earl Harris, D-East Chicago
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago, has been elected chairman of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus for a two-year term.
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.
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.
State Rep. Earl Harris, a 30-year veteran of the Indiana House, won the Democratic nomination Tuesday for the 2nd House District.
INDIANAPOLIS | For most Northwest Indiana state senators and representatives, it's been years, or sometimes decades, since they've faced a serious election opponent.
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.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 96-0 Tuesday to authorize the use of state highway funds to build airport access roads.
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.
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