INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received final approval Wednesday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.
It's nice to see the late Rudy Clay be honored by the Indiana Senate, with the potential to rename Fifth Avenue in Gary in honor of the longtime politician who was so passionate about his city. But perhaps there's a better way to honor him.
Before additional failing schools are handed over to turnaround specialists, there needs to be an exit strategy for the end of the five-year contract to turn the schools around.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two proposals backed by Northwest Indiana lawmakers advanced closer to the governor's desk Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | A street running through the heart of Gary soon could be renamed to honor a late mayor whose heart pulsed with the rhythm of the city he loved.
INDIANAPOLIS | Nine Northwest Indiana Democratic state lawmakers decided Tuesday they will fight to return the $4 million expected to be saved by closing a Lake County tax loophole to the county and the three casino cities that generate the revenue.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly began its mid-session break Tuesday, after the Senate voted to send more than 60 legislative proposals to the House.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, was unable to persuade the Senate Monday to let Gary, East Chicago, Hammond and Lake County keep a portion of their casino revenue that could be sent next year to the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is making up to $36 million in competitive grants available to communities in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties to tear down blighted homes.
INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority would get a $4 million budget bump under a plan to fix an income tax break aimed at Lake County's poorest homeowners but claimed by many more.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate ignored pleas for local control from three Lake County lawmakers and voted 28-21 on Tuesday to prohibit all municipal gun buy-back programs statewide.
You wouldn’t think the issue of providing state-supported prekindergarten programs for 4-year-olds would be a political thing.
3rd Senate DistrictState Sen. Earline Rogers, D-GaryRepresents: Gary, Lake Station, New Chicago, Hobart, MerrillvilleExperience: State senator since 1990; state representative 1982-1990; retired teacherCommittees: Education and Career Development (ranking Democrat); Appropriations; Homeland …
INDIANAPOLIS | After dithering more than two decades before agreeing last year to fund full-day kindergarten in Indiana's schools, Hoosier lawmakers appear ready to act faster in establishing state-supported prekindergarten programs for 4-year-olds.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's schools would minimize constitutionally mandated focus on general "knowledge and learning," and become worker training centers from the earliest grades under an agenda announced Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence.
State Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary
It was 50 years ago this Friday that President John F. Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. Several local public figures recalled their reaction to the assassination and its aftermath.
HOBART | The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc., of Gary, will host its annual Teach-A-Rama awards luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30.
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