The Affordable Healthcare Act has dominated the news in Northwest Indiana – and everywhere else in the country – but there has been little substantive change so far. That may change in the coming year. While Indiana and many of its lawmakers stand against the expansion of Medicaid, many busi…
Bordering Lake Michigan, Northwest Indiana is blessed with abundant water resources. Water accessibility promotes community health, stability and economic development. Unfortunately, not all parts of Indiana have this vital resource at their fingertips.
INDIANAPOLIS | The day after a national poll found just 24 percent of Americans have a positive opinion of the Republican Party, many GOP state senators sent constituents email reminders that Indiana's government remains open for business.
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INDIANAPOLIS | Two Valparaiso University students asked state lawmakers Monday to prohibit Indiana residents younger than 18 from using ultraviolet tanning beds.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Hoosier woman giving birth following a rape could face a lifetime of further attacks in court if the rapist-father tries to assert parental rights because of the way Indiana law is structured.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, traveled to Canada on Wednesday to participate in the annual Midwest-Canada Legislative Conference.
State Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso.
When Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, it called up recent memories of Gary going before the Distressed Unit Appeals Board year after year.
VALPARAISO | An information technology company plans to launch a cloud computing-based data service for health care providers, but the taxes on computer servers are higher in Indiana than in most surrounding states.
Indiana Sen. Ed Charbonneau and Indiana State Rep. Tom Dermody met at Valparaiso's Strongbow's Inn Thursday with small business owners to hear what the state could do to help businesses grow as part of an effort by a bipartisan group of Indiana lawmakers.
State Sen. Ed Charbonneau, left, and Indiana State Rep. Tom Dermody listen to small business owners Thursday morning at Valparaiso's Strongbow's Inn during a town hall meeting.
INDIANAPOLIS | No matter how destitute or debt-laden, no Hoosier local governmental body can file for bankruptcy like Detroit did earlier this month.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Pence administration has opened a second front in its war on the Affordable Care Act, embracing potentially deceptive cost estimates that some Democrats believe are intended to deter Hoosiers from purchasing health insurance on the state's federal-run exchange.
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 | It is still seven months until members of the Indiana General Assembly resume regular daily meetings. But in many ways the 2014 legislative session began earlier this month, when the first study committees convened at the Statehouse.
GARY | Gov. Mike Pence deployed his "four-corner offense" Wednesday by stopping in Northwest Indiana to promote job and economic development through the region.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has now acted on all 295 legislative proposals submitted to him by the Republican-controlled General Assembly — signing 291, allowing one to become law without his signature and vetoing three.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has agreed to loan the Indianapolis Motor Speedway $100 million in state funds to pay for renovations, video boards and other improvements to the home of the Indianapolis 500 auto race.
INDIANAPOLIS | Griffith leaders were ecstatic Friday after Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed into law mandatory reductions in Calumet Township spending and a path for Griffith to exit the township if its excessive spending continues.
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