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Ed Charbonneau

Zoeller wants new tools to halt theft of public funds

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Public Integrity Coalition, led by Attorney General Greg Zoeller, wants state lawmakers to approve new tools to crack down on theft and corruption by local government officials.

September 26, 2014 11:08 am

Big changes to public pensions may be on horizon

INDIANAPOLIS | Region residents considering a career in state or local government, including public education, may want to begin working in the next few years or risk losing a guaranteed pension benefit at retirement.

September 16, 2014 6:30 pm
Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related
Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile justice to digital privacy, and state-based health exchanges to bike trails.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Related
WILLIAM NANGLE: No lazy summer days for Valpo's Sen. Charbonneau

WILLIAM NANGLE: No lazy summer days for Valpo's Sen. Charbonneau

Summer is seen by most as a time of relaxation. A time to vacation. A time to fire up the grill and enjoy the outdoors.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | If you picture the 150 members of the General Assembly as a choir, this year they sang their loudest hosannas for the business-first agenda of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Valparaiso's McAfee named Sagamore of the Wabash

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso resident Larry McAfee has been named a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor an Indiana governor can give.

June 21, 2014 7:52 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Military, veterans deserve never-ending gratitude

GUEST COMMENTARY: Military, veterans deserve never-ending gratitude

The men and women of the U.S. military make huge sacrifices to protect our freedoms. To make sure we never forget that fact, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
Valpo kicks off fund drive for CN depot move

Valpo kicks off fund drive for CN depot move

VALPARAISO | With the goal of raising $150,000 by June 1, the Porter County Building Trades Corp. kicked off the campaign to move the Canadian National train station to the Porter County Career and Technical Center property on Thursday.

May 01, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Dark Lord Whisky is on the way along with Italian Thursdays at Blue Chip

Dark Lord Whisky is on the way along with Italian Thursdays at Blue Chip

Dark Lord Day is here; Blue Chip's It's Vegas Baby! goes all Italiano starting next Thursday and some divine culinary opportunities at Art Attack in Harbor Country this weekend.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 24, 2014 10:00 am
Mystery, music and meat pies are in the air this weekend

Mystery, music and meat pies are in the air this weekend

The mystery dinner lives at Lake Michigan College while Ivy Tech gets groovy tonight; Miller Bakery Cafe hosts Save the Dunes benefit wine-and-food-tasting and Pure Michigan has a meat pie recipe.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 10, 2014 10:00 am
Tax cuts boost Indiana's business tax climate rank

Tax cuts boost Indiana's business tax climate rank

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is poised to move up two spots on a widely watched ranking of state business tax climates, thanks to the corporate income tax cut and business personal property tax reforms signed into law last month by Gov. Mike Pence.

April 07, 2014 4:52 pm Related
Pence on board with South Shore expansion

Pence on board with South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has put a $4 million exclamation point on years of work by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in building local support and funding to expand the South Shore Line to Dyer.

March 27, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Pence inks infrastructure bill during visit at VU

Pence inks infrastructure bill during visit at VU

VALPARAISO | Indiana's infrastructure got a financial boost Thursday when Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation designating up to $400 million for road projects during an appearance at the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Valparaiso University.

March 27, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Pence expects business tax cuts to produce new jobs

GREENWOOD, Ind. | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a package of business tax cuts Tuesday that's smaller than he originally sought, but which he believes still will lure companies to Indiana and help existing Hoosier employers grow.

March 25, 2014 6:00 pm

Pence approves education, career training, school safety laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence on Monday signed into law 20 proposals approved this month by the General Assembly that are intended to boost career education in Indiana, improve job prospects for Hoosiers and make schools safer.

March 24, 2014 3:45 pm
DOUG ROSS: After winning jackpot, how to invest it?

DOUG ROSS: After winning jackpot, how to invest it?

If you had won Tuesday's $400 million Mega Millions jackpot, how long would it take you to decide what to do with that money? I'm guessing it would take you a lot less time than for Porter County officials to reach a decision on the $140 million jackpot they received when they sold Porter Ho…

March 21, 2014 12:00 am Video

South Shore funding took unplanned route through Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.

March 15, 2014 7:00 pm

Legislature wraps session with busy final day

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.

March 13, 2014 9:00 pm
MARC CHASE: Pence hits single, should keep swinging adoption bat

MARC CHASE: Pence hits single, should keep swinging adoption bat

Sometimes you swing for the fences but take solace in a single.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am
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