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Lawmakers eye changes to ethics requirements

INDIANAPOLIS | Experts advised the House Ethics Committee on Monday that Indiana needs to update its public disclosure requirements for state lawmakers.

8 hours ago

Balanced budget, school funding-fix top priorities for House GOP

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans promised to enact a balanced budget, reform the school funding formula, improve Statehouse ethics and promote public health and safety, if they maintain their majority following the Nov. 4 elections.

October 14, 2014 11:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: ISIS killings are murder, not executions

GUEST COMMENTARY: ISIS killings are murder, not executions

As a U.S. citizen, having served in the U.S. Army Reserves for eight years, a police officer for 20 years, a lawyer for 39 years and Superior Court judge for 25 of those years, I am angered and frustrated over the misuse of the English language in reporting criminal acts of the criminal orga…

October 09, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Don't expect reform if you don't demand it

Ethics violations aren't the sexiest of issues.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

INDIANAPOLIS | The two state officeholders seeking election in November insist they are not using government-owned equipment for campaign purposes, even though the State Ethics Commission recently concluded they could.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Disgraced officials should 'scare straight' region leaders

MARC CHASE: Disgraced officials should 'scare straight' region leaders

Most of us know of the "scared straight" programs. You know, where troubled youths visit with locked-up convicts, witness morgue autopsies or experience the fallout of any number of tragedies induced by lives of crime.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Chesterton joins ethics movement

EDITORIAL: Chesterton joins ethics movement

Chesterton is the first Porter County municipality to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission. Others should quickly follow suit.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Compassion, self-interest aren't enough in poverty fight

GUEST COMMENTARY: Compassion, self-interest aren't enough in poverty fight

The Times of Northwest Indiana should be applauded for its investigative report on poverty. I anticipate it will be required reading in the social justice classes all of our students at Calumet College of St. Joseph take as freshmen.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm

Community HealthNet hosts domestic violence Lunch & Learn

GARY | Community HealthNet will host a program on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse as part of its Lunch & Learn Series. Cynthia Hoess, MD, a CHN pediatrics provider, will moderate "Child Abuse Neglect and Issues of Ethics" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Second Floor Conference Room…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

Lake County government is now alone in declining to pay for ethics training for employees. That's shameful. Porter and LaPorte counties have already committed to joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Related
2014 Candidate Ethics Action Pledge

2014 Candidate Ethics Action Pledge

Candidates for municipal and county office have been asked to sign this ethics action pledge put forth by the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

April 15, 2014 1:38 pm

Illinois House speaker cleared in transit probe

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | An investigation into whether Illinois' powerful House speaker improperly influenced hiring at Chicago's scandal-tarnished Metra commuter rail agency found no legal violations, according to the Democratic lawmaker's office.

April 10, 2014 3:55 pm

NiSource wins ethical company designation

For the third year in a row, NiSource Inc. has been designated one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute.

March 27, 2014 6:00 pm
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Speaker Brian Bosma has called for an ethics investigation into Rep. Eric Turner's role in killing a bill that would have been bad for his family's business.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Saying yes is first step on ethics path

We're glad to see the Porter County commissioners vote to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission. That's just one step toward participating, however. We urge Porter County to complete the other steps.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am

What's alternative to making ethics commitment?

An elected official has to think about signing an ethics commitment? Exactly what is the alternative?

March 25, 2014 12:00 am
County joins Shared Ethics Advisory Commission

County joins Shared Ethics Advisory Commission

VALPARAISO | In the shadow of a growing FBI investigation and increasingly hostile atmosphere among elected officials, Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney, D-South, said she felt the time was right for the county to join the regional Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

March 19, 2014 11:30 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County should join regional ethics group

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County should join regional ethics group

"It's what you learn when you know it all that counts."

March 19, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: This campaign promise needs to be kept

Candidates for public office in Northwest Indiana this year are being asked to sign an ethics action pledge. It's one of two important symbols of their commitment to ethical behavior they should sign. The other is to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am
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