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Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is urging U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, and the other members of Indiana's congressional delegation, to use their "power of the purse" to deny funding for implementation of stricter power plant pollution standards.

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December 24, 2013 12:00 am
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December 24, 2013 12:00 am
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December 23, 2013 12:00 am
Coats seeks to unite federal Commerce, Labor departments

Coats seeks to unite federal Commerce, Labor departments

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., believes it's time to reunite the U.S. Department of Commerce and Department of Labor into a single federal agency 100 years after they were separated.

December 22, 2013 9:45 pm
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December 19, 2013 12:00 am
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December 18, 2013 12:00 am
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December 17, 2013 12:00 am
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December 12, 2013 12:00 am

Changes coming to food stamp payment dates

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier food stamp recipients will have January benefit paid in two equal installments as Indiana transitions to a distribution schedule spread across 19 days each month, instead of just the first 10 days.

December 09, 2013 2:30 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress must return to budgets, stability

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress must return to budgets, stability

The last months of institutional turmoil in Congress have included sequestration, a government shutdown and a near default on our debt. My vote, in favor of the bipartisan compromise to re-open the government and to prevent default on our monetary obligations, was necessary to make certain t…

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Strife isn't o'er, battle isn't won

EDITORIAL: Strife isn't o'er, battle isn't won

What was gained Wednesday night with legislation to reopen the federal government and raise the debt limit was a temporary reprieve, not a victory.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am Video
Hoosier Congressman reveals GOP shutdown is pointless

Hoosier Congressman reveals GOP shutdown is pointless

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana Congressman has accidentally exposed the government shutdown strategy of U.S. House Republicans -- they don't have one.

October 03, 2013 2:45 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Hardball politics fouls Americans, economy

Every good parent knows Congress needs a time-out. That's not what the federal government needs, however.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am
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September 25, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Spend political capital on federal budget

It's great to see bipartisan cooperation in support of the Great Lakes improvements, and not just because of the lakes.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am Related
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September 09, 2013 12:00 am
Coats urges clear goals, answers on Syria

Coats urges clear goals, answers on Syria

U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., discusses Syria, the Affordable Care Act and the federal budget with Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross during Wednesday's special edition of the nwi.com Political Roundtable.

September 04, 2013 3:10 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Help working families rather than ship jobs overseas

GUEST COMMENTARY: Help working families rather than ship jobs overseas

Talk about kicking someone when she’s down: A woman who lost her job when the AJ Wright distribution center in South Bend shut down was told her unemployment benefits will be trimmed by more than 10 percent, thanks to the mindless federal budget cut known as the “sequester.” Meanwhile, major…

September 02, 2013 7:16 pm
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