INDIANAPOLIS | East Porter County School Corp. has joined a state-sponsored lawsuit seeking to invalidate a portion of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Participants from at least 34 states will join Indiana Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, at George Washington's Mount Vernon home in Virginia Saturday to discuss the state-led process for amending the U.S. Constitution.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, is not impressed with state efforts to dream up complicated workarounds to the Affordable Care Act when implementing the law would immediately provide health coverage to an estimated 400,000 low-income Hoosiers.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are likely to permanently halt the three-year-old implementation of Common Core educational standards next year, after a one-year "pause" did nothing to convince a vocal minority of Hoosiers the federal government isn't taking over their local schools.
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., has donated a portion of the salary he earned during the 16-day federal government shutdown to a Gary food bank.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is right to push for the South Shore extension. This train could, and should, be an even bigger economic engine than it already is.
INDIANAPOLIS | A new poll shows more than three-fourths of Americans support a $9 per hour minimum wage, but don't look for the Republican-controlled General Assembly to boost Indiana's lowest legal pay rate next year above the current federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.
Everyone knows Congress is dysfunctional. U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, knows this well. He offered his insights Monday to The Times Editorial Board and on the nwi.com Political Roundtable.
One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown. Yes, the capital is focused on next year’s elections, but honestly! There was only one real loser, and that was the American people.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has directed the Indiana Department of Insurance to continue for one extra month the state-supported high-risk insurance program serving some 6,800 Hoosiers with significant health issues.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's environmental regulator told lawmakers Wednesday he fears new, impossible-to-meet federal pollution standards will overshadow the progress Indiana has made in improving air and water quality.
As the focus turns from the manufactured shutdown/default crisis in Congress to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, there is one thing Hoosiers should focus on. Indiana is not a healthy state.
Before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn took office, Illinois institutionalized more people than any other state in the nation. We are now changing under the direction of the governor to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities in Illinois.
INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate has invited lawmakers from every state to join him Dec. 7 at Mount Vernon, George Washington's Virginia home, to discuss the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
The United States may have averted a debt default, and ended the federal government shutdown, but costly political reverberations continue. The experience of Democratic and Republican leaders frozen in unmoving partisan positions has been unnerving, abroad and at home.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lawmakers from both political parties pushed back against the Pence administration's implementation of the Affordable Care Act Tuesday during an Obamacare presentation by the Indiana Department of Insurance.
INDIANAPOLIS | While the "no surrender" stance of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, held the limelight during the 16-day federal government shutdown, a Hoosier senator worked behind the scenes and across party lines to get the government reopened and paying its bills on time.
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Let there be no doubt, U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita is part of the small group that held the nation hostage for 16 days.
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