“Congress has never passed legislation with the specific purpose of reducing Americans’ religious freedom. It should not consider doing so now.”
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will hear 40 minutes of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the state's right-to-work law Sept. 4.
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., is renewing his focus on preventing military suicides with new legislation seeking to ensure all service members, not just deploying troops, are regularly screened for suicide risk factors.
Gary Muehe, Bridgeview | "I would have to say yes, to the best of my knowledge. I consider myself a law-abiding citizen, and I'm from Illinois, That says a lot!"
Region views on state and federal laws
Chuck O'Neil, Valparaiso | "Not all of the time. Gun laws are one. In Georgia, the governor or mayor wants to pass a law allowing guns anywhere. That's not a good law."
Jim Koeling, St. John | "No. I always try to obey the speed limits. As I get older I find I'm more aware of the limits, but when I was younger I acted with more abandon."
Erin Jackman, Porter | "No, I do not. I do go too fast sometimes and litter out of my car window, too."
Nancy Ellis, Munster | "Absolutely. I'm a role model. I'm the principal at Frank Hammond Elementary School."
Ryan Forek, Merrillville | "I would hope so. It might be there is some obscure law that I don't know about and I violated it without knowing."
Region views on state and federal laws
What is it with Indiana Republicans and their belief that this state can act independently of the federal government?
INDIANAPOLIS | Should a business that claims a religious affiliation be allowed to hire only those people who share the same beliefs?
INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved proposal declaring that Indiana environmental laws "may not be more stringent than" federal law did not advance out of a Senate committee Monday, likely killing the measure for the year.
A judge's order has blocked a federal mandate that would have required Franciscan Alliance to begin providing contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs to its employees free of charge starting Wednesday.
The childish snits leading to government shutdown have been filled with plenty of grandstanding — much of it by the very people who caused this embarrassment.
INDIANAPOLIS | A proposed constitutional amendment requiring a secret ballot be used in union organizing elections is set for a final Senate vote Tuesday after the Republican-controlled chamber rejected a change that would have forced all private groups to use secret ballots in their elections.
The Indiana Department of Labor has adopted preliminary rules establishing the procedure for handling alleged violations of the state's new right-to-work law.
INDIANAPOLIS | Labor leaders have been quietly reviewing Indiana's new right-to-work law but are mum on whether they will go to court to try to stop the law before its main provision takes effect March 14.
United Steelworkers Local 1014 has agreed to have the U.S. Department of Labor supervise its next election, but not void the results from an election held more than two years ago.
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