Sandy Laurie and others claim Republican filibusters are to blame for the gridlock in Washington. However, the blame lies primarily with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
INDIANAPOLIS | If Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate following this year's elections, expect a fierce intraparty battle over whether to punish Democrats for enacting Senate rules changes that largely have sidelined the chamber's minority party.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, has no regrets about his decision to pull the marriage amendment from a House committee where defeat appeared likely and move it to another panel.
Offering perspective on today's issues
Last week, I wondered if a particular region government planning agency's board would give any weight to the concerns of south Lake County constituents regarding the proposed Illiana Expressway.
Just in case the world didn't end today, as some believe the Mayans predicted, I offer this rhyme as a substitute disaster.
The ignorant letter from sophomore Jerry Orzechowicz demands a response.
Every day I read or hear statements about the Democrats fleeing the Statehouse, such as, "Let's fine them for not being here. They were elected to legislate. Why have they run away?"
To sort out fact from fiction as the Indiana House Democrats' walkout continues, The Times is answering questions about walkout-related issues.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Democratic and Republican leaders of the Indiana House exchanged letters and spoke on the phone Wednesday but remained far apart on resolving the political issues behind the Democrats' 16-day walkout.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, fined absent House Democrats $250 each Monday, but state Rep. Terry Goodin, D-Crothersville, said the fines won't bring the Democrats back.
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