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Governors State dedicates new science, health wing

Governors State dedicates new science, health wing

UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University on Friday dedicated new classrooms for the science and health programs after 21 years of planning.

September 05, 2014 12:55 pm Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: A comeback saga for ‘LeBron Bayh?'

BRIAN HOWEY: A comeback saga for ‘LeBron Bayh?'

INDIANAPOLIS | This could be the saga of “LeBron Bayh.”

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond files suit on rental inspection fee

HAMMOND | The city has filed a lawsuit claiming it's exempt from a law that reduces its $80 per unit rental registration fee to $5 per rental property.

July 05, 2014 8:21 pm
EDITORIAL: We endorse Niemeyer, Hanford, Aylesworth, Kuiper, Olthoff

EDITORIAL: We endorse Niemeyer, Hanford, Aylesworth, Kuiper, Olthoff

On the face of it, there are five Indiana House and Senate races on the ballot Tuesday in Lake and Porter counties. Really, though, there are only three districts involved.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am Video
EDITORIAL: Renew push for redistricting reform

EDITORIAL: Renew push for redistricting reform

Indiana has been talking earnestly about redistricting reform even since U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., a Munster native, was Indiana's secretary of state. It's time to act.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Related
RICH JAMES: Too many negatives define Hoosier state

RICH JAMES: Too many negatives define Hoosier state

Just a week ago, the front page of this newspaper provided a microcosm of what Indiana is all about.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana tax cap policies pit local munis against one another

GARY | Indiana’s unique fiscal policies — particularly the property tax cap backed by the General Assembly and enrolled in the state’s Constitution by voters in November 2010 — now pit local communities against one another in a perpetual fight for funding.

April 02, 2014 6:15 pm

Crete president says amendments have clouded gaming picture

CRETE | Village President Michael Einhorn has been trying to follow the debate over expanding gambling, but said amendments to the proposal that might come before the General Assembly have complicated the matter.

March 25, 2014 4:54 pm
Schools comply with new Indiana bullying law

Schools comply with new Indiana bullying law

While schools across the country encourage anti-bullying programs, Indiana is one of the few states that require them.

March 18, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the March 14 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz provide analysis of 2014 Indiana General Assembly, including the passage of a bill for South Shore extension funding and a deal to lower business taxes. Lastly, they discuss the gay marriage issue and a series of lawsuits …

March 14, 2014 5:37 pm
NIRPC wants local communities to use funds for transit

NIRPC wants local communities to use funds for transit

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Friday sent a strong message to state legislators that proceeds from closing a tax loophole should go to local communities and be used for mass transit, including buses.

March 07, 2014 2:30 pm Related

Lansing, South Holland want share of potential casino revenue

Municipal officials in both Lansing and South Holland have long been on the record as saying they are not interested in a casino, but they are more than willing to share in the profits if one is built in a nearby community.

March 05, 2014 9:45 am
RICH JAMES: GOP out of step on gay marriage

RICH JAMES: GOP out of step on gay marriage

Why is it that some Indiana Republicans think the state ought to be the cradle of conservatism?

June 30, 2013 12:00 am

Illinois House Republicans propose college tax credits

SPRINGFIELD | Although most colleges and the state legislature are on summer vacation, Republicans in the Illinois House this week proposed two tax incentives to help middle-class Illinois families afford higher education.

June 13, 2013 7:37 pm
Senate Democrats want more school money, not cuts

Senate Democrats want more school money, not cuts

Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, speaks with lawmakers Friday while on the Senate floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.

May 17, 2013 10:07 pm

Lower drunk-driving limit gets mixed reviews in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to toughen drunk-driving laws is getting mixed reviews among Illinois legislators, top state officials and local police.

May 15, 2013 8:15 pm
PHIL WIELAND: We're not the happiest, but it could be worse

PHIL WIELAND: We're not the happiest, but it could be worse

If you think of the region as something less than paradise on Earth, apparently you are not alone or even in the minority.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am

Lake Council appears ready to embark on taxing journey

CROWN POINT | Lake County Councilman David Hamm, D-Hammond, told fellow council members Tuesday they must immediately begin discussing passing an income tax on county residents and employees.

March 12, 2013 12:48 pm
RICH JAMES: Lake County running out of cheeks to turn

RICH JAMES: Lake County running out of cheeks to turn

If Lake County were a person, he’d probably be a punch-drunk fighter.

February 27, 2013 12:00 am

Casinos slam gaming bill reversals

A casino bill that riled local communities now is riling casino operators, following changes made by an Indiana Senate committee.

February 26, 2013 3:00 pm
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