More capital expenditures and more hiring is anticipated in local government over the next six months, as municipal leaders face ongoing broader issues that have local impact.
One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that al-Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they…
SPRINGFIELD | State officials are attempting to derail scam artists who are preying on immigrants seeking Illinois driver's licenses.
Winfield is a young but growing town and deserves some credit for trying to think ahead.
PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week authorized initiating what could be a $10 million tax increment financing bond.
The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local option income tax.
If you needed a poster to display the dysfunction in Congress, look no further than the “We Shall Overcome” photo op that took place with Congressional leaders on Tuesday. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell linked hands and arms and swayed uncomfortably as they obs…
Alyssa Kennedy experienced the Indiana legislative process first-hand when she served as a student page this Spring for the Indiana House of Representatives in Indianapolis.
After some remarks I gave to an Indianapolis group on Feb. 20 about defending Indiana’s laws, an audience member posed a question about the Constitution's 17th Amendment, which requires direct election of U.S. senators by voters. I replied the 17th Amendment also permits state legislatures t…
Lake County taxpayers are now experiencing the gain that helps make up for the pain caused by county's recently instituted income tax.
Jeff Good and Nancy Adams, Republican candidates for Porter County Commissioner.
LAPORTE | A 113-year-old home owned by two families who played important roles in local and national history will be repaired and restored thanks to the building's purchase by Indiana Landmarks.
Roosevelt Allen Jr.
Senate Bill 1 creates a commission on business personal property and business taxation, which will include legislators, appointees of the governor and business and local government representatives, among others.
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