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Hal Slager

Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

Jeff Langbehn's 21-year tenure as director of the Lake County solid waste district has survived a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement, a failed trash-to-ethanol contract costing taxpayers thousands more and a nearly successful legislative attempt to strip his agency's taxing authority.

September 01, 2014 11:00 pm
RICH JAMES: Funding formula hurts public schools

RICH JAMES: Funding formula hurts public schools

I had my first encounter with Indiana’s school funding formula while covering the General Assembly in the early 1980s.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Legislator decries attacks continue on public education

MUNSTER | One state representative believes Munster's deficit is the result of a continuing attack on public education. 

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
State chairman wants Dems to focus on fall races

State chairman wants Dems to focus on fall races

CROWN POINT | The Indiana party boss is in Lake County this week to remind Democrats there is an election this fall.

August 14, 2014 6:50 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Democrats support efficient voting practices

GUEST COMMENTARY: Democrats support efficient voting practices

Contrary to the statements made in The Times' editorial this past Sunday, Lake County Democratic Election Board members, and its executive director, have been engaged, for the past four to six years, in significant cost-cutting measures relating to the conduct of elections in Lake County.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Let law work by exploring efficient voting practices

Politics once again is on the verge of pulling a blanket over logic's head in Lake County, and a chance at more efficient voting practices could be the casualty.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

Dems' plea? Save our precincts

CROWN POINT | Two more Democrats are adding their voices in opposition to a new state law that could eliminate precincts in the party's urban strongholds.

July 28, 2014 6:04 pm
RICH JAMES: Slager uses franking privilege to push election bid

RICH JAMES: Slager uses franking privilege to push election bid

If you live in the greater St. John Township area, you likely got a slick brochure in the mail the other day from state Rep. Hal Slager, a Schererville Republican.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile justice to digital privacy, and state-based health exchanges to bike trails.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Related
Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | If you picture the 150 members of the General Assembly as a choir, this year they sang their loudest hosannas for the business-first agenda of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Calumet Township right to drop lawsuit

Sometimes it doesn't matter how the right thing occurs — as long as it does.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Indiana won't free money to protect jailed kids

DOUG ROSS: Indiana won't free money to protect jailed kids

When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced he didn't plan to spend the money to meet federal standards for prisons, I was surprised. Lake County is spending millions to get out from under the federal consent decree requiring improvements at the Lake County Jail.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Related
MARC CHASE: Wary voters snuff out possible corruption smoke

MARC CHASE: Wary voters snuff out possible corruption smoke

First the bad news: Lake County estimates show less than 13 percent of registered voters bothered to visit the Tuesday primary polls.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am
Hal M. Slager

Hal M. Slager

Age: 55

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: A dozen kiester eggs from scrambled politics

RICH JAMES: A dozen kiester eggs from scrambled politics

Today we not only celebrate the resurrection of Christ, but we also glorify the incredible, edible egg.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
Rep. Slager: Train extension may extend RDA mission

Rep. Slager: Train extension may extend RDA mission

SCHERERVILLE │ U.S. Rep. Hal Slager, R-Schererville, provided a legislative update Friday to members of the Lake County Advancement Committee during its monthly meeting at Teibel’s Family Restaurant.

April 11, 2014 4:58 pm
MARC CHASE: Leadership is antidote for local GOP disorder

MARC CHASE: Leadership is antidote for local GOP disorder

It's clear the Lake County GOP needs some serious counseling for an acute case of split personality disorder.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
Hal Slager

Hal Slager

Hal Slager

April 07, 2014 10:22 am
RICH JAMES: Lake County GOP should invest here

RICH JAMES: Lake County GOP should invest here

I don’t know how Lake County Republicans can get anyone to take them seriously.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

South Shore funding took unplanned route through Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.

March 15, 2014 7:00 pm
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