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.
I had my first encounter with Indiana’s school funding formula while covering the General Assembly in the early 1980s.
MUNSTER | One state representative believes Munster's deficit is the result of a continuing attack on public education.
CROWN POINT | The Indiana party boss is in Lake County this week to remind Democrats there is an election this fall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes it doesn't matter how the right thing occurs — as long as it does.
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.
First the bad news: Lake County estimates show less than 13 percent of registered voters bothered to visit the Tuesday primary polls.
Today we not only celebrate the resurrection of Christ, but we also glorify the incredible, edible egg.
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.
It's clear the Lake County GOP needs some serious counseling for an acute case of split personality disorder.
I don’t know how Lake County Republicans can get anyone to take them seriously.
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.
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