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While Republicans on the national scene take their lumps over their role in the federal government shutdown, Lake County conservatives are expressing optimism for a strengthening foothold in local politics.
INDIANAPOLIS | A new vote analysis of the 2013 legislative session shows the Republican-controlled General Assembly — except for a handful of region Democrats — was practically a wholly owned subsidiary of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
If you use the facilities at the new Schererville Community Center, you might want to thank a Democrat.
GARY | Gov. Mike Pence deployed his "four-corner offense" Wednesday by stopping in Northwest Indiana to promote job and economic development through the region.
SCHERERVILLE | A 25-year-old local activist is the new chairman of the Indiana Federation of Young Republicans.
SCHERERVILLE | State Rep. Hal Slager, R-Schererville, will give a legislative update during the next Lake County Advancement Committee meeting, set for noon June 14 at Teibel's Family Restaurant, 1775 U.S. 41.
GRIFFITH | The Griffith Town Council and its audience applauded state Rep. Hal Slager on Tuesday for his efforts in helping ease the financial burden of Calumet Township.
INDIANAPOLIS | Griffith leaders were ecstatic Friday after Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed into law mandatory reductions in Calumet Township spending and a path for Griffith to exit the township if its excessive spending continues.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence enthusiastically approved legislation Thursday loosening a requirement that students attend public school for at least one year to qualify for a private school voucher.
INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans who return or move to Indiana after completing their service are entitled to in-state college tuition under a new law signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | A controversial plan to have the General Assembly decide how revenue from a Lake County income tax could be spent likely is dead.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House-Senate conference committee, made up mostly of Northwest Indiana lawmakers, remained far apart Tuesday following more than an hour of discussion on whether the General Assembly should lift the Lake County property tax levy freeze.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's black state lawmakers want Gov. Mike Pence to veto legislation that would force Calumet Township to reduce its administrative spending and potentially enable Griffith to leave the township.
INDIANAPOLIS | It took six years of explaining, arguing and working around legislative roadblocks, but Griffith is now just a few pen strokes away from having a path to exit Calumet Township.
INDIANAPOLIS | Eight state lawmakers from Lake and Porter counties, along with two senators from outside the region, have been tapped to decide whether the General Assembly lifts the Lake County property tax levy freeze.
The fray over how to fund government in Lake County has taken a definite political plunge.
State Rep. Hal Slager, R-Schererville, represents the 15th House District.
In a recent editorial, this newspaper speculated that the removal of the property tax freeze might be a political dirty trick.
I’ve never met state Rep. Jim Lucas, a Republican from Seymour.
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