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GOP doctors urge price transparency to fix health system

GOP doctors urge price transparency to fix health system

INDIANAPOLIS | Two doctor-legislators traveling Indiana on a Hoosier Healthcare Tour were quick Tuesday to diagnose problems with the nation's health system but had few prescriptions for real change.

April 15, 2014 2:30 pm Photos


Indiana dips toe in national debate over religious liberty, discrimination

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana lawmakers last week nearly jumped on a bandwagon of states seeking to add measures that some contend legitimize discrimination under the guise of religious liberty.

March 03, 2014 12:00 am
House panel OKs spending $4M from Lake County tax fix on South Shore expansion

House panel OKs spending $4M from Lake County tax fix on South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee agreed Monday the South Shore Line expansion project should receive the $4 million a year expected to be saved by closing a Lake County tax loophole -- even as the underlying legislation veered dangerously off-track.

February 24, 2014 5:45 pm Related
Pence not telling whole story on state business tax comparisons

Pence not telling whole story on state business tax comparisons

INDIANAPOLIS | It's not often you'll hear a Hoosier governor claim Indiana's business taxes should be more like those in Illinois.

February 16, 2014 12:35 am Photos




NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptical the state will play a significant role in extending the commuter train to Dyer -- despite the best efforts of some region lawmakers.

February 09, 2014 6:00 am Related
Lake County Council won't get say on tourism spending

Lake County Council won't get say on tourism spending

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to require the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority have its budget approved by the Lake County Council will not advance out of a House committee prior to Tuesday's deadline.

January 25, 2014 6:00 pm Photos




Clear plan, budget needed for South Shore to advance at Statehouse

Clear plan, budget needed for South Shore to advance at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | No single person at the Statehouse is standing in the way of South Shore expansion, because outside the 21-member Northwest Indiana legislative delegation, few of the 129 other state senators and representatives have even heard of it.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Pence names Evansville representative new state auditor

Pence names Evansville representative new state auditor

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has selected state Rep. Suzanne Crouch, R-Evansville, to replace Dwayne Sawyer as Indiana's state auditor.

December 16, 2013 12:25 pm Photos


Schools may get secret waivers for gun mandate

INDIANAPOLIS | Volunteers packing concealed, loaded firearms and known only to school board members soon may be patrolling the hallways of every public or charter elementary and high school in Indiana, or at least Hoosiers will be made to think so.

April 09, 2013 12:40 pm

Fate of Lake income tax back in county's hands

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers have decided for now to leave the debate over a Lake County income tax to the County Council, but plans for Gary airport board reforms and studies of a Steel City port and trauma hospital are in danger following a contentious House committee hearing.

April 03, 2013 5:00 pm

House panel OKs plan to strip funds from Porter Co. auditor

INDIANAPOLIS | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski would lose access to nearly all the money generated by his crackdown on homestead tax credit abusers under legislation approved by a House committee Thursday.

March 28, 2013 1:47 pm

No consensus yet in Lake income tax debate at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation intended to entice the Lake County Council to finally enact an income tax is likely to be approved next week by the House Ways and Means Committee, but it's not yet clear what might be in it.

March 20, 2013 7:15 pm Related


Senator: If Lake council wants higher income tax, it should act now

INDIANAPOLIS | If Lake County leaders want a local income tax rate higher than the 1 percent maximum under consideration by the Indiana General Assembly, they should enact one.

March 14, 2013 7:12 pm Related


$30 billion Ind. budget wins committee approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The House Ways and Means Committee voted 16-7 Tuesday to send a two-year budget plan to the full chamber that increases spending on education and provides new funding for roads, but does not reduce the income tax rate.

February 19, 2013 11:40 am

House Democrats plan to force vote on Pence tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans may be forced to cast an uncomfortable vote this month, rejecting Republican Gov. Mike Pence's proposed income tax cut en route to approving their two-year budget plan that increases state spending.

February 15, 2013 1:00 pm

LaPorte property owners may get tax bill reprieve

INDIANAPOLIS | LaPorte County property owners may get a break from the barrage of tax bills they've recently received as the county strives to catch up on delayed prior year tax billings.

February 12, 2013 10:13 am Related


Pence claims tax cut needed to beat other states for jobs

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence believes if government can afford to reduce taxes it should, but his proposal to cut Indiana's income tax rate by 10 percent is also intended to send a message to other states.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos




Pence picks budget expert for legislative adviser

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov.-elect Mike Pence has tapped a veteran Hoosier lawmaker to advise him on how to move his legislative agenda through the Indiana House and Senate.

November 29, 2012 5:45 pm

Ind. budget panel takes first step on winding road to state spending plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The six-month process that determines how Indiana spends its money for the next two years began Wednesday with the first agency presentations to the State Budget Committee.

November 14, 2012 12:00 pm

Ind. House puts state's budget in doctor's hands

INDIANAPOLIS | A doctor has been put in charge of Indiana's financial health.

November 13, 2012 7:00 pm
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