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Bayh not running for governor in 2016

Bayh not running for governor in 2016

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat Evan Bayh will not run in 2016 for a second stint as Indiana governor.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am
Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

MERRILLVILLE | Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh proclaimed Wednesday the future of the United States hinges on Americans eschewing divisive partisanship, agreeing to set aside their differences and working together for the good of all.

September 10, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Crossing the Line -- medical marijuana

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Medical marijuana.

September 06, 2014 8:24 pm

GUEST EDITORIAL: Truly 'ban' smoking in Indiana

In January 2012, anti-smoking advocates were touting the results of a just-completed poll — and hoping the Indiana General Assembly would pass a statewide workplace smoking ban.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

Ritz requests more money for Indiana schools

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education is seeking a 3 percent bump in public school funding and the elimination of textbook rental fees in the state's 2016-17 budget that takes effect in July.

September 04, 2014 5:45 pm
Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | The five justices of the Indiana Supreme Court struggled during oral arguments Thursday to pin down precisely how the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.

September 04, 2014 10:50 am Related
State Board of Education settles illegal meeting claim

State Board of Education settles illegal meeting claim

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education has agreed — without admitting misconduct — to settle a lawsuit alleging it held an illegal meeting Oct. 16 when board members privately drafted and approved a letter via email requesting legislative assistance in calculating 2012-13 school grades.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in Attorney General Greg Zoeller's first appeal of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law violates the Indiana Constitution.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related
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

Indiana turnout not affected by voter ID requirement

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's nearly decade-long experiment requiring voters produce photo identification to obtain a ballot likely isn't to blame for the state's lackluster voter turnout.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm
Pence: Budget will maintain Indiana's strong balance sheet

Pence: Budget will maintain Indiana's strong balance sheet

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers should not expect any significant increases in state spending, though businesses could see another round of tax cuts under the 2016-17 Indiana budget now being crafted by Gov. Mike Pence.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm

GUEST EDITORIAL: State bullying measure shouldn't be taken lightly

It's clear bullying in schools so concerned the Indiana General Assembly that lawmakers passed a measure requiring schools statewide to track cases.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Gov't employee retirements not tied to annuity change

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is seeing a retirement surge among state and local government employees and teachers this year, but it appears a state-ordered change to an optional retirement benefit isn't what's driving workers to end their careers.

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Tax cut culture hurts cities, Indiana’s future

BRIAN HOWEY: Tax cut culture hurts cities, Indiana’s future

In the 2008 Indiana gubernatorial campaign, Democratic nominee Jill Long Thompson said she intended to save every Indiana community through what she called a “three-tiered” economic plan that would infuse distressed areas with new jobs.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana State Fair tallies third-highest attendance ever

Indiana State Fair tallies third-highest attendance ever

INDIANAPOLIS | Cool summer temperatures, the renovated Coliseum and a new beer and wine exhibition helped push attendance at the 2014 Indiana State Fair near record territory.

August 18, 2014 6:24 pm Photos

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Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS | Many Hoosiers unlikely to set foot in Northwest Indiana anytime soon still got to enjoy beer Thursday at the State Fair produced by region microbreweries.

August 14, 2014 4:15 pm
Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related
State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

INDIANAPOLIS | The two state officeholders seeking election in November insist they are not using government-owned equipment for campaign purposes, even though the State Ethics Commission recently concluded they could.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Annuity changes could have been worse

INDIANAPOLIS | The annuity options for retiring public employees, including teachers, may have been much worse if it wasn't for the intervention of a small group of Hoosier lawmakers, including state Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
State Fair to showcase Indiana beer and wine, renovated Coliseum

State Fair to showcase Indiana beer and wine, renovated Coliseum

INDIANAPOLIS | Beer and wine return to the Indiana State Fair following a seven-decade absence, and Hoosiers get their first look inside a revitalized Coliseum when the state's premier agricultural exhibition opens Friday in Indianapolis for a 17-day run.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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