Indiana General Assembly
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, will moderate an expert discussion Wednesday on three major issues affecting the lives of many Hoosier women: pay equity, domestic violence and sexual assault.
INDIANAPOLIS | Experts advised the House Ethics Committee on Monday that Indiana needs to update its public disclosure requirements for state lawmakers.
It should come as no surprise that legislation passed in 2013 by the Indiana General Assembly intended to better ensure that end-of-life wishes for medical care are communicated and honored hasn't exactly been a hot topic of conversation.
Controversy has long been a common trait in Northwest Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to convert Porter County's juvenile magistrate position into a circuit court magistrate empowered to act, under a judge's supervision, on a variety of legal matters has cleared the first hurdle at the Statehouse.
INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education postponed the expected release of 2013-14 grades for thousands of Indiana schools Wednesday, instead voting to wait three weeks for five possibly incorrect school ratings to be confirmed.
Indiana has a long way to go to bring its roads and bridges up to shape, the Indiana Department of Transportation says. Anyone who has driven on area roads — or who has wanted to drive on the Cline Avenue Bridge — knows this is true.
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: Minimum wage.
INDIANAPOLIS | A competitive advantage awarded to Gary's casinos back when the boats sailed Lake Michigan could end up sinking Majestic Star's chances to relocate its gaming facility on land adjacent to the now-moored vessels.
INDIANAPOLIS | Decades of public policy focused on reducing government spending and cutting taxes have left the United States and Indiana with a legacy of crumbling roads and bridges and no money to fix them.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, and the League of Women Voters are teaming up to help region residents better understand the work of the Indiana General Assembly.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Legislature's gaming study committee appears poised to recommend Indiana's permanently docked riverboat casinos be allowed to move on land adjacent to their current sites.
The Lake County Solid Waste Management District is an agency in crisis. Steps must be taken now to prevent that from happening again.
INDIANAPOLIS | Facing the prospect of no new money to combat an expected rise in deteriorating bridges and crumbling highways over the next decade, state transportation officials are putting the question to Hoosiers — what road conditions are you willing to pay for?
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana education officials are on track to replace the state's hard-to-understand opaque system for rating schools using letter grades with a new hard-to-understand opaque system for rating schools using letter grades.
INDIANAPOLIS | A panel of Hoosier lawmakers has discovered that supporting tax simplification is a lot easier than actually simplifying Indiana's tax code.
INDIANAPOLIS | A panel of Hoosier lawmakers seeking strategies to stem the state's gaming tax revenue decline and preserve 13,000 casino jobs listened closely late last week as Indiana casino operators shared their ideas.
In a strange, somewhat sick way, the huge scandal that's engulfed the National Football League with release of a graphic video of one of the league's stars knocking out his girlfriend (now wife) in an elevator may be saving others from similar abuse.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state official overseeing the Indiana Toll Road lease assured Hoosier lawmakers Tuesday that the private operator's bankruptcy will not affect highway functions, force toll hikes or put state funds at risk.
If he could see it now, Father Edward Sorin would surely marvel at what has become of Notre Dame du Lac, Our Lady of the Lake, the Catholic university he founded in 1842.
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