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Lawmakers endorse land-based casinos

INDIANAPOLIS | The General Assembly's gaming study committee unanimously agreed Thursday that Indiana's 10 permanently moored riverboat casinos should be permitted to move on land near their current docks.

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Public business sent via private email subject to disclosure law

Public business sent via private email subject to disclosure law

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's open records watchdog is advising local government officials that email messages pertaining to official business, even if sent from a personal account, are public records and potentially must be disclosed upon request.

October 29, 2014 12:13 pm Related

Area lawmakers hear Indiana Chamber's 2015 legislative priorities

PORTAGE | Area legislators and business leaders got a chance to hear the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's 2015 legislative priorities at a forum in Portage on Wednesday.

October 29, 2014 11:14 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Counties need someone to be in charge

WILLIAM NANGLE: Counties need someone to be in charge

Watch results of the Nov. 4 election in Allen County. It may be the predictor of a change in Indiana government.

October 26, 2014 12:00 am
State funding for RDA tops One Region's priority list

State funding for RDA tops One Region's priority list

VALPARAISO | Securing state funding for the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority in the upcoming legislative session was identified Thursday as the top priority of a region quality-of-life organization.

October 23, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Pence stands firm against preschool expansion

Pence stands firm against preschool expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrats are continuing to pound Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his decision not to seek up to $80 million in federal funds for preschool education in Indiana.

October 21, 2014 4:30 pm

Lawmakers, experts to discuss women's issues

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.

October 20, 2014 6:45 pm

Lawmakers eye changes to ethics requirements

INDIANAPOLIS | Experts advised the House Ethics Committee on Monday that Indiana needs to update its public disclosure requirements for state lawmakers.

October 20, 2014 2:42 pm

GUEST EDITORIAL: Advancing the conversation about end of life

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.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Stop bickering, commit to region's future

WILLIAM NANGLE: Stop bickering, commit to region's future

Controversy has long been a common trait in Northwest Indiana.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Porter County juvenile court magistrate may get more duties

Porter County juvenile court magistrate may get more duties

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.

October 16, 2014 6:10 pm

State Board of Education delays release of school grades

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.

October 15, 2014 3:10 pm Related
EDITORIAL: Indiana roads, bridges hit funding potholes

EDITORIAL: Indiana roads, bridges hit funding potholes

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.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Crossing the Line -- Minimum wage

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.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Gaming changes may hinge on fate of second Gary casino license

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.

October 11, 2014 10:00 pm

Failure to invest in infrastructure threatens economy

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.

October 11, 2014 12:15 pm
'Statehouse 101' explains how Indiana Legislature works

'Statehouse 101' explains how Indiana Legislature works

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.

October 09, 2014 7:45 pm

Odds improving for Indiana land-based gaming

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.

October 09, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Agency's board needs watchdogs, not lapdogs

EDITORIAL: Agency's board needs watchdogs, not lapdogs

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District is an agency in crisis. Steps must be taken now to prevent that from happening again.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am
Tough decisions ahead on Indiana road, bridge funding

Tough decisions ahead on Indiana road, bridge funding

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?

October 05, 2014 10:45 pm Related
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