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Pence OKs everything approved by Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm

Pence mum on possible vetoes

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence likely will ink up his veto stamp next week, but isn't yet saying which proposals approved by the General Assembly he might reject.

March 20, 2014 1:25 pm

Region lawmakers successful at moving proposals through Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Two proposals backed by Northwest Indiana lawmakers advanced closer to the governor's desk Tuesday.

February 18, 2014 6:00 pm
Mrvan endorses Obama's efforts for higher minimum wage

Mrvan endorses Obama's efforts for higher minimum wage

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond, is enthusiastically backing President Barack Obama's call for a higher minimum wage.

January 29, 2014 7:15 pm
Indiana governor proposes tax cut for families with children

Indiana governor proposes tax cut for families with children

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence wants to reduce the income taxes paid by families with children as part of his plan to promote marriage and childbearing in Indiana.

December 19, 2013 11:19 pm Related

Indiana vying for $10B Boeing airplane plant

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is among 15 states, including Illinois, competing for a $10 billion Boeing airplane manufacturing and assembly facility that could employ up to 8,500 workers by 2024.

December 15, 2013 12:38 am
Indiana marks 197th anniversary of statehood

Indiana marks 197th anniversary of statehood

INDIANAPOLIS | State officials and schoolchildren celebrated Indiana's 197th birthday Wednesday at the Statehouse.

December 11, 2013 7:15 pm Related
Pence education agenda promotes charter schools, job training

Pence education agenda promotes charter schools, job training

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's schools would minimize constitutionally mandated focus on general "knowledge and learning," and become worker training centers from the earliest grades under an agenda announced Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence.

December 10, 2013 3:50 pm Photos

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Pence orders cuts after state revenue tanks

Pence orders cuts after state revenue tanks

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has directed state agencies and universities to cancel an additional $51.5 million in planned spending after Indiana badly missed its November revenue target.

December 09, 2013 2:50 pm Related
Business tax cut tops Pence legislative agenda

Business tax cut tops Pence legislative agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | Ignoring data showing that Indiana's decade of trickle-down prosperity policies haven't improved the income, health or quality of life for most Hoosiers, Gov. Mike Pence promised Thursday to deliver still more business-centered programs in the upcoming legislative session.

December 05, 2013 6:42 pm Photos

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Gregg nixes second run for governor

Gregg nixes second run for governor

INDIANAPOLIS | John Gregg, the 2012 Democratic nominee for Indiana governor, announced Wednesday he will not make a second run for the state's top job.

October 23, 2013 11:25 am Video Related
RICH JAMES: Heavy state investment helps Indianapolis

RICH JAMES: Heavy state investment helps Indianapolis

Indianapolis is the largest U.S. city not on a navigable waterway.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
President Ronald Reagan and Former Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen

President Ronald Reagan and Former Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen

President Ronald Reagan, with his ever-present jar of jellybeans close-at-hand, talks with Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen at the White House.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am

Veteran college progams among new laws signed by Pence

INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans should have an easier time navigating the state's universities thanks to a new law sponsored by state Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh, D-Crown Point, that was signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

April 14, 2013 8:33 pm Related

Rogers ensures public records remain accessible

INDIANAPOLIS | Led by state Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, the Indiana Senate last week voted to maintain a requirement schools publish their annual financial reports in widely read newspapers instead of on poorly trafficked websites.

April 14, 2013 8:30 pm Related

Revenue forecast set to shape budget debate

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate claims to believe education policy debates, and not the budget, will dominate Statehouse discussions over the next two weeks as the 2013 session of the General Assembly races toward adjournment.

April 13, 2013 5:30 pm

Senator faces decision on lifting Lake levy freeze

INDIANAPOLIS | The decision on whether the Lake County property tax levy freeze is lifted, even if the county doesn't enact an income tax, is now in the hands of state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso.

April 11, 2013 1:30 pm Related

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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

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

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Region legislators' revisions rejected by GOP

INDIANAPOLIS | Two Northwest Indiana Democratic representatives learned Thursday just how hard it can be sometimes to win over the House Republican supermajority.

March 14, 2013 7:24 pm
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