Indiana House Of Representatives
James F. D. Lanier twice came to the rescue when Indiana desperately needed his help. Without him, state history might have turned out differently.
Ethics violations aren't the sexiest of issues.
Alyssa Kennedy experienced the Indiana legislative process first-hand when she served as a student page this Spring for the Indiana House of Representatives in Indianapolis.
State Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, phoned me last week after reading The Times editorial on sexual assaults ("Better response to sexual assaults needed," April 7). She was excited to hear someone else cares deeply about the issue.
When the General Assembly began its work last November, as speaker I pledged a session driven by five main issues: increased road funding, enhanced job training, early childhood education, fair business taxation and cutting government red tape. With the 118th General Assembly behind us, it i…
One of my proudest moments as governor of California was working with advocates like Common Cause and the League of Women Voters to reform the redistricting process.
In a daring political move, Speaker Brian Bosma shifted the marriage amendment to a different committee.
What Hoosiers demand from their government is a frank and honest assessment of problems, some common-sense solutions and a credible effort to make their lives better.
INDIANAPOLIS | A region GOP legislator announced his bid Thursday to seek the state Senate seat currently held by Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake.
House Speaker Brian Bosma is eager to require drug tests for welfare recipients. It's an idea that has been tested and failed.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says securing money for additional school resource officers is among his top accomplishments of 2013. It's a responsible initiative.
Republicans are conservative, right? So why are they taking such big political risks in Congress and the Indiana Statehouse?
It's encouraging to know our state government will spend tax dollars to defend our freedom of religion, as long as it is the "right" religion. Did I say encouraging? I meant scary.
The Indiana Supreme Court ruled last week that fines against House Democrats who walked out on the job should stand. It says a lot about Indiana's political culture that this case got that far.
Representatives from throughout the state – Republican and Democrat – joined together this session to address issues at the forefront of Hoosier minds: maintaining our state’s fiscal integrity, spurring job creation and expanding education opportunities for every Hoosier family.
The fray over how to fund government in Lake County has taken a definite political plunge.
Hoosiers must remain ever vigilant when the Indiana General Assembly is in session, alert to any action that could affect the public's access to government records and government meetings. There's mixed news so far this session.
In a recent editorial, this newspaper speculated that the removal of the property tax freeze might be a political dirty trick.
One of the selling points, though not the only one, for enacting a local income tax in Lake County is to thaw the property tax levy that has been frozen by the state Legislature since 2007. Wednesday's action in the Indiana House of Representatives muddied the waters but didn't build a bridg…
A number of good proposals and policies have come out of Indianapolis in recent years to reform local government, and many of those measures have been tailor-made to the many government-borne problems in Northwest Indiana. However, legislation now pending in the Indiana House of Representati…
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