Indiana House Of Representatives
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…
As the House Democratic members of the Education Committee, we are privileged to serve as the standard-bearer for new Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz.
The last two elections have seen the House turn from an evenly divided chamber into one controlled by one party by a substantial margin.
After the Indiana House Democrats walked off the job in 2011 to stall right-to-work legislation, the GOP House leadership pushed through stiff fines for AWOL lawmakers. Then House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis got Republican state Auditor Tim Berry to deduct the fines from Democratic l…
The fallout from the Nov. 6 election is still being sifted through. Today, I'm highlighting three observations.
VALPARAISO | With praise for his opponent Greg Simms, Rep. Ed Soliday prepared for a return to the legislature where he predicted economic issues will dominate.
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