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Indiana House Of Representatives

DOUG ROSS: Candidates shouldn't shy away from face-offs

DOUG ROSS: Candidates shouldn't shy away from face-offs

Politics is a sport, I like to say. But what kind of sport is it when the opponents don't want to face off against each other?

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Banker Lanier rescued Indiana

ANDREA NEAL: Banker Lanier rescued Indiana

James F. D. Lanier twice came to the rescue when Indiana desperately needed his help. Without him, state history might have turned out differently.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Don't expect reform if you don't demand it

Ethics violations aren't the sexiest of issues.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
Youngster gets a taste of legistative process as page

Youngster gets a taste of legistative process as page

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.

May 23, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Region transplant addressing sexual assaults

DOUG ROSS: Region transplant addressing sexual assaults

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.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am Video

GUEST COMMENTARY: House Republicans achieve legislative priorities

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…

March 25, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Put voters first with redistricting reform

GUEST COMMENTARY: Put voters first with redistricting reform

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.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

In a daring political move, Speaker Brian Bosma shifted the marriage amendment to a different committee.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Let's move beyond knee-jerk ideology to improve Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let's move beyond knee-jerk ideology to improve Indiana

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.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am

GOP's Niemeyer to seek state Senate seat once held by his father

INDIANAPOLIS | A region GOP legislator announced his bid Thursday to seek the state Senate seat currently held by Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake.

January 16, 2014 7:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Drug screening for welfare has failed test

House Speaker Brian Bosma is eager to require drug tests for welfare recipients. It's an idea that has been tested and failed.

January 13, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Hiring professionals beats arming amateurs

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.

December 31, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Republicans taking big gambles in Indiana, D.C.

DOUG ROSS: Republicans taking big gambles in Indiana, D.C.

Republicans are conservative, right? So why are they taking such big political risks in Congress and the Indiana Statehouse?

October 04, 2013 12:00 am Video

PHIL WIELAND: The religious right's fight is so wrong

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.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: House fines flap went too far

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.

June 24, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana budget meets goals, gives cash back

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.

May 14, 2013 12:00 am Related

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WILLIAM NANGLE: Let math, not politics, rule on tax debate

WILLIAM NANGLE: Let math, not politics, rule on tax debate

The fray over how to fund government in Lake County has taken a definite political plunge.

April 17, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Mixed news on public access issues

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.

April 16, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Dirty tricks or good public policy?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Dirty tricks or good public policy?

In a recent editorial, this newspaper speculated that the removal of the property tax freeze might be a political dirty trick.

April 16, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: House shifts blame, doesn't solve problem

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…

April 12, 2013 12:00 am
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