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Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile justice to digital privacy, and state-based health exchanges to bike trails.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Related
Ethics panel OKs state officers using gov't equipment for campaigning

Ethics panel OKs state officers using gov't equipment for campaigning

INDIANAPOLIS | The seven statewide elected officials can use state property for campaign purposes, so long as they approve a policy statement authorizing themselves to do so.

July 10, 2014 12:18 pm Related

Legislature meets to correct errors in new laws

INDIANAPOLIS | State legislators interrupted their summer breaks Tuesday for an unprecedented one-day session to correct errors and omissions in several new laws before they take effect July 1.

June 17, 2014 6:00 pm

Porter County Libertarian running for state auditor

INDIANAPOLIS | A Porter County management consultant has been tapped to run for state auditor by the Libertarian Party of Indiana.

June 10, 2014 5:45 pm

Pence to detail health plan for out-of-state audiences

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is taking his sales pitch for Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 on the road this week in part to show national conservative and Republican groups he's keeping the faith, even as he seeks federal health funds provided through the much-demonized Affordable Care Act.

May 19, 2014 12:00 am Related
Battles resignation reduces likelihood of Democratic House majority

Battles resignation reduces likelihood of Democratic House majority

INDIANAPOLIS | The road back to majority status for Indiana House Democrats got a little longer Friday after one of the party's two remaining rural representatives resigned his seat and quit his re-election bid.

May 16, 2014 2:00 pm
Pence selects new chief of staff

Pence selects new chief of staff

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has appointed Jim Atterholt, a veteran Statehouse insider, as his new chief of staff.

May 13, 2014 2:15 pm
Close contests in GOP, Dem race for 11th House District

Close contests in GOP, Dem race for 11th House District

INDIANAPOLIS | A rare Indiana House race without an incumbent running produced close results Tuesday for the Republican and Democratic nominations in the 11th District.

May 06, 2014 11:04 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: We endorse Niemeyer, Hanford, Aylesworth, Kuiper, Olthoff

EDITORIAL: We endorse Niemeyer, Hanford, Aylesworth, Kuiper, Olthoff

On the face of it, there are five Indiana House and Senate races on the ballot Tuesday in Lake and Porter counties. Really, though, there are only three districts involved.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am Video
MARC CHASE: Fiscal restraint in Lake County, no fooling

MARC CHASE: Fiscal restraint in Lake County, no fooling

Who knew Lake County government could exercise a measure of fiscal restraint?

April 15, 2014 12:00 am

Redistricting reforms failed to win Legislature's approval

INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to reform how Indiana draws its legislative districts, which could determine who gets elected and the policies they pursue, was perhaps the top item the General Assembly failed to act on last month prior to adjourning for the year.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana seeks federal permission to grow hemp

INDIANAPOLIS | The state seed commissioner is wasting no time in trying to win federal approval for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp for industrial purposes.

April 03, 2014 6:30 pm Video Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: General Assembly could have done much more

GUEST COMMENTARY: General Assembly could have done much more

Even before our work had wrapped up, our governor had issued a video complimenting the Legislature’s accomplishments. He was quickly echoed by the leaders of his super-majorities in the Indiana House and Senate.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am
Valpo native trading Statehouse for U.S. Capitol

Valpo native trading Statehouse for U.S. Capitol

INDIANAPOLIS | The Valparaiso native who has led communications for Indiana Senate Republicans over the past two years is resigning to become spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Jimtown.

March 17, 2014 6:00 pm
GOP, Democrats view results of legislative session differently

GOP, Democrats view results of legislative session differently

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican House and Senate leaders, along with Gov. Mike Pence, claimed victory for their legislative agendas Friday, while Democrats despaired that the 2014 Indiana General Assembly didn't do more to improve the lives of everyday Hoosiers.

March 14, 2014 3:30 pm Related

Niemeyer bids farewell to House, hopes to return as senator

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, who is leaving the Indiana House to run for the Senate, was lauded Thursday by his soon-to-be former colleagues.

March 13, 2014 6:00 pm
MARC CHASE: Pence hits single, should keep swinging adoption bat

MARC CHASE: Pence hits single, should keep swinging adoption bat

Sometimes you swing for the fences but take solace in a single.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am

General Assembly preparing to close annual session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly is planning to adjourn for the year Thursday, but lawmakers still are negotiating the final texts of some four dozen legislative proposals — including a business tax cut, whether to permit guns in school parking lots and funding to expand the South…

March 12, 2014 7:00 pm

Limits on rental property inspections headed to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Cities and towns across Indiana, including several region communities, are one signature away from losing their ability to vigorously regulate rental properties within their borders.

March 11, 2014 5:30 pm

Lawmakers flip off-switch on state's energy savings program

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Energizing Indiana, the 2-year-old statewide energy-efficiency program that helps homeowners and businesses reduce their energy use, is in the hands of Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

March 10, 2014 7:34 pm
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