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Pence stands firm against preschool expansion

Pence stands firm against preschool expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrats are continuing to pound Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his decision not to seek up to $80 million in federal funds for preschool education in Indiana.

October 21, 2014 4:30 pm
Candidate (R) for Indiana Senate – District 1

Candidate (R) for Indiana Senate – District 1

Ken Stevenson (R) discusses his goals and qualifications with The Times Editorial Board.

October 16, 2014 2:03 pm
Candidate (R) for Indiana Senate – District 1

Candidate (R) for Indiana Senate – District 1

Ken Stevenson (R) discusses his goals and qualifications with The Times Editorial Board.

October 16, 2014 1:45 pm

Balanced budget, school funding-fix top priorities for House GOP

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans promised to enact a balanced budget, reform the school funding formula, improve Statehouse ethics and promote public health and safety, if they maintain their majority following the Nov. 4 elections.

October 14, 2014 11:30 pm
Bosma declares marriage amendment dead

Bosma declares marriage amendment dead

INDIANAPOLIS | The most controversial issue of the 2014 legislative session will not even be up for debate next year.

October 14, 2014 5:45 pm Related
Candidates for Indiana Senate - District 6

Candidates for Indiana Senate - District 6

Roxanna Hanford (D) and Rick Niemeyer (R) discuss their qualifications for the Indiana Senate (District 6) seat with The Times Editorial Board.

October 14, 2014 2:38 pm
Candidates for Indiana Senate - District 6

Candidates for Indiana Senate - District 6

Roxanna Hanford (D) and Rick Niemeyer (R) discuss their qualifications for Indiana State Senator (District 6) with The Times Editorial Board.

October 13, 2014 5:08 pm

Voter registration deadline is Monday

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers have only until Monday to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

September 30, 2014 6:51 pm

Lake County preschool leaders meet in Indy to share strategies

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's pilot preschool program inched closer to reality Wednesday as community leaders from the five selected counties, including Lake County, met with one another and state officials to coordinate implementation strategies ahead of an expected 2015 launch.

September 24, 2014 8:00 pm

Key lawmakers divided on more business tax cuts

INDIANAPOLIS | A split appears to be developing between two powerful Republican state senators over whether Indiana businesses need more tax cuts.

September 15, 2014 5:40 pm

Senator: Indiana protected in Toll Road bankruptcy

INDIANAPOLIS | A top Hoosier lawmaker believes the state will suffer no harm if the operator of the Indiana Toll Road declares bankruptcy and sells its 75-year lease to run the highway after just eight years in business.

September 15, 2014 4:00 pm
Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

MERRILLVILLE | Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh proclaimed Wednesday the future of the United States hinges on Americans eschewing divisive partisanship, agreeing to set aside their differences and working together for the good of all.

September 10, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Indiana turnout not affected by voter ID requirement

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's nearly decade-long experiment requiring voters produce photo identification to obtain a ballot likely isn't to blame for the state's lackluster voter turnout.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm

Will Hoosiers stay home on Election Day?

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's election season traditionally kicks into high gear after Labor Day, but this year it seems few Hoosiers are paying attention to state and local candidates and issues — setting the stage for potentially the lowest general election voter turnout in history.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm
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
WILLIAM NANGLE: No lazy summer days for Valpo's Sen. Charbonneau

WILLIAM NANGLE: No lazy summer days for Valpo's Sen. Charbonneau

Summer is seen by most as a time of relaxation. A time to vacation. A time to fire up the grill and enjoy the outdoors.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Legislature in no rush to take on gun violence

Legislature in no rush to take on gun violence

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers hoping for fast action by state lawmakers addressing the gun violence responsible for the recent shooting deaths of Gary and Indianapolis police officers probably shouldn't hold their breath.

July 08, 2014 7:00 pm
State senator deploying to Afghanistan

State senator deploying to Afghanistan

INDIANAPOLIS | For the second year in a row, an Indiana state senator will miss the entire legislative session.

July 08, 2014 12:20 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

If you needed a poster to display the dysfunction in Congress, look no further than the “We Shall Overcome” photo op that took place with Congressional leaders on Tuesday. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell linked hands and arms and swayed uncomfortably as they obs…

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

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
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