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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

Constitutional conventional backers meet in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About 100 lawmakers from 33 states are expected to gather at the Indiana Statehouse for discussions about how to call the first constitutional convention since the nation's founding.

June 12, 2014 7:58 am
Primary election turnout just 13 percent

Primary election turnout just 13 percent

INDIANAPOLIS | Fewer Hoosiers voted in the May 6 primary than in any statewide election over the past quarter-century, and possibly ever.

June 03, 2014 1:55 pm Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Alternative to Senate primary a choice Indiana Legislature already can make

After some remarks I gave to an Indianapolis group on Feb. 20 about defending Indiana’s laws, an audience member posed a question about the Constitution's 17th Amendment, which requires direct election of U.S. senators by voters. I replied the 17th Amendment also permits state legislatures t…

May 13, 2014 5:45 pm

Niemeyer, Hanford win state senate primaries

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, is a step closer toward reclaiming the Indiana Senate seat once held by his late father, Ernie.

May 06, 2014 9:15 pm
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
Indiana Senate -- District 6 Candidates (D)

Indiana Senate -- District 6 Candidates (D)

Roxanna Hanford and Lon Childress are the candidates (D) for the Indiana Senate -- District 6 seat.

April 25, 2014 1:04 pm
Indiana Senate District 6 Candidates (R)

Indiana Senate District 6 Candidates (R)

Rick Niemeyer and Chris Shepherd are the candidates (R) for the Indiana Senate District 6.

April 11, 2014 12:27 pm

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
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