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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

Pence's $400M in extra state road funds to bypass region

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana will not directly benefit from the road funding legislation signed by Gov. Mike Pence last week in Valparaiso.

April 03, 2014 5:55 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Continue war on poverty, don't target poor

YOUNG VOICES: Continue war on poverty, don't target poor

While the welfare drug testing bill recently died in the Indiana Senate, animosity against those in poverty is still very much alive.

March 24, 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

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

Indiana set to dump Common Core education standards

INDIANAPOLIS | The state is poised to become an education island after the Republican-controlled Senate approved legislation Wednesday fully withdrawing Indiana from the Common Core standards used by 45 other states to define what students should learn at each grade level.

March 12, 2014 6:21 pm
Senate honors Landske for three decades of service

Senate honors Landske for three decades of service

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate honored state Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, and four other senators Tuesday who aren't seeking re-election and will end their combined 155 years of Senate service later this week.

March 11, 2014 6:30 pm Related

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

State lawmakers send more measures to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm
House OKs naming road for Rudy Clay

House OKs naming road for Rudy Clay

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 93-0 Tuesday to join the Senate in urging that the state transportation department rename Gary's Fifth Avenue for the late Gary Mayor Rudy Clay.

March 04, 2014 5:36 pm Related

Senate limits rental inspections, Lake tourism oversight

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or reject plans that previously were passed by the Republican-controlled House.

March 04, 2014 2:28 pm

Business tax cut advances at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled House approved a business tax cut proposal Monday that's expected to be merged with a state Senate-revised measure into one plan that its supporters claim will create jobs for Hoosiers.

March 03, 2014 7:45 pm

Senate kills camera enforcement for school bus stop-arm violations

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to use cameras in enforcing school bus stop-arm violations will not get a final Senate vote and is dead for the year.

March 03, 2014 6:41 pm

Indiana dips toe in national debate over religious liberty, discrimination

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana lawmakers last week nearly jumped on a bandwagon of states seeking to add measures that some contend legitimize discrimination under the guise of religious liberty.

March 03, 2014 12:00 am

Brown effort may give Lake Council control of tourism spending

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, has proven once again that anything is possible at the Indiana General Assembly until the moment the annual legislative session is gaveled closed.

February 28, 2014 4:45 pm
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