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State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana took in more money than it spent during the 2014 budget year, even as Republican Gov. Mike Pence's tax cuts dropped total state revenue below the prior year for the first time since the Great Recession.

July 14, 2014 5:30 pm Related
Laborers union calls for infrastructure repairs

Laborers union calls for infrastructure repairs

MUNSTER | A concrete chunk from a bridge was crushing a school bus in Munster on Friday, but no one was hurt.

July 11, 2014 4:15 pm Photos

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Pence tax conference focuses on simplification

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence enthusiastically embraced the mantra of tax simplification that participants attending his tax conference Tuesday claimed is urgently needed in Indiana.

June 24, 2014 12:51 pm
Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

INDIANAPOLIS | When it comes to federal spending for Indiana projects, Gov. Mike Pence is discovering the view from his Statehouse desk is a lot different from his old stomping ground in the U.S. House.

June 01, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Intermodal solutions to Indiana’s infrastructure woes

GUEST COMMENTARY: Intermodal solutions to Indiana’s infrastructure woes

Now is a good time to contemplate the difficult job county governments and others face in maintaining and enhancing our transportation infrastructure here in Indiana and nationally.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Build Keystone XL for safety's sake

EDITORIAL: Build Keystone XL for safety's sake

The Keystone XL pipeline should be built as a way to make oil transportation safer.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Related

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: INDOT is committed to preserving our infrastructure

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: INDOT is committed to preserving our infrastructure

There’s no denying Northwest Indiana just experienced one of the worst winters we have ever seen. Snowfall was about 40 inches above the average, we had the most significant number of snow events in history, and it was the second coldest winter we've seen since 1912.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Monetary reform needed for smart investments

GUEST COMMENTARY: Monetary reform needed for smart investments

I applaud The Times for supporting infrastructure investment ("Invest in infrastructure, starting in NWI").

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County provides forum for connecting

Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Invest in infrastructure, starting in NWI

Steel executives were in Washington recently to push for additional spending on infrastructure. That's what the nation needs to give a strong boost to the economy.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am

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
Winter, age add stress to water pipes

Winter, age add stress to water pipes

This winter's bitter cold has utility companies worried about aging pipes throughout Northwest Indiana, and more issues could surface as the ground begins to thaw.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Steel execs go to Washington to protect jobs

Steel execs go to Washington to protect jobs

Top steel executives visited Washington, D.C., to call on Congress to help make the industry more globally competitive.

March 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

With demand for gasoline at historic lows due to consistently high prices and greater declines ahead under a new federal requirement that cars and light trucks have double the fuel efficiency by 2025, Indiana lawmakers have begun looking at alternatives to the gasoline tax for funding constr…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Summit to slake thirst for water knowledge

Anyone who's thirsty for information on the water business can get their fill at the 2014 Water Summit, which the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies will host Thursday at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Indianapolis.

March 10, 2014 4:15 pm

D.215 officials grapple with repeated water main breaks at T.F. South

LANSING | Officials with the Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 are trying to figure out how to resolve a problem of a water service line near T.F. South High School that experienced three breaks within a nine-day time period.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
E.C. mayor urges $22M in infrastructure investment

E.C. mayor urges $22M in infrastructure investment

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland announced 10 infrastructure projects — representing an urban investment of $22 million — at a gathering Wednesday of region economic leaders.

February 26, 2014 7:58 pm Photos

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Hammond City Council moves leftover gaming money into new budget

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council on Monday approved appropriating about $4.4 million in leftover 2013 gaming dollars into the 2014 budget.

February 24, 2014 9:00 pm

Hebron EDIT budget focuses on infrastructure

HEBRON | More than half Hebron's economic development income tax money for the next two years will be going toward infrastructure -- past and future.

February 19, 2014 3:45 pm

NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptical the state will play a significant role in extending the commuter train to Dyer -- despite the best efforts of some region lawmakers.

February 09, 2014 6:00 am Related
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