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Second swimming challenge a success

Second swimming challenge a success

VALPARAISO | At 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Laura Breen was taking a deserved break from competing in the second annual 24-Hour InSWIMniac Challenge at the Valparaiso Family YMCA.

March 16, 2014 3:00 pm

Legislature wraps session with busy final day

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.

March 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Pence signs new law aiding military veterans

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed a measure expanding veteran access to a state relief fund into law Thursday, the first proposal -- out of an expected 200 or so -- he will act on in the next few weeks.

March 13, 2014 1:38 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

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

Region bills headed to governor's desk

INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received final approval Wednesday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

March 05, 2014 5:30 pm

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

Marriage amendment set for Senate showdown

INDIANAPOLIS | The marriage amendment debate could effectively be concluded as soon as Thursday after Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, kept his word and advanced House Joint Resolution 3 out of the Senate Rules Committee on Monday with no changes.

February 10, 2014 6:45 pm
Senate leader keeping tight rein on marriage amendment

Senate leader keeping tight rein on marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, revealed Thursday he will assign the marriage amendment to the Senate Rules Committee, which he chairs, instead of the Judiciary Committee, as he had previously announced.

January 30, 2014 6:25 pm Related
State Sen. Jim Arnold

State Sen. Jim Arnold

8th Senate DistrictState Sen. Jim Arnold, D-LaPorteRepresents: LaPorteExperience: State senator since 2007; former LaPorte County SheriffCommittees: Civil Law (ranking Democrat); Elections (ranking Democrat); Homeland Security, Transportation and Veteran Affairs (ranking Democrat); Public Po…

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Hiring professionals beats arming amateurs

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says securing money for additional school resource officers is among his top accomplishments of 2013. It's a responsible initiative.

December 31, 2013 12:00 am
Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller considers his work to secure funding for additional school resource officers and other school safety equipment his top accomplishment of 2013.

December 27, 2013 2:30 pm

Landlords, cities clash again on rental registration, inspection requirements

INDIANAPOLIS | Seven months after state lawmakers imposed a temporary moratorium on new apartment registration or inspection ordinances and fees, landlords and cities appear no closer to agreeing how best to promote renter safety and minimize costs.

September 25, 2013 8:30 pm Related

Stand-your-ground may be coming to Indiana schools

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are likely next year to consider specifically adding schools to Indiana's existing "castle doctrine" law that permits Hoosiers to stand their ground and use deadly force to counter perceived threats to themselves, another person or their property.

September 24, 2013 3:34 pm Related
Most Indiana lawmakers back Chamber of Commerce policy positions

Most Indiana lawmakers back Chamber of Commerce policy positions

INDIANAPOLIS | A new vote analysis of the 2013 legislative session shows the Republican-controlled General Assembly — except for a handful of region Democrats — was practically a wholly owned subsidiary of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

July 05, 2013 7:45 pm Related

Pence signs 291 new laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has now acted on all 295 legislative proposals submitted to him by the Republican-controlled General Assembly — signing 291, allowing one to become law without his signature and vetoing three.

May 13, 2013 8:00 pm Related

Speedway bailout crosses finish line

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has agreed to loan the Indianapolis Motor Speedway $100 million in state funds to pay for renovations, video boards and other improvements to the home of the Indianapolis 500 auto race.

May 10, 2013 7:15 pm Related

Pence signs school safety grants, 40 other measures into law

INDIANAPOLIS | School corporations can each seek up to $50,000 in matching state funds to hire local police as school resource officers under a new law signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

May 07, 2013 2:00 pm Related

Taxpayers may get hit with 'convenience fee' under new pay-to-pay law

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers soon may be forced to pay a "convenience fee" when using a credit or debit card to pay municipal or utility charges under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

April 30, 2013 12:45 pm Related

Pence backs study of county government reforms

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are expected to study the structure of Indiana county government this summer with an eye toward establishing a single county executive.

April 28, 2013 1:03 am Related
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