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Jim Biggs

Jim Biggs

Jim Biggs

Jim Biggs

April 08, 2014 9:54 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Rivas should not have been removed from district

GUEST COMMENTARY: Rivas should not have been removed from district

The recent redrawing of Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas out of his home district by the Porter County Board of Commissioners was unnecessary and wrong.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County Jail needs must be addressed

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County Jail needs must be addressed

The Porter County Jail was designed to house a total of 454 inmates, which according to the 2013 county government statistical report makes our county jail the seventh largest in the state. However, this same report advises that there are 22 counties which employ more jail staff to watch ove…

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
ACLU: Porter County Jail overcrowding 'inexcusable'

ACLU: Porter County Jail overcrowding 'inexcusable'

VALPARAISO | The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has added to the pressure to relieve overcrowding at the county jail by concluding after a recent tour it is "inexcusable" the county has not made use of the entire facility.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Income tax should fund basic expenses first

GUEST COMMENTARY: Income tax should fund basic expenses first

The chief responsibility of any county council is to manage the fiscal affairs of county government. It cannot be a council’s second or third priority; it must be our top priority.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am

Lake Council vote may force family's horses to gallop off

CROWN POINT | It may be the last roundup for two horses a south Lake County family have long enjoyed on their 7.4-acre homestead.

July 09, 2013 6:00 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Here's a Henny Penny for Evans' thoughts

PHIL WIELAND: Here's a Henny Penny for Evans' thoughts

The recent rant by Porter County Board of Commissioners President John Evans about what he called the Chicken Little County Council raises many questions, such as: Which council members was he referring to as Henny Penny, Goosey Loosey and Turkey Lurkey? And is he Cocky Lockey?

June 14, 2013 12:00 am

Election Board seeks legal advice on Biggs complaint

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Election Board wants more information before deciding how to deal with the anonymous complaints filed about county Councilman Jim Biggs's campaign finance reports.

April 19, 2013 5:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Manage government workforce better

In county government, as with businesses, the employees are the biggest cost. But county government hasn't followed the private sector's lead yet in managing that cost, or those employees, well.

April 08, 2013 12:00 am

County government jobs desireable, tough to get

County government jobs in Northwest Indiana look attractive, if you can get one.

March 30, 2013 10:33 pm
Porter County councilman corrects campaign finance reports

Porter County councilman corrects campaign finance reports

VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Jim Biggs, R-1st, filed amended versions Friday of campaign finance reports from his unsuccessful bid last year for county commissioner.

March 22, 2013 5:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County must manage workforce better

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County must manage workforce better

In 2012, Porter County government authorized a comprehensive study of our county finances. The report, which was submitted last December, warned that every major service delivered, as well as every major fund we currently manage, needs to be adjusted through acts of efficiency. Otherwise, co…

March 19, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Porter County needs to hire HR pro

The Porter County Council's quest to hire a budget and finance specialist is misguided. If the council is looking to add to the payroll, though, there's a more pressing need.

March 14, 2013 12:00 am

Porter County Council ousts its leaders

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council has a new president and vice president, after members voted 4-3 on Monday to oust their current leaders and elect new officers.

March 11, 2013 9:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: Porter County Council, commissioners need to talk

DOUG ROSS: Porter County Council, commissioners need to talk

This being the start of a new year, Porter County officials have a chance to start off on the right foot, right a few past wrongs, and set a good example for other counties.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am

Porter County adopts budget relying on reserve funds

VALPARAISO | A fractured Porter County Council approved a $38 million budget for 2013 that relies on reserve funding.

October 15, 2012 8:15 pm

Evans defends participation in county insurance plan

VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner John Evans, R-North, is challenging calls for him and other members of the Board of Commissioners and County Council to drop out of the county health insurance plan because they only work part time.

June 06, 2012 7:15 pm
MARK KIESLING: County insurance plans need an overhaul

MARK KIESLING: County insurance plans need an overhaul

Insurance is among the most important benefits that county workers have.

May 28, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Take part-time elected officials off county insurance plan

GUEST COMMENTARY: Take part-time elected officials off county insurance plan

Earlier this year, several members of our Porter County Council recommended reviewing the growing cost associated to our county’s health insurance program.

May 25, 2012 12:00 am
Jim Biggs

Jim Biggs

Jim Biggs

May 06, 2012 12:00 am
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