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Kernan Shepard Report

DOUG ROSS: What would Unigov mean for Lake County?

DOUG ROSS: What would Unigov mean for Lake County?

Lake County has more municipalities, libraries, school districts and other units of local government than you can shake a stick at — and don't tell me you haven't been tempted.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am Video Related
EDITORIAL: Study on library services needed

EDITORIAL: Study on library services needed

The examination of long-term debt at Northwest Indiana libraries has brought to light some interesting developments and a reminder of what could be.

June 20, 2013 12:00 am 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

House backs study on structure of county government

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House wants to take another look at county government reforms recommended by the 2007 Kernan-Shepard Report on streamlining local government.

March 28, 2013 3:39 pm

EDITORIAL: Study library mergers at county level

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has been pushing for a merger between the Hammond Public Library and the Lake County Public Library system. While we're not saying no, it's a complicated issue that merits a thorough examination.

February 26, 2013 12:00 am
Statehouse interest in local government reform fading

Statehouse interest in local government reform fading

INDIANAPOLIS | The effort to reform local government in Indiana, prompted in part by a 2007 bipartisan report that recommended eliminating townships and making other changes, appears headed for the dustbin of history.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Push forward with library consolidation

Having jettisoned the Hammond Health Department a few years ago to cut costs, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. wants the city's library system to merge with the Lake County Public Library system.

October 07, 2012 12:00 am

Daniels signs bans on local government conflicts of interest, nepotism

INDIANAPOLIS | Starting next year local government employees will no longer be permitted to serve as elected officials of the governments they work for.

March 19, 2012 6:00 pm

Daniels expected to approve ban on conflicts of interest, nepotism

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels will get to sign into law one of his top legislative priorities after the Republican-controlled House voted 62-19 Tuesday to ban conflicts of interest and nepotism in local government.

March 06, 2012 5:45 pm

Indiana Senate votes to ban nepotism, conflicts of interest in local government hiring

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled state Senate voted 39-11 on Monday to limit nepotism and conflicts of interest in local government employment.

January 23, 2012 8:45 pm
EDITORIAL: Push for library district consolidation

EDITORIAL: Push for library district consolidation

A number of Gary residents are concerned about plans to turn Gary's main library into a cultural center. It's not as good as a library that circulates materials, but at least resources still would be available for public inspection while at the cultural center.

January 08, 2012 12:00 am Related
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