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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. ran into a stone wall of indifference Wednesday before an Indiana Senate committee, as he fought to save his city's rental property registration and inspection program.
When several people perished at the hands of a house fire on Sibley Street in Hammond, Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. took this tragedy as an opportunity to call landlords who rent out subdivided housing as a cancer to the city.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 67-28 Monday to limit the ability of cities and towns to regulate rental properties in their communities.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee gave the go-ahead Tuesday for a revised plan allowing rental property owners to exempt their units from inspection by local government officials.
INDIANAPOLIS | The three children killed this month in a Hammond house fire weighed heavily on Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. on Tuesday as he urged a legislative panel not to limit the ability of local governments to inspect rental properties.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to eliminate municipal apartment inspection and registration requirements was changed Tuesday by a House committee into a one-year moratorium on new inspection and registration ordinances.
INDIANAPOLIS | Merrillville's plan to subsidize its police department with registration fees charged to apartment owners has prompted a central Indiana lawmaker to propose a statewide ban on all municipal apartment registration and inspection requirements.
HAMMOND | Four men were arrested Friday morning after police SWAT officers reported finding illegal drugs and guns — including an AK-47 rifle — inside their rented Hessville house.
HAMMOND | City Councilman Mike Opinker proposed an ordinance at this week's council meeting that would prevent Hammond landlords from blaming college students for unsafe conditions in rental units.
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