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Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | If you picture the 150 members of the General Assembly as a choir, this year they sang their loudest hosannas for the business-first agenda of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related
Students return to Roxana Marsh to see fruits of their labor

Students return to Roxana Marsh to see fruits of their labor

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago students returned Monday morning to Roxana Marsh to see the transformation of the property they helped revitalize two years ago.

June 09, 2014 2:03 pm Photos

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Preschool funding plan wins governor's approval

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana has taken a tentative step toward joining the 41 other states that use tax revenue to fund preschool education.

March 27, 2014 12:35 pm

Pence approves education, career training, school safety laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence on Monday signed into law 20 proposals approved this month by the General Assembly that are intended to boost career education in Indiana, improve job prospects for Hoosiers and make schools safer.

March 24, 2014 3:45 pm

Expanded immunity for underage drinkers could save more lives

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, is eager to spread the word to college students, and all Hoosiers, about new additions to Indiana's innovative Lifeline Law — once it's signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

March 18, 2014 6:45 pm

South Shore funding took unplanned route through Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.

March 15, 2014 7:00 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

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

Preschool study, road funding among items approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate voted Thursday to send a bevy of House-approved proposals to the governor's desk or to House-Senate conference committees for the separately approved texts of the measures to be reconciled, including:

February 27, 2014 5:40 pm

Region lawmakers successful at moving proposals through Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Two proposals backed by Northwest Indiana lawmakers advanced closer to the governor's desk Tuesday.

February 18, 2014 6:00 pm
Marriage amendment will not be on ballot in '14

Marriage amendment will not be on ballot in '14

INDIANAPOLIS | Eight seconds of near silence, followed by the sharp bang of a wooden gavel and the roar of cheers and applause ended Indiana's marriage debate — for now.

February 13, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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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

Fix for Lake tax loophole, other measures win Senate approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly began its mid-session break Tuesday, after the Senate voted to send more than 60 legislative proposals to the House.

February 04, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Ban on gun buy-back programs approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate ignored pleas for local control from three Lake County lawmakers and voted 28-21 on Tuesday to prohibit all municipal gun buy-back programs statewide.

January 28, 2014 6:15 pm Related

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RICH JAMES: Sen. Tomes pistol-whips gun control

RICH JAMES: Sen. Tomes pistol-whips gun control

I don't believe I have ever been to Posey County in far southwest Indiana.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Pelath urges House Republicans to kill marriage amendment

Pelath urges House Republicans to kill marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, has called on the sponsors of the marriage amendment to withdraw their proposal, so the House can get back to doing the people's business.

January 24, 2014 1:05 pm Related
DOUG ROSS: Reform taxes, watch businesses invest again

DOUG ROSS: Reform taxes, watch businesses invest again

This week's theme, apparently, is taxes on businesses. Along with the continuing discussion in Indianapolis over personal property taxes for businesses, there has been discussion of other business taxes.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers take aim at gun buy-back programs

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal forcing Gary and other Indiana cities to end their gun buy-back programs was approved 6-2 Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

January 22, 2014 2:30 pm Related

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