Showing: 1-20 of 24

Michael Griffin

Highland awards pacts for new police station amid cost concerns

HIGHLAND | The Highland Town Council has selected 11 contractors to build the new police station, but not without concerns the project  could eventually go over its $10 million budget.

September 06, 2014 7:15 pm
GOVERNMENT: Local governments still concerned about tax impact

GOVERNMENT: Local governments still concerned about tax impact

More capital expenditures and more hiring is anticipated in local government over the next six months, as municipal leaders face ongoing broader issues that have local impact.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Visclosky makes another whistle stop for South Shore money

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are standing at the ticket window pondering whether to pay $2 million a year to ride the South Shore commuter train expansion.

July 03, 2014 5:22 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: State constraints limit local government innovation

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: State constraints limit local government innovation

Jim Collins, author of the highly praised "Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't," has written a companion monograph that applies to the “social sectors” — government and nonprofits. Some of his insights are very instructive.

June 15, 2014 7:57 pm

EDITORIAL: Sharing new taxes is good precedent

Homewood Village President Rich Hofeld is to be commended for offering to help Glenwood ease the pain of losing its Walmart store.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Qualities to seek in candidates for public office

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Qualities to seek in candidates for public office

While I affirm the merit of reforming the structures of government, the single most effective reform is in whom we select to serve us in it.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Build bridges locally, real and symbolic

Wednesday's opening of the new Columbia Avenue bridge on the Hammond-Munster border shows what can happen when local governments work together.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Income tax could help fund regional needs

The most imaginative, the most commendable policymaking often begins with: "What if?"

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
Highland Chamber meeting features Clerk Treasurer

Highland Chamber meeting features Clerk Treasurer

HIGHLAND | This week's Highland Chamber monthly meeting included Michael Griffin, Highland Clerk Treasurer, as the Speaker. Michael spoke about the new Lake County Income Tax starting in October.

August 14, 2013 1:43 pm Photos

Photos

JOHN DAVIES: The science of using bugs to solve crimes

JOHN DAVIES: The science of using bugs to solve crimes

Down the hallway from a bumper sticker that reads "Back Off. I’m a Scientist," resides Neal H. Haskell, a world renowned forensic entomologist in the Evans Arts and Sciences Building at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin is Highland's clerk-treasurer.

March 18, 2013 3:17 pm

Highland focuses on redevelopment, quality of life

Highland is one of the many communities that contributes to what is right in the region. As a 102-year-old incorporated community, Highland is finding new life pursuing redevelopment and economic development as well as reinvesting in its quality of life resources cherished by residents and n…

March 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Regionalization would work well for some services

The current funding debate regarding the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and the transition in leadership at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission makes me think anew of regional approaches to governance.

January 13, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Government should heed Apple philosophy

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Government should heed Apple philosophy

Walter Isaacson's compelling biography of Steve Jobs is difficult to put down. It is at once a study of innovation, a chronicle of the nascent period of the information economy and a case study of one of America's great companies, Apple.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
GOVERNMENT: Budgets remain tight

GOVERNMENT: Budgets remain tight

Local governments are holding their breath to see how the first general reassessment since the implementation of property tax caps in 2008 will ultimately affect revenues.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
Clerk takes oath for sixth term

Clerk takes oath for sixth term

December 28, 2011 12:00 am
THURM FERREE: Hard work paid off for those seeking office

THURM FERREE: Hard work paid off for those seeking office

Democrats did rather well on Tuesday, electing an overwhelming number of their party to municipal office. For most, it was the result of hard work, whether incumbent or new office seeker. More and more, the people are looking for those they feel will do the job and less to labels.  Democrats…

November 10, 2011 12:00 am
Michael W. Griffin

Michael W. Griffin

Michael W. Griffin

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
GOVERNMENT: Localities feel the heat

GOVERNMENT: Localities feel the heat

Local governments remain under pressure from tax caps, the state's austerity budget and new mandates dealing with immigration and other matters.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin, candidate for Highland town clerk-treasurer

October 22, 2011 12:20 am
activate-button-3
Follow The Times

Featured Businesses

Poll

Loading…

Who do you support for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 1?

View Results