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Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority

RDA wants to contribute $3.3 million to grow jobs

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority voted Thursday contribute $3.3 million to help close deals for two companies that want to create 285 jobs in the region.

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RDA failed to properly notice closed session

The Indiana Public Access counselor has issued an advisory opinion that the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority improperly noticed a closed meeting and technically violated the state's Open Door Law.

April 16, 2014 4:00 pm
EDITORIAL: Lay financial tracks for rail expansion

EDITORIAL: Lay financial tracks for rail expansion

The ball is rolling on local funding for the South Shore extension to Dyer. So far, nearly half of Lake County's municipalities have made a financial commitment, as has Lake County government, through their new County Economic Development Income Tax revenues.

March 31, 2014 11:45 am Video

Pence OKs everything approved by Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm
Pence on board with South Shore expansion

Pence on board with South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has put a $4 million exclamation point on years of work by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in building local support and funding to expand the South Shore Line to Dyer.

March 27, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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RICH JAMES: Indiana legislative session was waste of money

RICH JAMES: Indiana legislative session was waste of money

It could have been worse. Much worse.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana making progress, but climb isn't over

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana making progress, but climb isn't over

Indiana has made great progress in the past year. Unemployment has dropped below 7 percent, and we rank fifth in the nation in private sector job growth. Indiana is consistently recognized as a great place to do business. Site Selection Magazine recently ranked us as the most competitive sta…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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
DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

Two events this week show Northwest Indiana isn't satisfied with the status quo. It's moving forward, and everyone should get on board with these two movements.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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South Shore funds on track to Pence

INDIANAPOLIS | A key piece in the puzzle of how to pay for expansion of the South Shore Line to Dyer fell into place late Thursday night.

March 13, 2014 9:15 pm
RICH JAMES: Back home again in Indiana, honest to goodness

RICH JAMES: Back home again in Indiana, honest to goodness

It’s good to be back home again in Indiana after a brief respite where no one ever has seen snow.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

Lots left to do with little time remaining in legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly is likely to wrap up its work this week a day or two ahead of Friday's mandatory adjournment deadline.

March 09, 2014 1:00 am

Gary council objects to state's South Shore funds edict

GARY | Gary City Council President Kyle Allen Sr. spoke against the state legislation that provides millions to expanding South Shore Line commuter rail, saying Tuesday the city should decide how the money is spent.

March 04, 2014 10:25 pm

House greenlights South Shore Line expansion money

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House hopped on board the effort to extend the South Shore commuter rail line to Dyer.

March 03, 2014 7:00 pm

Pence to decide on State Fair alcohol sales

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana State Fair attendees in August may get to do something that hasn't been allowed there for 67 years -- drink alcohol.

February 25, 2014 5:10 pm
House panel OKs spending $4M from Lake County tax fix on South Shore expansion

House panel OKs spending $4M from Lake County tax fix on South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee agreed Monday the South Shore Line expansion project should receive the $4 million a year expected to be saved by closing a Lake County tax loophole -- even as the underlying legislation veered dangerously off-track.

February 24, 2014 5:45 pm Related
CHRIS WHITE: It's time to get on board for rail expansion

CHRIS WHITE: It's time to get on board for rail expansion

Since my arrival in Northwest Indiana six months ago, I've made it a point to get involved in a number of organizations and participated in scores of community meetings to get acquainted with my new home. I made a conscious decision not to write my first column until I felt I was familiar en…

February 16, 2014 9:41 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Laying tracks for NWI's future

GUEST COMMENTARY: Laying tracks for NWI's future

Andrew recently turned 2 years old and he has a passion: trains!

February 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep South Shore project on track

Northwest Indiana's lawmakers are unanimous in their support of the South Shore Line extension to Dyer. Now they need to back up their words with action.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo preparing for U.S. 30, Ind. 49 growth

VALPARAISO | With the expansion of Pratt Industries and the expected growth along the Ind. 49 and U.S. 30 corridors, Valparaiso's Utilities Board is expecting more sewage in the coming years.

February 12, 2014 12:00 pm
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