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Portage Economic Development Corp. changing directors

Portage Economic Development Corp. changing directors

PORTAGE | You would have thought they were old friends as Jim Fitzer and Lou Gagliardi spoke about the need for economic development and business retention.

March 21, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Region senators working to secure RDA funding

INDIANAPOLIS | Nearly everyone has plans for spending money they don't yet have -- it's why the Hoosier Lottery exists -- but getting that money in a world other than lottery fantasyland typically requires a great deal of work.

March 14, 2015 7:00 pm Related
Region senators shaping school funding formula

Region senators shaping school funding formula

INDIANAPOLIS | Three Northwest Indiana lawmakers began working Tuesday as part of a five-member Senate subcommittee that will help set the state's school funding formula for the next two years.

March 10, 2015 4:50 pm Related
Tallian and Pelath will meet with constituents Saturday

Tallian and Pelath will meet with constituents Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, and state Rep. Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, are hosting two town hall-style meetings Saturday for Porter and LaPorte County residents.

March 09, 2015 6:45 pm

OD Historical Society present program on Pearl Harbor

OGDEN DUNES | The Historical Society of Ogden Dunes will host a special program at 4 p.m. March 15 at the Hour Glass, 8 Lupine Lane.

March 08, 2015 12:00 am

Controversy looms over second half of 'education session'

INDIANAPOLIS | Education issues dominated the first half of the 2015 Indiana General Assembly, but myriad controversial social and economic proposals appear likely to consume the Legislature over the next two months.

February 28, 2015 10:00 pm

Variety of proposals win House, Senate approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled House and Senate acted on dozens of legislative proposals this week prior to Wednesday's deadline for measures to pass their originating chamber or die for the year.

February 26, 2015 5:30 pm

Senate approves controversial religious 'freedom' proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate voted 40-10 on party lines Tuesday for legislation that supporters claim protects religious freedom in Indiana, while opponents argue it establishes a license to discriminate.

February 24, 2015 5:06 pm

Senate nixes old Gary gun lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate voted 37-11 Monday to retroactively prohibit a 15-year-old lawsuit filed by the city of Gary against several gun manufacturers and retailers.

February 23, 2015 7:00 pm
Sen. Tallian hosting town hall discussions in Porter County

Sen. Tallian hosting town hall discussions in Porter County

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, and two state representatives will participate next week in four town hall-style constituent meetings in northern Porter County.

February 20, 2015 4:30 pm Photos

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Region lawmakers confident RDA funding still on track

INDIANAPOLIS | Continued state funding for the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority isn't in the two-year state budget approved Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee, but region lawmakers say their efforts are far from over.

February 18, 2015 5:30 pm Related
House Republicans deliver on promised school funding boost

House Republicans deliver on promised school funding boost

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans are proposing increases in school funding greater than Republican Gov. Mike Pence recommended, but their changes to the school funding formula help and hurt region school corporations depending on enrollment and student poverty.

February 16, 2015 7:10 pm Related
Niemeyer wins approval for Lake waste board oversight

Niemeyer wins approval for Lake waste board oversight

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite initially hesitating, the Senate Environmental Affairs Committee voted 6-1 Monday for legislation limiting the independent contracting authority of the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.

February 16, 2015 5:30 pm
Medicinal marijuana proposal snuffed out

Medicinal marijuana proposal snuffed out

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian's plan to regulate marijuana as a prescription drug will not get a Health Committee hearing before next week's Senate deadline, making it near-impossible for her proposal to become law.

February 11, 2015 6:06 pm Related

Right to hunt, fish may be added to Indiana Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier voters may be asked to decide whether the Indiana Constitution should be changed to establish a right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife.

February 10, 2015 7:00 pm

Senate panel declines to act on oversight plan for Lake solid waste district

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to limit the contracting authority of the Lake County Solid Waste Management District is unlikely to become law after a Senate committee declined Monday to act on the legislation.

February 09, 2015 5:39 pm Related
Senators OK religious discrimination by state contractors

Senators OK religious discrimination by state contractors

INDIANAPOLIS | Employees of state contractors claiming a religious affiliation soon may have to pass a religious test to be hired and submit to religion-inspired lifestyle requirements to keep their jobs.

February 03, 2015 5:50 pm Photos

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Woman hurt while running from SUV stuck on South Shore tracks

OGDEN DUNES | A woman was taken to a hospital Monday after she fell on snow and ice while running from her SUV, which was hit by a South Shore train, police said.

February 02, 2015 9:00 pm
Long road ahead for Pence charter school bonus

Long road ahead for Pence charter school bonus

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence's proposal to pay charter schools $1,500 per student more than public schools receive got a courteous, but skeptical, reception Thursday from members of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

January 22, 2015 11:30 pm
Pence budget keeps state spending on tight leash

Pence budget keeps state spending on tight leash

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence delivered state lawmakers a thrifty two-year budget proposal Thursday that limits annual spending increases -- including on education -- to 2 percent or less, and cuts agencies and programs to pay for new construction and bicentennial events.

January 08, 2015 2:30 pm Related
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