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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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