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Coats seeks return of 'regular order' in U.S. Senate

Coats seeks return of 'regular order' in U.S. Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | If Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate following this year's elections, expect a fierce intraparty battle over whether to punish Democrats for enacting Senate rules changes that largely have sidelined the chamber's minority party.

March 22, 2014 4:44 pm
Marriage amendment set for Senate showdown

Marriage amendment set for Senate showdown

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to decide Thursday whether to reinsert a prohibition on civil unions into House Joint Resolution 3, a proposed amendment to Indiana's Constitution that would ban gay marriage. State law already prohibits gay marriage.

February 12, 2014 6:30 pm Related
MARC CHASE: NIRPC should sharpen listening skills

MARC CHASE: NIRPC should sharpen listening skills

Last week, I wondered if a particular region government planning agency's board would give any weight to the concerns of south Lake County constituents regarding the proposed Illiana Expressway.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am
State school board may not meet Nov. school grading deadine

State school board may not meet Nov. school grading deadine

INDIANAPOLIS | Personality and political conflicts on the State Board of Education make it increasingly likely the panel will fail to set new, effective criteria for rating school performance using A-F grades by Nov. 15, as required by law.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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THURM FERREE: Why don't the Democrats return to the Legislature?

Every day I read or hear statements about the Democrats fleeing the Statehouse, such as, "Let's fine them for not being here. They were elected to legislate. Why have they run away?"

March 10, 2011 12:00 am
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