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Experts, public give passionate, conflicting testimony on gay marriage amendment

Experts, public give passionate, conflicting testimony on gay marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | The House Judiciary Committee unexpectedly postponed its vote Monday on whether to approve Indiana's proposed marriage amendment and send it on to the full chamber.

January 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Democrats blast GOP 'explanation' of marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | Apparently forgetting Ronald Reagan's political axiom, "If you're explaining, you're losing," the Republican leaders of the Indiana House and Senate are hoping two and a half pages of explanation can make their two-sentence marriage amendment more palatable.

January 10, 2014 7:00 pm Related
General Assembly wraps session distinguished by cooperative tone

General Assembly wraps session distinguished by cooperative tone

INDIANAPOLIS | Hands were shaken, hugs were shared and state lawmakers, who spent the past four months passionately opposing each other in great and small policy debates, were all smiles Saturday morning after House Speaker Brian Bosma gaveled out the 2013 Indiana General Assembly.

April 27, 2013 4:30 pm Related

Legislature embracing cooperation over conflict at midpoint of session

INDIANAPOLIS | For the first time since 2010, the Indiana General Assembly has made it to the midpoint of its annual session without a walkout, boycott or protest shutting down the business of the legislature.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Sifting through fallout from last week's election

DOUG ROSS: Sifting through fallout from last week's election

The fallout from the Nov. 6 election is still being sifted through. Today, I'm highlighting three observations.

November 14, 2012 12:00 am Related
Northwest Indiana representatives elected to lead House Democrats

Northwest Indiana representatives elected to lead House Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats have chosen two Northwest Indiana representatives to lead their caucus against a supermajority of House Republicans during the 2013 legislative session.

November 08, 2012 4:54 pm Photos

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Indiana House Democrats set for leadership fight

INDIANAPOLIS | A dramatically shrunken caucus of Indiana House Democrats will decide Thursday whether their leadership looks to the future or the past.

November 07, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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Lawson starts unifying process for Dems with email

Lawson starts unifying process for Dems with email

INDIANAPOLIS | New House Democratic Leader Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, is wasting no time in working toward her goal of electing a Democratic majority.

August 09, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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July 30, 2012 12:00 am
Bauer's loss is Northwest Indiana's gain

Bauer's loss is Northwest Indiana's gain

State Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, is interim leader of the Indiana House Democrats after a vote Thursday to remove state Rep. Pat Bauer, D-South Bend, as House minority party leader.

July 30, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Bauer's loss is Northwest Indiana's gain

EDITORIAL: Bauer's loss is Northwest Indiana's gain

Now that the autocratic Pat Bauer has been deposed as leader of the Indiana House Democratic caucus, the Democrats can start to repair their reputation as an anti-progress party.

July 30, 2012 12:00 am
Lawson seeks teamwork, unity in leading House Democrats

Lawson seeks teamwork, unity in leading House Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | For 12 years, state Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, was a fixture in the last row, aisle desk of the Indiana House, even keeping her seat in the back of the chamber as increasing seniority entitled her to a spot near the front.

July 28, 2012 11:00 pm Photos

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Lawson elected House Democratic leader

Lawson elected House Democratic leader

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, was chosen Thursday to lead the Indiana House Democrats as they try to regain control of the Republican-dominated chamber.

July 26, 2012 4:50 pm Photos

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Shakeup in Ind. House Dem leadership could put Hammond rep on top

Shakeup in Ind. House Dem leadership could put Hammond rep on top

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, is poised to become interim leader of the Indiana House Democrats on Thursday following a planned vote to remove state Rep. Pat Bauer as House minority party leader.

July 25, 2012 2:40 pm Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Bauersaurus is vulnerable to attack now

BRIAN HOWEY: Bauersaurus is vulnerable to attack now

When I was a high school page for House Speaker Kermit Burrous back in the early 1970s, I remember standing at the speaker’s podium for a photo with him, and looking out across the House chambers as members gathered for the session. I saw Jeff Espich and, of course, the little giant, the mar…

July 22, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Creation of RDA was no easy process

DOUG ROSS: Creation of RDA was no easy process

Seven years after the creation of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, its architect, state Rep. Chet Dobis, is retiring from the Indiana General Assembly. He reflected Friday on the birth of the agency in 2005 and its short lifespan so far.

July 17, 2012 12:00 am

Term-limited governor says his work is not done yet

INDIANAPOLIS | With his eighth and final legislative session now in the rearview mirror, Gov. Mitch Daniels isn't planning to just coast through the last nine months of his second term.

March 12, 2012 6:30 pm

Legislative session started with strife, ends with results

INDIANAPOLIS | A 10-week legislative session that began Jan. 4 with protests and boycotts ended at 12:36 a.m. region time Saturday with agreements on history-making legislation that could fundamentally transform life for most Hoosiers.

March 11, 2012 5:15 pm
Chet Dobis about to close book on 42 years in Indiana House

Chet Dobis about to close book on 42 years in Indiana House

INDIANAPOLIS | When the speaker's gavel slams down today to end the 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly, it also will close the legislative career of the only state representative Merrillville has known.

March 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana House honors retiring Highland representative

Indiana House honors retiring Highland representative

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Dan Stevenson, D-Highland, was praised Tuesday by his fellow representatives as a quiet but hardworking leader in the Indiana House.

March 06, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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