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.
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.
The fallout from the Nov. 6 election is still being sifted through. Today, I'm highlighting three observations.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats have chosen two Northwest Indiana representatives to lead their caucus against a supermajority of House Republicans during the 2013 legislative session.
INDIANAPOLIS | A dramatically shrunken caucus of Indiana House Democrats will decide Thursday whether their leadership looks to the future or the past.
INDIANAPOLIS | New House Democratic Leader Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, is wasting no time in working toward her goal of electing a Democratic majority.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Dan Stevenson, D-Highland, was praised Tuesday by his fellow representatives as a quiet but hardworking leader in the Indiana House.
State Rep. Pat Bauer, D-South Bend, is the House minority leader.
A number of veteran Indiana lawmakers have either been defeated at the ballot box in recent years or, like Reps. Chet Dobis and Dan Stevenson, have decided not to run for re-election. That should not go unnoticed.
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