Porter County Commissioners
VALPARAISO | Porter County job reductions and proposed benefit changes said to be triggered by worsening financial problems are being opposed as an assault on those government employees.
VALPARAISO | While the Affordable Care Act did away with the practice of denying insurance coverage to those with pre-existing health conditions, county officials learned Tuesday this benefit comes at a price.
VALPARAISO | A maintenance employee at the Porter County Expo Center and Sheriff's Department received nearly 50 percent more pay in 2013 than he was supposed to, yet the error did not come to light until the year's end.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Commissioners gave the city of Valparaiso permission Tuesday to move forward with a plan to demolish the former bakery dome in the area of Ind. 49 and Ind. 2, and prepare the site for a new commercial development.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Commissioners held a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, in part, to comply with a court order to correct the recent redrawing of council districts.
VALPARAISO | A second countywide primary battle has taken shape with William A. LaFever filing a Republican challenge to the re-election bid of Center District Porter County Commissioner Nancy Adams.
A new year brings new opportunities for Porter County government to get our budget challenges under control — if the County Council will act.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner Nancy Adams, R-Center, has filed for re-election, setting the stage for the first contested race this election year.
VALPARAISO | Porter County government took quite a hit from the winter storms that have belted the area since the start of the new year, officials reported Tuesday.
The extreme winter weather derailed a court hearing Tuesday on the legality of the Porter County Board of Commissioners last-minute redrawing of the County Council districts.
VALPARAISO | A lawsuit was filed Monday claiming the Porter County Board of Commissioners ran afoul with state law two weeks ago when the three members redrew district lines for the Porter County Council.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas said he will move -- if that what it takes -- to continue representing the 2nd District that he was removed from in a redistricting plan approved with bipartisan support Tuesday by the Porter County Board of Commissioners.
Every 10 years, local elected leaders are charged with redistricting based on the annual census so voters have an even-handed voice in their community.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners headed off what promised to be a heated debate Tuesday when they postponed the unveiling of proposed new County Council districts.
VALPARAISO | The FBI reportedly has taken possession of records related to the Porter County Board of Commissioners' decision last year to switch the provider of wellness and clinic service for county employees.
VALPARAISO | An error by local election officials helped to trigger the hotly disputed rush underway by the Porter County Board of Commissioners to reconfigure four County Council districts about a month before the candidate filing process begins.
VALPARAISO | Local Democrats are questioning the fairness of a decision by the Republican-controlled Porter County Board of Commissioners to redistrict four County Council districts about a month before the candidate filing process begins.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in January.
VALPARAISO | Porter County government should expect to pay between $146,000 and $158,000 to prepare the third pod at the jail to house inmates after sitting vacant for its 11 years, according to a study unveiled Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council approved a 2014 budget last week that exceeds incoming revenue, but the county's financial picture is even more bleak when considering the many financial challenges not even addressed.
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