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EDITORIAL: Amtrak privatization could go off rails

The Indiana Department of Transportation is misguided in hoping to privatize rail operations along Amtrak's Hoosier State route.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Gary airport privatization to get close look

The Northwest Indiana Federation of Interfaith Organizations will sponsor a panel that will examine recent privatizations including the recent 40-year deal for Gary/Chicago International Airport.

March 14, 2014 2:13 pm
Gary airport scrambles to pay consultants

Gary airport scrambles to pay consultants

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority is considering using its taxpayer-financed Airport Development Zone fund to pay consultants who arranged the 40-year privatization deal signed last month.

February 27, 2014 8:40 pm Photos

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Senate panel votes to stop annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved measure halting the privatization of a state annuity program for retired government employees, including teachers, cleared a Senate committee Wednesday 9-0 and advances to the full Senate.

February 19, 2014 6:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Privatization should make airport finally fly

There has been considerable criticism of privatizing Gary/Chicago International Airport operations now, when the airport is still a jewel in the rough, rather than later, when the city could get some revenue from leasing this asset.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related

House panel votes to block annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers took a first step Tuesday toward halting a plan to privatize the supplemental annuity payment available to retired state and local government employees, including teachers.

January 14, 2014 11:25 am Related
Indiana pension board stands by annuity privatization plan

Indiana pension board stands by annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State pension officials have rejected a legislative recommendation that they reconsider privatizing retirement annuity payments for state and local government employees, including teachers.

December 29, 2013 11:06 pm Related
Airport Authority takes first step in privatization deal

Airport Authority takes first step in privatization deal

GARY | The Gary Airport Authority approved the terms of a 40-year privatization deal by a 5-1 vote Monday, but final approval of the pact will have to wait until at least Jan. 27.

December 23, 2013 2:30 pm

Gary airport sics another legal team on railroads

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday authorized the hiring of a second legal team to get railroads out of the way of the $166 million airport expansion.

November 25, 2013 2:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Northwest Indiana needs good jobs

GUEST COMMENTARY: Northwest Indiana needs good jobs

What could be more important than economic development for Northwest Indiana? Sustainable economic development, that’s what! And there is a big difference between the two.

November 01, 2013 12:00 am

Gary airport privatization flying forward

The effort to privatize Gary/Chicago International Airport is back on a fast track with last week's announcement the airport is now exclusively negotiating a deal with Aviation Facilities Company Inc., known as AFCO, of Dulles, Va.

October 28, 2013 4:45 pm

Pension officials ignore legislative opposition to annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State pension officials refused Friday to back off their plan to privatize annuity payments for retired state and local government employees, despite a strong legislative recommendation that they reconsider.

October 25, 2013 10:35 am

Lawmakers repudiate annuity privatization for retired government workers

INDIANAPOLIS | A legislative panel recommended Monday that state pension officials halt their plan to privatize annuity payments for retired state and local government employees.

October 21, 2013 3:00 pm

Faith group wants Gary airport jobs for NWI residents

A key member of the committee working on privatizing management and development at Gary/Chicago International Airport will meet next week with a faith-based group that seeks to ensure Northwest Indiana residents are employed there.

September 04, 2013 12:20 pm

EDITORIAL: Slow down airport privatization effort

The rush to privatization for Gary/Chicago International Airport has some potential bidders wondering why the rush. It's a good question, especially with so much up in the air.

August 14, 2013 12:00 am

City/airport committee wants expansion project reviewed

A joint city/airport committee has recommended the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority hire a firm to perform a comprehensive review of its $166 million expansion project, which is scheduled for completion this year.

May 10, 2013 8:00 pm

Gary airport hires advisers in bid to lure investors

Former Indianapolis International Airport CEO John Clark has landed a contract at Gary/Chicago International Airport that could net him a $500,000 payday within months.

April 22, 2013 5:00 pm

Gary airport committee recommends "stand-up team"

GARY | A joint city/airport committee on Thursday recommended hiring a slate of advisers for forming a public/private partnership at Gary/Chicago International Airport.

April 18, 2013 3:30 pm
Gary airport could strike deal with private investors by fall

Gary airport could strike deal with private investors by fall

GARY | A joint city/airport committee will recommend the airport authority seek investors willing to invest at least $100 million to develop the airfield and surrounding property.

April 05, 2013 3:00 pm Photos

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