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State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras appears unlikely to grant Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras delay his decision finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional until the Indiana Supreme Court weighs in.

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Dem leader warns all Republicans tainted by outrageous statements

INDIANAPOLIS | State Treasurer Richard Mourdock isn't on the ballot this year and likely never will run for public office again, but that's not stopping Hoosier Democrats from seeking to tie all Indiana Republican candidates to his rhetoric.

June 11, 2014 4:30 pm

Pence to detail health plan for out-of-state audiences

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is taking his sales pitch for Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 on the road this week in part to show national conservative and Republican groups he's keeping the faith, even as he seeks federal health funds provided through the much-demonized Affordable Care Act.

May 19, 2014 12:00 am Related

Indiana lawmakers to study effects of casino competition

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers this summer will study the ongoing and potential impacts of increased competition for Indiana's gaming industry, including the effects of a potential Chicago casino on riverboats in Hammond, East Chicago, Gary and Michigan City.

May 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Redistricting reforms failed to win Legislature's approval

INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to reform how Indiana draws its legislative districts, which could determine who gets elected and the policies they pursue, was perhaps the top item the General Assembly failed to act on last month prior to adjourning for the year.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
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
Hoosier Republicans seeking opinions on party platform

Hoosier Republicans seeking opinions on party platform

INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will visit Merrillville on March 27 to lead a discussion about what the Indiana Republican Party should stand for.

March 17, 2014 5:45 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Indiana must plug leak in casino bucket

Northwest Indiana's casino revenues have put kids through college, rebuilt roads and sewer lines, improved public safety, built a popular baseball stadium, made government buildings more energy-efficient, improved parks and more.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am
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

Dermody tapped to lead key House committee

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker will hold considerable sway in deciding the future of state laws on gaming, alcohol, abortion, guns and other controversial issues.

November 20, 2013 12:15 pm
Pence social media policy discourages debate

Pence social media policy discourages debate

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has adopted a social media policy for his official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, following a June incident where his staff was caught scrubbing comments from Hoosiers that disagreed with the Republican governor's opposition to gay marriage.

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Issues legislators study during summer often become new laws

INDIANAPOLIS | It is still seven months until members of the Indiana General Assembly resume regular daily meetings. But in many ways the 2014 legislative session began earlier this month, when the first study committees convened at the Statehouse.

June 29, 2013 11:30 pm
High court rules parenting time can't be bargained away in divorce

High court rules parenting time can't be bargained away in divorce

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court deployed unusually forceful language in announcing Tuesday it will not permit divorcing parents to give up parenting time in exchange for eliminating child support payments.

June 25, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Steel lobbying group sets public policy agenda

A Washington, D.C.-based steel trade association is urging the nation's political leaders to support a pro-manufacturing policy agenda that helps improve the international competitiveness of key economic sectors.

February 12, 2013 2:30 pm
Daniels reflects on benefits of not 'soundproofing' himself from Hoosiers

Daniels reflects on benefits of not 'soundproofing' himself from Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS | When Gov. Mitch Daniels sat with reporters in his Statehouse office for his traditional end-of-the-year interview on a recent December weekday, the sounds of children caroling in the nearby atrium carried so clearly through the closed doors it seemed like the carolers were in …

December 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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FORK IN THE ROAD: Governments looking at potential of improving community health through food studies

FORK IN THE ROAD: Governments looking at potential of improving community health through food studies

Local governments and regional groups are paying more attention to issues of healthy eating and its relationship to building vibrant communities.

April 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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