I totally disagree with The Times' Jan. 9 editorial, "Local Government Reforms Make Sense."
INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman won't be spending her remaining 18 months in office sitting behind a desk at the Statehouse.
With so much concern throughout the country about health care reform, education reform, financial reform, social programs reform, workers benefits, etc., when are we going to see some real political reform?
INDIANAPOLIS | Township government reform appears to be dead for this session of the General Assembly after the Indiana Senate voted down enabling legislation.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels spent the night Wednesday at the home of a Wanatah family directly affected by the governor's push for local government reform. And yes, that subject did come up at the Mitzner home, Daniels told me Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS | The first meeting of a special House committee charged with finding ways to save Indiana money was "revealing, but not revolutionary," according to state Rep. Chet Dobis, D-Merrillville.
Debates over the role of township governments in Indiana, including whether they should continue to exist, have raged off and on since at least the 1930s. But new sets of data documenting the inefficiency, and often the irrelevance, of townships make it more important than ever to re-evaluat…
The One Region, One Vision initiative includes a subcommittee looking into efficiencies that might be obtained through local government reform. This is not a new idea, but the fact that little has been done to date suggests it could be revolutionary.
This election season, Tim and Karen Creighton feel as though they are stuck in the middle, economically and politically.
The Republicans were against Social Security in 1935, Medicare in 1965, and they are also against the new health care bill and say they will repeal the health care bill when they win the new Congress.
It has been six months since President Barack Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act. Since then, a furious debate has taken place in congressional races across Indiana and the nation with Republicans calling for repeal and some Democrats defending the historic reforms.
My doctor told me that the doctors have had a meeting and decided they will have only a 48-hour window to try to fit in any Medicare/Medicaid patients because of the new health reform bill. They don't have to, and many won't accept Medicare/Medicaid patients because of the cut of their fees …
How often did we hear Barack Obama's campaign pledge that "no family making under $250,000 will see any form of tax increase ... not one single dime"? He delivered it so convincingly that you felt he actually believed it.
CROWN POINT | The jury's still out on whether the Lake County judiciary will go along with shuttering satellite courthouses in Gary, Hammond and East Chicago to consolidate operations at the county government complex in Crown Point.
House Minority Leader John Boehner stopped in Valparaiso for an hour Wednesday to raise money at a very exclusive fund-raiser for 2nd Congressional District candidate Jackie Walorski.
Do you wonder why:
I saw in the paper that U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky said he reads and understands bills before he votes on them. So I sent two e-mails to his website. The first was sent about two months ago and the second one about a month ago.
Sophia Olazaba, center, of Crown Point, talks with other marchers Saturday in Chicago. A walk in support of immigration policy reform started Saturday morning in East Chicago and ended hours later at a church in Chicago’s South Chicago neighborhood. Tony V. Martin | The Times
Becky Mendez, of East Chicago, relaxes after completing a march from East Chicago to Chicago to show support for federal immigration reform. A dozen people started the trek Saturday at Pentecostal Christian Church in East Chicago and more walkers joined along the way. A group of about 30 peo…
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