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Local government needs frugality, not more money

I totally disagree with The Times' Jan. 9 editorial, "Local Government Reforms Make Sense."

January 24, 2012 12:00 am

Skillman to assess state projects progress

INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman won't be spending her remaining 18 months in office sitting behind a desk at the Statehouse.

July 11, 2011 2:45 pm

How about we see some real political reforms for a change?

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?

March 23, 2011 12:00 am

Township government reform likely dead

INDIANAPOLIS | Township government reform appears to be dead for this session of the General Assembly after the Indiana Senate voted down enabling legislation.

February 23, 2011 8:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: Keep planting seeds for local government reform

DOUG ROSS: Keep planting seeds for local government reform

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.

January 28, 2011 12:00 am

Dobis committee considers government reforms

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.

January 26, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Re-evaluate arguments for townships

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…

January 23, 2011 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Reform local government now to improve our future

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.

October 17, 2010 12:00 am
Area voters divided on election priorities

Area voters divided on election priorities

This election season, Tim and Karen Creighton feel as though they are stuck in the middle, economically and politically.

October 17, 2010 12:00 am

Obama hasn't explained benefits of health care reform well

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.

October 16, 2010 12:00 am

BRIAN HOWEY: Indiana's six months into the new health laws

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.

September 26, 2010 12:00 am

Health care reform has changed my opinion of Visclosky

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 …

September 04, 2010 12:00 am

Obama administration changes tune on health care cost

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.

August 30, 2010 12:00 am
No verdict on Lake County court consolidation

No verdict on Lake County court consolidation

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.

August 29, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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The next speaker of the House, maybe, was in the house

The next speaker of the House, maybe, was in the house

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.

August 26, 2010 4:32 pm

Do you wonder about strange developments in politics?

Do you wonder why:

August 15, 2010 12:00 am

Visclosky still hasn't answered questions about health care

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.

August 04, 2010 12:00 am
Region immigration march

Region immigration march

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

August 01, 2010 12:00 am
Activists walk across state line to show support for fasting pastors

Activists walk across state line to show support for fasting pastors

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…

August 01, 2010 12:00 am
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