INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's pilot preschool program inched closer to reality Wednesday as community leaders from the five selected counties, including Lake County, met with one another and state officials to coordinate implementation strategies ahead of an expected 2015 launch.
There are those who say the Indiana right-to-work law would be better named the right-to-work-for-less law.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in Attorney General Greg Zoeller's first appeal of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law violates the Indiana Constitution.
NASHVILLE, Ind. | Sometime between Labor Day and Sept. 10 when he appears at a Northwest Indiana One Region event, Evan Bayh is expected to make a decision that will have emphatic political ramifications for Indiana over the next decade.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's election season traditionally kicks into high gear after Labor Day, but this year it seems few Hoosiers are paying attention to state and local candidates and issues — setting the stage for potentially the lowest general election voter turnout in history.
SPRINGFIELD | Republicans took over the Illinois State Fairgrounds Thursday saying 2014 will be the year they break a decade-long Democratic stranglehold on power in state government.
"The right sort of sports fan," is how McGeorge Bundy greeted the news in 1973 that Gerald Ford had been selected as vice president by Richard Nixon. Ford succeeded Spiro Agnew, who had been forced to resign because of corruption.
Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: State fairs.
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INDIANAPOLIS | A politically conservative think tank is targeting Gov. Mike Pence and his proposal to provide health coverage to some 400,000 low-income Hoosiers using the Healthy Indiana Plan as an alternative to expanding Medicaid eligibility.
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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | After missing the opening days of the fair while I did some reporting in Lake County, it was good to get back in time to see the Porter County Fair and all the sights, smells, sounds, smells, tastes, smells, schmaltz and ... what the heck is that smell anyway?
CROWN POINT | The Lake election board abruptly dropped its investigation of Republican campaign finances Tuesday.
The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local option income tax.
INDIANAPOLIS | The seven statewide elected officials can use state property for campaign purposes, so long as they approve a policy statement authorizing themselves to do so.
Every other week or so there seems to be another story about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence flitting about New York City or Washington, D.C., in an effort to bolster his stock for a run for president in 2016. Politically, that isn’t far down the road.
If you needed a poster to display the dysfunction in Congress, look no further than the “We Shall Overcome” photo op that took place with Congressional leaders on Tuesday. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell linked hands and arms and swayed uncomfortably as they obs…
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Mark Leyva is pretty much the poster child for what’s wrong with the Lake County Republican Party.
CROWN POINT | Two factions of Lake County's Republican Party were sparring Tuesday while Democrats were not only sitting ringside for the event, but also playing referee.
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