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RICH JAMES: Right-to-work fight buoys Democrats

RICH JAMES: Right-to-work fight buoys Democrats

There are those who say the Indiana right-to-work law would be better named the right-to-work-for-less law.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

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.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related
BRIAN HOWEY: Awaiting Evan Bayh’s profound decision

BRIAN HOWEY: Awaiting Evan Bayh’s profound decision

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.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Will Hoosiers stay home on Election Day?

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.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm

Republicans say they have momentum to end Dem control

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.

August 14, 2014 6:42 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Richard Nixon’s complicated legacy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Richard Nixon’s complicated legacy

"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.

August 09, 2014 10:30 am

Crossing the Line -- State Fairs

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.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
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July 26, 2014 12:00 am
Conservative group attacks Pence health plan

Conservative group attacks Pence health plan

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.

July 23, 2014 7:47 pm Related
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July 23, 2014 12:00 am
PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

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?

July 21, 2014 5:09 pm

Dueling GOP officials declare cease-fire

CROWN POINT | The Lake election board abruptly dropped its investigation of Republican campaign finances Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 1:35 pm

EDITORIAL: Income tax revenue isn't a catchall for new county spending

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.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am
Ethics panel OKs state officers using gov't equipment for campaigning

Ethics panel OKs state officers using gov't equipment for campaigning

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.

July 10, 2014 12:18 pm Related
RICH JAMES: Which office are you seeking, Mike?

RICH JAMES: Which office are you seeking, Mike?

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.

July 03, 2014 11:51 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

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…

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
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June 23, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Leyva shows what's wrong with Lake GOP

RICH JAMES: Leyva shows what's wrong with Lake GOP

Mark Leyva is pretty much the poster child for what’s wrong with the Lake County Republican Party.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Gloves are off -- GOP intraparty fight is on

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.

June 17, 2014 9:09 am
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June 17, 2014 12:00 am
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