I have represented the proposed Illiana Corridor area for the past 27 years at all levels of government, including local, county and now state.
While Republicans on the national scene take their lumps over their role in the federal government shutdown, Lake County conservatives are expressing optimism for a strengthening foothold in local politics.
CROWN POINT | Political foodies can feast on upcoming fundraisers that signal the 2014 elections are only nine months away.
INDIANAPOLIS | A new vote analysis of the 2013 legislative session shows the Republican-controlled General Assembly — except for a handful of region Democrats — was practically a wholly owned subsidiary of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County surveyor's office recently was honored by the state for its work in clean water.
SCHERERVILLE | A 25-year-old local activist is the new chairman of the Indiana Federation of Young Republicans.
INDIANAPOLIS | Griffith leaders were ecstatic Friday after Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed into law mandatory reductions in Calumet Township spending and a path for Griffith to exit the township if its excessive spending continues.
If there were snail darters in Indiana, opponents of the Illiana Expressway likely would have used them to block the proposed highway.
In a recent editorial, this newspaper speculated that the removal of the property tax freeze might be a political dirty trick.
INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans should have an easier time navigating the state's universities thanks to a new law sponsored by state Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh, D-Crown Point, that was signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House has agreed to remove a state-imposed limit on the amount of property tax revenue local governments in Lake County can collect, regardless of whether the county enacts an income tax.
It’s time for Lake County Republicans to get in touch with reality when it comes to a county income tax.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has signed 25 proposals approved by the General Assembly into law over the past two weeks, including six measures primarily sponsored by Northwest Indiana legislators.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence will soon sign his energy oversight plan into law thanks in part to the efforts of three Northwest Indiana legislators.
Already, opponents are lining up against the Illiana Expressway, even before the actual route is chosen. The opposition is premature at best.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is not letting the federal budget sequester, which will slice $492 billion from defense spending over the next 10 years, ruin her plans to lure defense companies to the state through the new Indiana Office of Defense Development.
CROWN POINT | A state highway official who asked Lake County officials for help in planning the Illiana Expressway instead got an earful of why the proposed highway is a bad idea.
On Saturday, the Lake County Republican Precinct Organization will meet to elect a new county chairman. It is no secret that Republicans in Lake County have been divided over the past several years. And although we have experienced some success, we have not provided Lake County residents wit…
SHELBY | There is a rich history that surrounds this unincorporated community that cozies up to the northern banks of the Kankakee River stretching toward the farmland surrounding it.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Port Commission didn't cut a check Thursday after Portage Mayor James Snyder argued the Port of Indiana should pay for city-provided police and fire service, but they didn't rule out doing it someday.
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