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BRIAN HOWEY: Modest achievements for Gov. Pence

BRIAN HOWEY: Modest achievements for Gov. Pence

We aren't quite to the halfway point of Gov. Mike Pence's term, but he's now through his second Indiana General Assembly session and last week signed into law the state's first pre-kindergarten program, cut the corporate tax and provided $200 million more in road funding.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Marriage and unintended consequences

BRIAN HOWEY: Marriage and unintended consequences

In 1988, with 20 years into the Republican gubernatorial dynasty, there stood the ideal candidate — Lt. Gov. John Mutz. He was of excellent pedigree, having served with distinction under two-term Gov. Robert Orr. He had been a successful state senator and a corporate executive.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am
A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats' Real Life in Public Service

A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats' Real Life in Public Service

Senator Dan Coats was a person who has this legendary status that certain government leaders from Indiana just seemed to acquire. The iconic people you hear about from the Hoosier state like Congressmen Dan Burton (30 years), Lee Hamilton (34 years), Senator Birch Bayh (18 years), Otis Bowen…

October 13, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Dems' views on education merit consideration

As the House Democratic members of the Education Committee, we are privileged to serve as the standard-bearer for new Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: An unprecedented pro-life power alignment with Pence

BRIAN HOWEY: An unprecedented pro-life power alignment with Pence

For evangelical Republicans, the apex of political power and influence is within their grasp.

November 04, 2012 12:00 am

Indiana marks 25 years as sister state to Zhejiang, China

INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman on Wednesday celebrated the 25th anniversary of Indiana's sister-state relationship with Zhejiang Province, China.

October 17, 2012 4:00 pm
Region native takes oath as state's chief justice

Region native takes oath as state's chief justice

INDIANAPOLIS | New Chief Justice Brent Dickson pledged Monday that the Indiana Supreme Court will remain as highly esteemed in the state and across the nation on his watch as it has been under his predecessors.

August 06, 2012 5:30 pm
Gary native takes helm as Indiana's acting chief justice

Gary native takes helm as Indiana's acting chief justice

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana native is the top judge in the state.

March 25, 2012 8:05 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: A narrative on the Daniels, Pence dance

BRIAN HOWEY: A narrative on the Daniels, Pence dance

Things are beginning to sort out at the executive level of Indiana Republican politics. I predict that Mike Pence is coming home to run for governor. Becky Skillman is going home to Bedford after her term ends in 2012. Mitch Daniels might run for president.

February 06, 2011 12:00 am

Gary lawmakers led effort for MLK holiday

INDIANAPOLIS | The state -- and national -- holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. might not exist today but for the steely determination and more than a decade of work by legislators from Gary.

January 17, 2011 12:00 am
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