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GUEST COMMENTARY: When do we get our Toll Road back?

GUEST COMMENTARY: When do we get our Toll Road back?

Recent news that the Indiana Toll Road’s operators, Spain’s Cintra and Australia’s Macquarie Group Ltd., filed for bankruptcy and that various banks and hedge funds are lining up to protect their interests in bankruptcy court should have Hoosiers scratching their heads.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am

LaPorte hires controversial educator

LAPORTE | The LaPorte School Board is sticking with its decision to hire a former East Chicago and Portage school administrator with past allegations of anti-Semitic teacher harassment.

August 12, 2014 6:10 pm

LaPorte gives intermodal developers 30 days to move forward

LAPORTE | LaPorte County officials are flexing muscles to try and force progress on what seems to be stalled plans for the Kingsbury intermodal facility.

August 10, 2014 6:00 pm

LaPorte County bans booze at strip joints to discourage clubs

LAPORTE | To make sure the local landscape remains free of strip joints, LaPorte County has banned serving alcohol at sexually oriented establishments.

June 19, 2014 5:39 pm

McDermott creates political action committee, eyeing statewide run

INDIANAPOLIS | Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has established a political action committee to support Democratic candidates running for statewide office and the Indiana General Assembly.

February 28, 2014 6:30 pm

LaPorte County intervenes with NIPSCO

LAPORTE | LaPorte County has filed action to play an active role in overseeing a request by NIPSCO for a rate increase to fund $1 billion in proposed electrical system upgrades.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am

LaPorte County will repay borrowed casino money

LAPORTE | Riverboat funds used to operate LaPorte County government during the several years it took to finish the property tax reassessments will be paid back.

July 23, 2013 6:00 pm

LaPorte County seeks NIPSCO review

LAPORTE | Complaints about power outages lasting for days from June storms led to a request to see if NIPSCO has adequate levels of staff.

July 10, 2013 5:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Trickle-down tax cut fever is a bipartisan illness

GUEST COMMENTARY: Trickle-down tax cut fever is a bipartisan illness

After the Republican-dominated Indiana Legislature shoved through a 5 percent state income tax cut as a compromise gesture to new Gov. Mike Pence, media outlets like The Columbus Republic rightly termed the tax cut “silly.”

May 28, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Dems should reject GOP's bogus trickle-down theory

GUEST COMMENTARY: Dems should reject GOP's bogus trickle-down theory

Any Democrat looking at either statewide office or the state Legislature needs to think twice before embracing Republican calls for yet more budget-busting cuts in corporate taxes as a way to spur job growth. The evidence is overwhelming that there are far better ways to make Indiana attract…

May 30, 2012 5:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Daniels to Northwest Indiana: Drop dead!

GUEST COMMENTARY: Daniels to Northwest Indiana: Drop dead!

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' new book only reconfirms his longtime contempt and disgust for an entire region of the state — Northwest Indiana. In it, he perpetuates old and stale stereotypes such as "governmental corruption," and he rips the area as hostile to new employers for what he calls …

October 28, 2011 12:00 am
Shaw Friedman

Shaw Friedman

Shaw Friedman is a LaPorte attorney.

October 27, 2011 2:32 pm
Indiana's use of call centers called into question

Indiana's use of call centers called into question

One legal eagle who knows about the problems faced by those who need public assistance says reception to the hybrid welfare eligibility system in Indiana is "cautiously optimistic."

August 14, 2011 12:00 am
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