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The May 8 edition of the Roundtable looks at the aftermath from Porter County election, Gov. Mike Pence's presidential hopes, and spending in Lake County.

May 08, 2014 5:15 pm
Lake County Council won't get say on tourism spending

Lake County Council won't get say on tourism spending

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to require the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority have its budget approved by the Lake County Council will not advance out of a House committee prior to Tuesday's deadline.

January 25, 2014 6:00 pm Photos




Obamacare funding fight might have been Mourdock's moment

Obamacare funding fight might have been Mourdock's moment

INDIANAPOLIS | Had a few thousand votes gone a different way last year, an Indiana senator likely would be standing side-by-side with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in his quixotic effort to defund Obamacare.

September 30, 2013 4:30 am

Munster School Board OKs borrowing to shore up budget

MUNSTER | The School Board on Monday voted to borrow $1.4 million of the anticipated referendum tax levy of $3.4 million to take care of what the superintended called “some cash flow issues.”

September 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Don’t pester me with federal budget sequester

Our federal government has been kicking the spending reductions can down the road long enough. The fact that the sequester exists is an indication that even our lawmakers agree in principle. But what have they done about it?

February 27, 2013 12:00 am

President Obama is a fiscal hypocrite

Our President adamantly claims that we do not have a spending problem in this country, yet he refuses to give federal employees a cost-of-living increase or ask the Senate to do their job and work on the federal budget, which the House of Representatives has passed and is waiting on any acti…

February 04, 2013 12:00 am

Tax everyone, even poor, plus reduce spending

Even after the election, President Barack Obama continues campaigning on "tax fairness."

January 22, 2013 12:00 am
Holiday season has local retailers curious

Holiday season has local retailers curious

Barb Young is excited about the holiday shopping season. It’s the first one her Crown Point store, Barbara Jean’s Gifts and Gourmet, will experience after opening nine months ago.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos


Weak retail sales figures leave stocks mixed

NEW YORK | Stocks finished the day mostly lower on Wall Street after signs emerged that Americans are spending at a slower pace and China's economy may be in worse shape than previously thought.

July 06, 2012 12:00 am

Government officials should tighten their own belts

Iin reference to Carl Bernacky's May 30 letter: Of course, he is not the only person with this opinion. There are many lefties out there with the same mindset.

June 07, 2012 12:00 am

The Democrats' policies have made this recession last longer

I just read the letter from Russell Coates, of Griffith, imploring people to donate to the Democratic Party. He says the Republicans are going to "spend like no one's business" on this election.

March 09, 2012 12:00 am

Which of these proposals would you gladly support?

Because of the widespread concern about the direction of our unique nation, consider which of the following recommendations you find agreeable.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am

Spend more on jobs, less on military might

I've paid into Social Security for 40 years. That's not an entitlement. The Congress of the largest debtor nation in the world took that money and left an IOU. Now they're giving me less of my money back is on the table.

August 03, 2011 12:00 am

State ends budget year in the black

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana closed the books on its 2011 budget year with $1.2 billion in the bank.

July 15, 2011 10:45 am

Americans need to know size of $1 trillion in debt

As a nation, we are spending ourselves into oblivion. Now Standard & Poor recognizes we are in deep trouble, to the point they might lower our bond rating. When we drop from AAA, we will pay more money (we don't have) in interest.

May 28, 2011 12:00 am

Overwhelming debt demands elimination of federal perks

America has became a debt-burdened nation of product distributors, not producers, and for future generations of Americans something must be done.

May 22, 2011 12:00 am
Cloud over construction breaking, but slowly

Cloud over construction breaking, but slowly

Good and bad signs are forecast for the construction sector in 2011, but industry watchers agreed that it appears the ugly business conditions seen in recent years may be over.

December 12, 2010 12:00 am Photos


Hoosier public spending website a victory for transparency

Several months ago, U.S. PIRG released a report, "Following the Money," which rated the transparency of government spending in the 50 states. At that time, Hoosiers were left in the dark because Indiana lacked a transparency website, leaving the state with a grade of ‘F.'

September 12, 2010 12:00 am
School's in, budgets out

School's in, budgets out

As they prepare their offspring for a new school year, many parents are trying to balance the cost of school clothing, accessories and electronics with their budgets.

August 15, 2010 12:00 am Photos


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