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VALPARAISO | The Porter County Election Board will meet next Friday to decide whether to buy an e-pollbook system and printer that County Clerk Karen Martin said could save thousands of dollars a year now spent on unused ballots.
Plenty of government blunders in the region deserve bitter-cold responses.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority collected double reimbursements for its $166 million expansion project during 2012 and ended up refunding $10.38 million to the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority because of the errors, according to a State Board of Accounts audit.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence appointed Paul Joyce director of the State Board of Accounts, the agency that audits the state and local governments for missing money and other recordkeeping errors.
LOWELL | New federal guidelines have caused more than one municipality and its clerk-treasurer to be audited and written up, state officials said.
MUNSTER | The Indiana State Board of Accounts and the Munster Redevelopment Commission seem to be in tiff about the use of TIF funds.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Dwayne Sawyer took the oath of office Monday to become Indiana's 55th state auditor.
When Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, it called up recent memories of Gary going before the Distressed Unit Appeals Board year after year.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are debating whether they have time to shop for the lowest price on what could be one of the largest electronics purchases in county government history.
INDIANAPOLIS | The former extracurricular treasurer at Gary's Banneker school may be forced to repay $470.15 she collected for school activities that allegedly never made it to the bank.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's auditing agency has demanded that the former extra-curricular treasurer for two Gary high schools repay nearly $6,000 in fees and ticket sales revenue it claims is missing.
INDIANAPOLIS | If any item from among the more than $300,000 worth of kitchen equipment is missing from the new Lowell Middle School it seems no one would know.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority voted 5-1 on Monday to create a committee with the city of Gary to come up with recommendations for a public-private partnership "to move the airport forward."
When it comes to public corruption, especially up in this neck of the woods, $787 is little more than chump change.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gary City Judge Deidre Monroe has repaid the city $787.48 after state auditors told her government funds can't be used to buy Christmas cards.
GARY | Many dark corners of local government in Lake County have been home to corrupt public officials over the years, and Calumet Township is no exception.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials have closed down an unauthorized petty cash fund its maintenance staff created with money from recycled scrap metal.
PORTAGE | A change in city personnel policy four years ago has come back to bite officials as they wrangle over what to do about vacations for department supervisors.
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ST. JOHN | The Indianapolis-based Indiana Commission on Public Records is concerned about the St. John Town Council hiring its own private recording secretary for council meetings rather than using records and minutes taken by Clerk-Treasurer Sherry Sury.
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