INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate-approved ban on local governments holding gun buyback events was deleted Tuesday from pending gun legislation by a House committee, which also voted to make it easier for adults to bring guns onto school property.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two proposals backed by Northwest Indiana lawmakers advanced closer to the governor's desk Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptical the state will play a significant role in extending the commuter train to Dyer -- despite the best efforts of some region lawmakers.
INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 52-43 on Monday to delete the controversial second sentence of the marriage amendment, likely restarting the multiyear amendment process and potentially postponing a public vote on the issue until at least 2016.
Sip by sip, Indiana seems poised to step out of the Dark Ages when it comes to laws governing the sale and consumption of alcohol.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, skillfully handled a controversial guns-at-schools proposal Wednesday during his first meeting as chairman of the House Public Policy Committee.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence's call to repeal the business personal property tax likely won't have the revenue impact that many local leaders feared once House Republicans get through with it.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday -- postponed from Monday due to snow and extreme cold -- for a 10-week session that's almost certain to garner national attention, put more than $1 billion in local government funding at risk and determine the future of Ind…
20th House DistrictState Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorteRepresents: LaPorteExperience: State representative since 2006; small business ownerCommittees: Public Policy (chairman); Agriculture and Rural Development; Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development
Northwest Indiana's casino revenues have put kids through college, rebuilt roads and sewer lines, improved public safety, built a popular baseball stadium, made government buildings more energy-efficient, improved parks and more.
The outlook for Northwest Indiana couldn’t have been brighter in 1996 when the first of four casino boats opened at Buffington Harbor in Gary.
INDIANAPOLIS | New competition from neighboring states has taken a significant slice of Indiana's gaming revenue, but state taxes on casino wagers and admissions remain an important component of Indiana's overall financial picture -- as they have since 1996.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker will hold considerable sway in deciding the future of state laws on gaming, alcohol, abortion, guns and other controversial issues.
According to a recent Ball State University study, on average, the standard of living for Hoosiers is equivalent to living in 1996. Now, more than ever, we must incentivize students to obtain college degrees and help make them affordable.
Indiana Sen. Ed Charbonneau and Indiana State Rep. Tom Dermody met at Valparaiso's Strongbow's Inn Thursday with small business owners to hear what the state could do to help businesses grow as part of an effort by a bipartisan group of Indiana lawmakers.
State Sen. Ed Charbonneau, left, and Indiana State Rep. Tom Dermody listen to small business owners Thursday morning at Valparaiso's Strongbow's Inn during a town hall meeting.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has now acted on all 295 legislative proposals submitted to him by the Republican-controlled General Assembly — signing 291, allowing one to become law without his signature and vetoing three.
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