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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has agreed to loan the Indianapolis Motor Speedway $100 million in state funds to pay for renovations, video boards and other improvements to the home of the Indianapolis 500 auto race.
INDIANAPOLIS | School corporations can each seek up to $50,000 in matching state funds to hire local police as school resource officers under a new law signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans who return or move to Indiana after completing their service are entitled to in-state college tuition under a new law signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers soon may be forced to pay a "convenience fee" when using a credit or debit card to pay municipal or utility charges under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are expected to study the structure of Indiana county government this summer with an eye toward establishing a single county executive.
INDIANAPOLIS | It took two tries, but the Indiana House approved legislation Monday providing $200 million in loans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and other Hoosier motorsports companies.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has signed 25 proposals approved by the General Assembly into law over the past two weeks, including six measures primarily sponsored by Northwest Indiana legislators.
INDIANAPOLIS | All that stands between LaPorte County property owners and one less tax bill this year is the signature of Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-Munster, will continue fighting for legislation awarding free college tuition to the children of all disabled veterans, despite a warning by a top House Republican that her proposal is too costly.
INDIANAPOLIS | Cash for gold stores would be regulated similar to pawn shops under legislation approved 96-1 by the Indiana House Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House agreed Monday that LaPorte County property owners deserve to get one less tax bill this year after paying four years' worth over the past few months.
INDIANAPOLIS | LaPorte County property owners may get a break from the barrage of tax bills they've recently received as the county strives to catch up on delayed prior year tax billings.
INDIANAPOLIS | Sneaking a cellphone into a state prison and giving it to an inmate is already a felony, but the Indiana House voted 98-0 Tuesday to add a fine of up to $10,000 for the crime.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House overwhelmingly approved legislation Monday requiring all online merchants, including web giant Amazon.com, to begin collecting the state's 7 percent sales tax on purchases made by Hoosier customers starting July 1.
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