The legislation that enables Griffith to exit Calumet Township is acceptable, but realize that this is a Band-Aid and not a permanent solution.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Senate passed several House-approved legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers Tuesday that are now headed to Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto. They include:
INDIANAPOLIS | Using the power of his new job to improve the work product of his old one, state Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, won committee approval Thursday for a proposal changing the meeting date for consideration of a mandatory township report.
HEBRON | A Hebron man and his wife are very grateful this Thanksgiving because of the generosity of scores of people who helped them get back on the road, so to speak.
GARY | The Calumet Township board voted 2-1 this week to approve a $10.2 million budget for 2013.
Griffith officials aren't giving up on their quest for relief from Calumet Township's heavy tax burden. Nor should they. But state lawmakers need to look at the bigger picture, not just Griffith's situation.
HAMMOND | The North Township trustee has assumed ownership of Hammond's troubled Oak Hill Cemetery, vowing to restore honor to previously neglected grave sites without major taxpayer expense.
As the Indiana General Assembly considers proposals to streamline local government, it should look at not just how to deliver fire protection in rural areas — a township responsibility — but also how to deliver Emergency Medical Service in those areas.
State Board of Accounts auditors and the Indiana attorney general's office are following up -- as they should -- on the former township trustee and her deputy in LaPorte County's Michigan Township, who are accused of spending more than $100,000 in excess salaries and unauthorized bonuses and…
INDIANAPOLIS | State auditors demanded Tuesday the former trustee and deputy trustee of Michigan Township in LaPorte County repay more than $100,000 in excess salary and unapproved spending they oversaw between 2007 and 2010.
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Portage Township is making efforts to go a little greener and reduce energy costs.
A new LaPorte County school district was born on Wednesday in Indianapolis when the State Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the creation of the Tri-Township Consolidated School Corp.
Voters in LaPorte County's Cass Township face a decision that they haven't encountered in quite some time -- whether to approve a school district consolidation.
Over the years, Crown Point has provided fire services to the residents of Crown Point and the residents of Center Township. The full-time city firefighters have worked side by side with the volunteers of the department to keep all residents in Center Township safe. The city station houses t…
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels spent the night Wednesday at the home of a Wanatah family directly affected by the governor's push for local government reform. And yes, that subject did come up at the Mitzner home, Daniels told me Thursday.
The value of township government is found in the vital services provided directly to its citizens at a comparatively low cost.
Cass Township officials plan to go courting, which is why tonight's Cass Township Board meeting will matter to residents in the East Porter County, South Central and Dewey-Prairie school districts. One of those three could end up merging with Cass Township.
MERRILLVILLE | The Ross Township trustee's office is pleased with the attendance so far at the Holiday Lights at the Lake at Hidden Lake Park.
PORTAGE | Brendan Clancy received a standing ovation Saturday afternoon as he walked through Bonner Senior Center to take his oath of office.
MERRILLVILLE | A theft of extension cords and timers won't darken the lighted displays at Holiday Lights at the Lake at Hidden Lake Park.
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