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One might say that the outcome of some of the contests on the Nov. 4 ballot was decided in February 2014.
Every time my bank balance gets down to the point where I probably shouldn’t risk bouncing a check, I get to thinking about the $2 billion Indiana has in the bank.
Gov. Mike Pence likes to talk about how the Indiana tax climate is so much better than is the case in Illinois. So true.
There are those who say the Indiana right-to-work law would be better named the right-to-work-for-less law.
When the first of five Northwest Indiana casinos opened in Gary in 1996, there were those who thought it would result in the revitalization of Northwest Indiana.
I had my first encounter with Indiana’s school funding formula while covering the General Assembly in the early 1980s.
There have been two modern-day travesties in Indiana politics. And the state’s ultra-conservative element has been responsible for both of them.
U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita ought to just keep his mouth shut.
There are those who say Gary can’t be saved. They say it is too far gone.
The greatest sign I’ve ever seen hanging in a politician’s office said, “God so loved the world that he didn’t send a committee.”
If you live in the greater St. John Township area, you likely got a slick brochure in the mail the other day from state Rep. Hal Slager, a Schererville Republican.
Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield likely would be alive today if he had been riding with a partner early last Sunday.
Every other week or so there seems to be another story about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence flitting about New York City or Washington, D.C., in an effort to bolster his stock for a run for president in 2016. Politically, that isn’t far down the road.
Regionalism has been the buzzword in Northwest Indiana for a good while now.
Mark Leyva is pretty much the poster child for what’s wrong with the Lake County Republican Party.
What is it with some of the judges in Lake County?
Cedar Lake Councilman Greg Parker may be a decent guy, but he doesn’t belong in government.
What has happened to the Gary Community School Corp. borders on being criminal.
There were highly emotional scenes across Northwest Indiana during the Memorial Day weekend with parades, services at cemeteries and war memorials.
Speaking of Dyer fosters images of freckle-faced kids in Little League uniforms, soccer moms, backyard pools and town festivals.
East Chicagoans John Krupa, Robert Pastrick and Stephen Stiglich led the Lake County Democratic Party for about a half century.
Would someone please listen to former Merrillville schools superintendent Tony Lux?
You may have heard that just 12.8 percent of Lake County’s registered voters cast ballots during the May 6 primary election.
It has been three weeks since the story that Gov. Mike Pence was aligning agencies in a way that could lead to requiring out-of-work Hoosiers volunteer as a condition of receiving unemployment benefits.
Let’s step back a day and assume it is Tuesday morning.
I wish Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller were on the ballot Tuesday. This guy’s got to go.
Speculation in Lake County Democratic circles prior to a primary election is all about voter turnout.
John Buncich was first elected Lake County sheriff in 1994 – a generation ago by most standards.
Can you name the last Indiana governor to hail from Lake County?
Today we not only celebrate the resurrection of Christ, but we also glorify the incredible, edible egg.
It was in the early 1980s that Indiana State University did a study about Lake County merging all towns and cities into a unigov form of government.
Just a week ago, the front page of this newspaper provided a microcosm of what Indiana is all about.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is on the verge of doing what no other politician has ever done – unite Lake County.
Some people will go to any length to get elected.
I don’t know how Lake County Republicans can get anyone to take them seriously.
I find it a bit odd that steelworkers in Gary, East Chicago, Burns Harbor and other places are financing the Northwestern University football players' fight to unionize.
The sign in the locker room said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
I thought they’d never ask.
Rep. Pete Visclosky is running around Lake County asking municipalities to pony up as much as a third of their economic development income tax proceeds for the extension of the South Shore to Dyer.
It could have been worse. Much worse.
It’s good to be back home again in Indiana after a brief respite where no one ever has seen snow.
What is it with Indiana Republicans and their belief that this state can act independently of the federal government?
Former Gov. Mitch Daniels will tell you one of his proudest accomplishments was his appointment of former Gov. Joe Kernan and Chief Justice Randall Shepard to chair the Local Government Study Commission.
It was about a month ago that state Rep. Charlie Brown had harsh words for Speros Batistatos.
The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly and Gov. Mike Pence aren’t on the same page.
There are days when we all dread going to the mailbox.
It seems the controversy dogging Portage Mayor James Snyder’s decision to send snowplows into Gary a few weeks back just won’t go away.
“Honest to Goodness Indiana” is the state’s new pitch for travel and tourism?
When the dust settled Friday as filing closed for the May primary elections, I couldn’t help but think the Lake County Democratic Party had lost its swagger.
As is the case in Washington, politics in the Indiana Legislature has become more divisive.
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