INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's nearly decade-long experiment requiring voters produce photo identification to obtain a ballot likely isn't to blame for the state's lackluster voter turnout.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers should not expect any significant increases in state spending, though businesses could see another round of tax cuts under the 2016-17 Indiana budget now being crafted by Gov. Mike Pence.
NASHVILLE, Ind. | Sometime between Labor Day and Sept. 10 when he appears at a Northwest Indiana One Region event, Evan Bayh is expected to make a decision that will have emphatic political ramifications for Indiana over the next decade.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's 58 percent voter turnout in the 2012 presidential election was among the worst in the country. Just 11 states saw fewer eligible voters cast a ballot.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's election season traditionally kicks into high gear after Labor Day, but this year it seems few Hoosiers are paying attention to state and local candidates and issues — setting the stage for potentially the lowest general election voter turnout in history.
One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that al-Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they…
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has tapped a suburban Indianapolis state representative to head the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.
“Congress has never passed legislation with the specific purpose of reducing Americans’ religious freedom. It should not consider doing so now.”
HEBRON | Hebron Clerk-Treasurer Terri Waywood promises she will return to the Porter County Election Board in January, if necessary, to renew her request for an early voting site in Hebron.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is seeing a retirement surge among state and local government employees and teachers this year, but it appears a state-ordered change to an optional retirement benefit isn't what's driving workers to end their careers.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence frequently is listed among a dozen or so Republican governors and members of Congress considering a 2016 run for president of the United States.
Ethics violations aren't the sexiest of issues.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras has rejected Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras postpone his decision finding Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh, D-Crown Point, will hold "office hours" at three Lake County locations Aug. 29 to assist constituents with state government issues.
The ongoing dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, the State Board of Education and Gov. Mike Pence hurts Indiana's children.
There have been two modern-day travesties in Indiana politics. And the state’s ultra-conservative element has been responsible for both of them.
As election season approaches, I’ve been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It’s that our government often fails — and that we need to address this.
Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera accused Matt Drudge's website of "the worst kind of jingoistic rhetoric ever" for carrying news stories about the dangers of illegal immigration. He said Drudge "is doing his best to stir up a civil war. I mean, shame on Matt Drudge."
INDIANAPOLIS | Secretary of State Connie Lawson is investigating "a significant number" of Hoosier voters who may illegally be using mailbox stores, instead of their home addresses, on voter registration records.
CROWN POINT | The Indiana party boss is in Lake County this week to remind Democrats there is an election this fall.
SPRINGFIELD | Republicans took over the Illinois State Fairgrounds Thursday saying 2014 will be the year they break a decade-long Democratic stranglehold on power in state government.
INDIANAPOLIS | More than 110,000 Hoosiers are at risk of losing federal subsidies used to purchase private health insurance after a federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Republican Gov. Mike Pence and Attorney General Greg Zoeller seeking to prohibit that assistance.
INDIANAPOLIS | The attorneys general of Indiana and Illinois are seeking to deter youth smoking through strict regulations on the marketing, advertising and use of flavors in electronic cigarettes.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Hoosier congressman who aspires to a House leadership post is perpetuating the unsubstantiated claim by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, that Central American children immigrating to the United States might be carrying the Ebola virus.
Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, has accused Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the Gaza conflict. Her harshest criticism, as well as that of most nations, has been reserved for the Israeli government, charging it has committed war crimes in direct vi…
More than half our real estate taxes go to support our schools, but barely 10 percent of the kids we graduate return to use their education working in the region and helping it thrive.
Three years ago, 31 U.S. troops were killed when a military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan.
"The right sort of sports fan," is how McGeorge Bundy greeted the news in 1973 that Gerald Ford had been selected as vice president by Richard Nixon. Ford succeeded Spiro Agnew, who had been forced to resign because of corruption.
PORTAGE | Longtime Portage Realtor Leo Hatch Jr. has announced his bid for Portage mayor in the 2015 election.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.
Contrary to the statements made in The Times' editorial this past Sunday, Lake County Democratic Election Board members, and its executive director, have been engaged, for the past four to six years, in significant cost-cutting measures relating to the conduct of elections in Lake County.
Gov. Mike Pence didn't mince words last week in a letter to President Barack Obama about his "profound concern about the federal government's mishandling" of the rising number of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the U.S. border.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two years after becoming just the second female ever to serve on the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Loretta Rush is now its leader.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence responds to illegal immigrant children being transported to Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, endorsed mandatory government medical examinations for all people entering the United States to protect the country from Ebola and "prevent an outbreak of any type of disease inside our borders."
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., suggested Monday that immigrant children from Central America could be carrying the Ebola virus that has killed some 800 people this year in West Africa.
Many people are quick to judge Israel in its defense against Hamas in Gaza. Hamas' mission is not to achieve political gain but create an Islamic caliphate throughout the entire region. In their charter, it states clearly that their extremist stance is uncompromising with regard to Israel. I…
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