Three-term Lake County Councilman Dan Dernulc, R-Highland, is forgoing a potential fourth term in county government and instead running next year for a seat in the Indiana Senate.
Hoosier lawmakers are encouraging Northwest Indiana college students and recent graduates to apply to work as paid interns at the Statehouse during the 2022 General Assembly.
Northwest Indiana will continue to comprise a single congressional district if the new legislative boundaries under consideration at the Indiana Statehouse are enacted into law.
The Indiana General Assembly approved legislation Wednesday giving the governor a bigger say over which judicial candidates are nominated to him for appointment to the Lake Superior Court.
Lawmakers gave final approval to Senate Enrolled Act 28 Thursday, voting to send it to Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb to be signed into law.
An Indiana Senate committee narrowly agreed Wednesday to advance legislation altering the process Lake County uses to recommend superior court judicial candidates for appointment by the governor.
The Lake County Bar Association is reaching out to Indiana senators trying to halt legislation that dramatically changes how Lake County judges are selected.
The Indiana House voted to remove local attorneys from each county's judicial nominating commission and instead have members selected by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb control the commissions.
House Bill 1030 creates a multi-step process for vacating an elected county position when the officeholder fails to come to work, without explanation, for an entire month.
The legislation would eliminate the commission members currently selected by Lake County attorneys and statutory requirements that commission members reflect the diversity of Lake County's population.
By any measure, things will be far from business as usual when the gavels slam down shortly after noon Region time Monday and the Indiana House and Senate come to order.
Republican lawmakers from Northwest Indiana next year will play significant roles in shaping some of the most consequential policies set to be enacted by the General Assembly.
The Indiana General Assembly is seeking interns to work next year on the front lines of the legislative process, alongside elected officials in committees and the House and Senate chambers.
Don Ensign of Hebron has been recognized as a "Sagamore of the Wabash" by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb for Ensign's numerous contributions to his community.
Retired Merrillville Police Chief Joseph Petruch has been given the Circle of Corydon award, the second highest recognition a Hoosier can receive.
The town of Hebron is receiving a $152,500 state grant to create a fund that will provide short-term working capital for small businesses in order to retain jobs.
State Rep. Carolyn Jackson is proposing legislation to mandate rail companies provide county sheriffs with advance notice when they intend to block a street crossing for longer than 10 minutes.
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Be afraid, deadbeat public officials. Be very afraid.
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