| Jan 22, 2013
| 8:42 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Mike Pence used his first State of the State address Tuesday night to lobby for a personal income tax cut, an expansion of Indiana's school voucher system and improved vocational training.
The new Republican governor highlighted...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Baltimore and Maryland's counties could impose their own 5-cents-a-gallon tax on gas to pay for local roads and buses under a proposal by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller.
Miller also proposed Thursday leasing a state toll highway to a private...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Saturday's column hits on the topic of Common Core, a set of school curriculum standards in English and math that Florida and 44 other states adopted.
You'd think it would be a fairly dry topic, but there's nothing boring about a fight that pits Jeb...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 10:41 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The timing would seem perfect for an expansion of school vouchers in Indiana, where the state's high court recently upheld the nation's broadest voucher law and the initiative enjoys broad support in one of the country's most...
| Dec 23, 2012
SOUTH BEND -- The teen was struggling as two guards pulled her down the hallway of the Juvenile Justice Center last week, crying and cursing as she unsuccessfully demanded her release. Those sitting in the nearby offices of St. Joseph County Probate Judge...
| Feb 28, 2013
Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire bull in the quaint Illinois Republican china shop, sat down with me Wednesday morning at a diner on LaSalle Street to talk about politics.
Are you running for governor?
"I am thinking about it," said Rauner, 57, a...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 7:19 AM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Gov. Mitch Daniels doesn't plan on taking any time off when he leaves the governor's office and becomes Purdue University's new president.
The two-term governor's time leading the state ends Jan. 14 as soon as fellow...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 5:33 AM
Most Indiana state workers will receive pay increases next month based on positive performance reviews.
Governor Mitch Daniels says that three-fourths of eligible state workers will receive 3% raises for meeting expectations. About one in 10 will...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:20 AM
ELKHART COUNTY – Mitch Daniels is making one of his final stops as Governor of Indiana in Elkhart County today.
Governor Daniels is planning to ride in his campaign RV from the Statehouse in Indianapolis to the RV Hall of Fame.
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:59 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mitch Daniels is urging Indiana residents to pause for a moment of reflection at 9:30 a.m. local time Friday to remember the 20 children and six adults shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn....
| Dec 23, 2012
| 2:22 AM
As he does every year at this time, a very reliable source dropped off a list of what some prominent people will find under their Christmas trees.
Although this source is in a position to know, I provide my usual warning. He looks kind of suspicious --...