What do a teacher, a Realtor, a member of Gary City Council and a former attorney general have in common? They are bumping shoulders in the Democratic primary for mayor of Gary, Indiana.Early voting wraps up Monday in Northwest Indiana’s second-largest city. In-person precinct voting is 6 a.m.
An Indiana House committee Friday barely passed an immigration reform bill, even after the bill’s most controversial provision had been removed.In a 6 to 5 vote along party lines, the House Public Policy Committee approved Senate Bill 590, which now moves to the full Indiana House for consideration
Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to begin public hearings on a new state budget Monday. But Democrats continue to boycott budget talks and remain in Illinois.Indiana Republicans are beginning the process of working around the boycotting Democrats. State senators are holding public hearings Monday.
Wisconsin’s public workers no longer have collective bargaining rights. Lawmakers stripped them away Thursday, and the move’s causing a firestorm in pro-labor circles. But Illinois’ neighbor to the north isn’t the only one seeing an epic battle over workers rights.