VIDEO: Before returning to Washington Friday for a series of briefings on the crisis in Syria, U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-District 5) discussed the questions she has on the situation and the evidence she needs to see from the Obama administration before deciding how she'll vote on the question of authorizing military action there.
What Brooks needs to hear on Syria
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Turner case tests bounds of 'citizen legislature'
When a legislative ethics panel meets this week to review the case of House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner, members could have trouble finding clear-cut answers, in large part because of the Indiana General Assembly's status as a "citizen legislature."
Ken de la Bastide: County may eliminate Data Processing Board
Action two weeks ago by the Madison County commissioners to close Data Processing Board meetings to the public might run afoul of the Indiana Open Door law, and a local resident is considering filing a complaint with the Public Access Counselor’s office for a determination.
Candidates meet in Alexandria
Several Madison County candidates running for a variety of offices met at Alexandria-Monroe High School Wednesday night to introduce themselves to voters and talk about some issues.
Leaders await decision on Indiana Plan expansion
Two of the state's top Republican lawmakers said Tuesday that they would like to see the federal government sign off on an expansion of Medicaid through the state's health care plan for low-income residents, but they added that they have little idea how soon that could happen.
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- Ken de la Bastide: Local Dems want to change redistricting process There is an old saying that goes "to the victor goes the spoils." In politics the spoils usually involves the drawing of legislative districts for the Indiana General Assembly and the seats in the U.S. House.
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