LaPorte County Candidates Guides!
Resolved that the League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region formally acknowledges and extends its profound gratitude to Janet Greenwald for her many decades of service to LWVLMR and to the cause of advocating for Lake Michigan.
Candidates for county offices squared off during a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of La Porte County on Thursday at Purdue University North Central. If you missed the forum, click here for the Candidates Guide!
In Indiana there are 9,581 aboveground storage tanks. Of these, 8,685 are not subject to regular governmental inspection. Indiana's inspection program applies to petroleum tanks, when they are constructed, and to tanks containing fertilizers and pesticides.
During May 2014, the Indiana Secretary of State sent postcards to all Hoosier voters to identify outdated voter registration information. Now, a second round of forwardable postcards were sent to voters whose first postcard was returned as an undeliverable address, asking them to take action by confirming or updating their registration information. Hoosiers who receive a second postcard should fill it out and promptly return it to the SoS office. Check out the FAQ for more information
Monday's News-Dispatch (2-17-2014) contained an opinion piece from the Los Angeles Times entitled "Restore Vote to Felons." Unfortunately, without additional information about the article, it gives the impression that the problem exists in Indiana.
Tuesday's opinion was on the same subject, "Restoring Voting Rights to Ex-Felons" from the Miami Herald, but still no clarification from the News-Dispatch.
Articles such as these in support of individual voting rights are important, but they don't address Indiana specifically. Unless I missed something in the papers from Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, I have seen no mention of the fact that in Indiana, ex-felons are allowed to vote. I would sincerely hope that the News-Dispatch would present an article that would make it clear to the citizens of Indiana, particularly ex-felons, that once they have served their time they may re-register to vote and then exercise their right to vote on election day. Click Here For More Info
Government Employee Salary Information
For many years, The LaPorte County League of Women Voters published a Government Directory. This directory contained phone numbers, salaries, and information about boards and elected officials. Much of this information is now available online. The League of Women Voters of LaPorte County provided links to these online databases for salary information. There are also links to the LaPorte County, Michigan City, and LaPorte government pages. We hope that publishing these links on our web page gives the public access to accurate and timely information. Thanks to Indy Star for providing reporting capabilities for the State and University employees.
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