New tribal casino ramping up Indiana gambling competition

The opening of Indiana’s first tribal casino in South Bend poses additional problems for the state’s existing casinos that have seen big revenue drops amid growing out-of-state competition over the past decade.

Lawmakers ask DOD to hike housing pay for 122nd members

U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young, and U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, said the current housing allowance rates in the Fort Wayne area do not accurately reflect current housing costs to more than 200 members of the National Guard and Reserves.

Sunday alcohol sales bills take step forward

State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) said his Sunday Sales bill mirrors a republican version in the House. The Senate version passed out of committee and is expected to get a vote next week.

Trump signs mental health bill, co-authored by Sens. Young, Donnelly

The law will make grants available to initiate peer mentoring pilot programs and direct the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services to develop resources for mental health providers based on the specific mental health challenges faced by law enforcement

NIPSCO warns of payment scam

The utility company has been told the scammers have even appeared in person knocking on doors, while other reports indicate NIPSCO’s customer service number was cloned to appear on caller IDs.