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Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, May 2, 2017

IU Northwest

Today:   Tom Pappas of the city of Portage veterans committee joins us in the studio with the latest on what the committee will talk about on Wednesday night in Portage, along with how well Hoosier veterans' groups did in their negotiations with state legislators, and a big "scam alert" for veterans who call the wrong VA Choice toll-free phone number. (Hint: The official number is an 866, not 800 phone number).

We bring back Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore for his report on today's School City of East Chicago's request to voters to approve tax increases that will cover operating expenses.  East Chicago joins Lake Station and Munster in referenda votes today asking for assistance.

Times of Northwest Indiana Statehouse reporter Dan Carden is with us, to talk about the bills passed by the 2017 General Assembly and signed by Governor Eric Holcomb  -- or ones yet to be signed by him -- that affect northwest Indiana residents.  He also looks at how Republicans and Democrats view the just-ended session.