Regionally Speaking, Monday, August 12, 2019

Aug 12, 2019

State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) and Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter are in-studio guests today on "Regionally Speaking."
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Today:   State Senator Karen Tallian of the Portage area is in the studio to discuss the likelihood that state lawmakers may be able to add some items in the two-year state budget passed last session, since there is new revenue that wasn't available when the budget was approved.  Could some areas like additional funds for teacher pay be addressed? Senator Tallian talks about that.  Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter also joins us in the studio to talk about his decision to announce in 2019 that he'll seek re-election in 2022. He says he isn't finished working for Lake County residents. 

Hammond Police spokesman Steven Kellogg talks about Thursday's interfaith meeting with faith-based leaders and the community on how to prevent and respond to hate crimes against houses of worship. It will be held in Hammond.  And Andy Downs with the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics in Ft. Wayne reviews the latest on two political ethics cases -- one involving Gov. Eric Holcomb and the another on a former state legislator-turned-lobbyist for the state veterans' agency.