Regionally Speaking, Monday, January 23, 2017

Jan 23, 2017

Credit School Town of Munster Website

Today:   School Town of Munster Superintendent Jeff Hendrix joins us to talk about a proposed May 2 special election in his community, where residents will be asked to vote on two tax increase referenda: one that would support $48 million in school building repairs and improvements and another that would cover operating expenses in advance of anticipated revenue cuts from the state.  The last time that a school tax referendum was approved was in 2013.

Northwest Indiana Forum CEO Heather Ennis talks about a recent meeting with the northwest Indiana legislative delegation, where the Forum offered what it would like to see happen this General Assembly session that would benefit the Region.

Lake County Solid Waste Management District Executive Director John Minear looks at future composting operations, including a new site in Crown Point and one that is proposed for Highland that can be expanded to include other nearby communities.

And Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore attended last weekend's anti-Trump rally in Valparaiso -- where more than 500 spoke out against the new President's administration goals.