Regionally Speaking, Monday, May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

Northwest Indiana state Senator Karen Tallian (D) is one of our conversations with lawmakers about the 2019 General Assembly session and we also talk to Valparaiso mayoral candidate Bill Durnell on "Regionally Speaking."
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Today:    We conitnue another conversation with a northwest Indiana state legislator, with Democratic state Senator Karen Tallian, who represents constituents in communities along Lake Michigan.  She begins with the update on an effort by some lakefront residents to discourage visitors to the beaches in their area, and she spends time focusing on the difficulty in getting bills passed and enacted into law.  Bill Durnell is the Democrat who beat a worthy opponent to win the party's nomination for the spot in the general election ballot for Valparaiso Mayor.  He talks with us about his campaign, launched just before the filing deadline.  And NICTD chief executive Mike Noland talks about the big projects on the South Shore Line.