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Indiana House Democrats

Today:  We continue our conversations with members of northwest Indiana's legislative delegation with state Representative Earl Harris Junior (D-East Chicago) and GOP Representative Michael Aylesworth (Hebron) about the bills they sponsored in the 2019 session -- what were passed and sent to Governor Eric Holcomb -- and what may come up in summer study session or be introduced next session.   State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary) also talks about his bills he introduced, many of which deal with economic devlopment and gaming in Gary this year.  All three leguslators speak out about the  two-y

city of Hammond website

Today:   an at-length conversation with Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr.  He talks about the latest developments on bills moving through the General Assembly that affect his city, its businesses and residents.  That includes tax incentives to create the Digital Crossroads of America data center on Hammond's lakefront and how the Gary economic development and casino license changes will affect Hammond's and other communities' own casinos.  Mayor McDermott also talks about ongoing discussions to create a regional convention center and how the end of property tax caps will affect the city of H