Political Notebook

  • Portion of U.S. 24 to be named for Pond
    U.S. 24 will be designated the “Phyllis J. Pond Memorial Highway” from U.S. 30 east of New Haven to the Indiana/Ohio State Line, Indiana Department of Transportation officials announced Tuesday. The unveiling will be 1 p.
  • No endorsement for you
    Endorsements are coming fast and furious as the May 6 primary election nears. Farmers, pro-life groups, law enforcement and other organizations are weighing in.
  • Allen GOP to 'showcase community' at state convention
    Local Republican Party leaders believe that all work and no play would make a political convention a dull place – and reflect poorly on Fort Wayne.

Coats, Donnelly split as Senate OKs budget

Indiana's U.S. senators split their votes Wednesday as the Senate approved a two-year federal budget plan.

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly voted in favor of the legislation, and Republican Sen. Dan Coats opposed it.

The Democratic-controlled Senate passed the bipartisan proposal by a 64-36 vote. The Republican-run House approved the measure last week 332-94.