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Governor names new public access counselor

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Gov. Mitch Daniels has appointed Joseph Hoage as Indiana public access counselor. He replaces Andrew Kossack, who recently resigned to take a position with the Indiana Department of Education.

Hoage has been an attorney with the Indiana Gaming Commission since 2008. Prior to that, he was a deputy prosecutor in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. He earned his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law.

Hoage’s appointment is effective immediately. He will serve the remainder of Kossack’s four-year term, which ends June 30, 2015. Kossack joined the DOE as an in-house attorney and will assist school corporations and other stakeholders with teacher contracting, collective bargaining, and other matters specifically addressed in Senate Enrolled Act 1 and SEA 575.

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  1. A sad end to a prolific gadfly. Indiana has suffered a great loss in the journalistic realm.

  2. Good riddance to this dangerous activist judge

  3. What is the one thing the Hoosier legal status quo hates more than a whistleblower? A lawyer whistleblower taking on the system man to man. That must never be rewarded, must always, always, always be punished, lest the whole rotten tree be felled.

  4. I want to post this to keep this tread alive and hope more of David's former clients might come forward. In my case, this coward of a man represented me from June 2014 for a couple of months before I fired him. I knew something was wrong when he blatantly lied about what he had advised me in my contentious and unfortunate divorce trial. His impact on the proceedings cast a very long shadow and continues to impact me after a lengthy 19 month divorce. I would join a class action suit.

  5. The dispute in LB Indiana regarding lake front property rights is typical of most beach communities along our Great Lakes. Simply put, communication to non owners when visiting the lakefront would be beneficial. The Great Lakes are designated navigational waters (including shorelines). The high-water mark signifies the area one is able to navigate. This means you can walk, run, skip, etc. along the shores. You can't however loiter, camp, sunbath in front of someones property. Informational signs may be helpful to owners and visitors. Our Great Lakes are a treasure that should be enjoyed by all. PS We should all be concerned that the Long Beach, Indiana community is on septic systems.

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