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EDITORIAL: Our views on some legislative actions

The Indiana General Assembly processed many bits of legislation — some good, some bad, most in between. We'll deal with some of it in length, but here are short reactions to a few of those bills:

March 19, 2014 12:00 am

How did the Indiana legislative session affect you?

INDIANAPOLIS | For better or worse, there's likely something affecting every Hoosier in at least one of the 224 legislative proposals the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly has sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 15, 2014 7:30 pm
RICH JAMES: Whatever happened to GOP's compassion?

RICH JAMES: Whatever happened to GOP's compassion?

What is it with Indiana Republicans and their belief that this state can act independently of the federal government?

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Portage school officials still pondering drug testing policy

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools Superintendent E. Ric Frataccia is going to the source before he recommends whether the district should implement a random drug testing policy.

January 15, 2014 7:05 pm

EDITORIAL: Drug screening for welfare has failed test

House Speaker Brian Bosma is eager to require drug tests for welfare recipients. It's an idea that has been tested and failed.

January 13, 2014 12:00 am

Center Township chips in for homelessness position

VALPARAISO | The Center Township Board voted to contribute $5,000 a year for two years to the county effort to end homelessness, but might not be able to give Valparaiso Schools $700 for a month of drug testing.

August 21, 2013 6:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Say no to drugs, but yes to screening

The Valparaiso Community Schools board is right to consider random drug testing for students who park at school or participate in extracurricular activities. Some other districts already have this plan in place.

March 29, 2013 12:00 am

Portage schools chief may recommend random drug testing policy

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools Superintendent E. Ric Frataccia said he may recommend a policy requiring random drug testing of high school students in the next few months.

March 06, 2013 8:15 pm
RICH JAMES: What welfare recipient can afford drug treatment?

RICH JAMES: What welfare recipient can afford drug treatment?

Talk about a loaded question. State Rep. Hal Slager's question is this: Do you believe Indiana, like other states, should implement random drug testing as a requirement to receiving state-funded welfare benefits?

March 06, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Drug testing for welfare doesn't add up

Testing welfare recipients for drug use is a popular cause, but the dollars and cents don't add up.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am

House approves drug testing for some welfare recipients

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 78-17 Monday to spend $2.7 million next year on a drug testing program for some welfare recipients that may save the state $1.5 million in denied benefits.

February 25, 2013 6:03 pm Related


PHIL WIELAND: Test state lawmakers by the cup

PHIL WIELAND: Test state lawmakers by the cup

It's too bad the Indiana Senate apparently killed the bill testing those receiving government handouts. All it really needed was a little tweaking.

February 24, 2012 12:00 am

Plan to drug-test welfare recipients, lawmakers dies in Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | A pricey plan to drug-test some welfare recipients and state legislators failed to advance out of an Indiana Senate committee Wednesday.

February 15, 2012 11:32 am Related

Lawmakers would lose perks if on drugs

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers could lose their Statehouse parking spot, office space, electronic devices and staff if they fail a drug test under a modification made Monday to House Bill 1007.

January 30, 2012 8:15 pm

Ind. House votes to require drug tests for lawmakers

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposed pilot program to drug-test Indiana welfare recipients in three counties was changed Friday to also require mandatory drug and alcohol tests for members of the General Assembly.

January 27, 2012 8:00 pm

House panel OKs welfare drug test pilot program

INDIANAPOLIS | Some Indiana welfare recipients would be required to pass a drug test under legislation approved by a House committee Tuesday.

January 24, 2012 2:00 pm

Fail drug test? Lose unemployment benefits, says House

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 88-1 Tuesday to take unemployment payments away from any worker collecting benefits who fails a pre-employment drug screen.

April 12, 2011 7:30 pm

State may establish new agency for drunk-driving, drug tests

INDIANAPOLIS | The beleaguered Department of Toxicology at Indiana University's School of Medicine appears likely to be shut down and replaced by a state agency.

April 08, 2011 6:30 pm
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