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Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related

Dermody persuades panel to revise guns-at-schools plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, skillfully handled a controversial guns-at-schools proposal Wednesday during his first meeting as chairman of the House Public Policy Committee.

January 15, 2014 5:00 pm Related

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Study finds new criminal code may fail to reduce prison population

Study finds new criminal code may fail to reduce prison population

INDIANAPOLIS | Major changes to Indiana's criminal code, set to take effect July 1, will increase the state's prison population unless prosecutors and judges apply the new, often reduced, advisory sentences for felonies.

December 10, 2013 5:30 pm Related
Supreme Court suspends Munster attorney

Supreme Court suspends Munster attorney

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended indefinitely a Munster attorney who was convicted of felony interference with the administration of internal revenue laws.

September 17, 2013 1:22 pm Related

State develops sample petitions to guide expungement requests

INDIANAPOLIS | State court officials released sample petitions Friday that Hoosiers can follow to begin the process of expunging their criminal records, though consulting an attorney before submitting the documents is still recommended.

August 16, 2013 11:35 am Related
Penalties await gay couples trying to marry in Indiana

Penalties await gay couples trying to marry in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | A same-sex couple applying for a marriage license in Indiana, where gay marriage is expressly prohibited by law, could face up to three years in prison for submitting the application to their county clerk -- even if it's denied.

July 06, 2013 11:00 pm
Rokita blasts NSA record-gathering program

Rokita blasts NSA record-gathering program

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, accused the National Security Agency Monday of violating constitutional protections against unlawful searches following disclosures the spy agency collected and stored the telephone and Internet records of all Americans.

June 17, 2013 7:00 pm

Criminal code rewrite clears second committee

INDIANAPOLIS | The first wholesale rewrite of Indiana's criminal code since 1977 is headed to the House floor after winning unanimous approval Monday by the Ways and Means Committee.

February 18, 2013 12:20 pm

Reform of Indiana's criminal code clears first hurdle

INDIANAPOLIS | Five years of bipartisan review, debate and negotiation paid off Wednesday as a House committee unanimously approved the first major overhaul of Indiana's criminal code since 1977.

January 16, 2013 6:45 pm Related

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