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Indiana’s new abortion ban, signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence last week, is a controversial new restriction. It forbids abortions sought as a…

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INDIANAPOLIS — The House interrupted its regular business for more than an hour Wednesday to honor a Region lawmaker, respected on both sides …

INDIANAPOLIS — State Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte is disappointed his final effort to eliminate Indiana's ban on Sunday take-home alcohol sales…

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INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation potentially authorizing alcohol sales at the Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion was unanimously approved Thursday by…

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INDIANAPOLIS — A House committee is expected to approve legislation Thursday to enable alcohol sales at the Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion,…

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INDIANAPOLIS | The most visible action by the Indiana General Assembly occurs when representatives and senators vote on final passage of legis…

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INDIANAPOLIS | A top Republican state lawmaker from Northwest Indiana will not run for re-election to a sixth term in 2016.

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INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate-approved plan increasing production limits at microbreweries, such as Munster's Three Floyds, won unanimous support We…

INDIANAPOLIS | A region lawmaker's proposal permitting Indiana's moored riverboat casinos to move on land adjacent to their current docks won …

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INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee seemed inclined Wednesday to increase the production limit at small Indiana breweries, like Munster's Three F…

  • By Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078

INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate-approved ban on local governments holding gun buyback events was deleted Tuesday from pending gun legislation by a Hou…

Sip by sip, Indiana seems poised to step out of the Dark Ages when it comes to laws governing the sale and consumption of alcohol.

  • Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, skillfully handled a controversial guns-at-schools proposal Wednesday during his first meeti…

  • By Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday -- postponed from Monday due to snow and extreme cold -- for a 10-week se…

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Northwest Indiana's casino revenues have put kids through college, rebuilt roads and sewer lines, improved public safety, built a popular base…

  • By Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078

INDIANAPOLIS | New competition from neighboring states has taken a significant slice of Indiana's gaming revenue, but state taxes on casino wa…

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The Indianapolis 500 always will be the fastest race in the state, but in even-numbered years the legislative sprint by the Indiana General As…

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  • By Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker will hold considerable sway in deciding the future of state laws on gaming, alcohol, abortion, gun…

INDIANAPOLIS | Repeatedly blocked proposals to legalize Sunday alcohol sales and expand gaming may have a chance to become law next year follo…

  • By Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078

INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee made Whiting the sole beneficiary of a plan allowing additional liquor licenses at new restaurants adjacent t…