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House Public Policy Committee

House panel removes target from gun buyback programs

INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate-approved ban on local governments holding gun buyback events was deleted Tuesday from pending gun legislation by a House committee, which also voted to make it easier for adults to bring guns onto school property.

February 25, 2014 12:40 pm
RICH JAMES: Alcohol sales could leave the Dark Ages

RICH JAMES: Alcohol sales could leave the Dark Ages

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.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am

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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State lawmakers face packed agenda

State lawmakers face packed agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday -- postponed from Monday due to snow and extreme cold -- for a 10-week session that's almost certain to garner national attention, put more than $1 billion in local government funding at risk and determine the future of Ind…

January 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Indiana must plug leak in casino bucket

Northwest Indiana's casino revenues have put kids through college, rebuilt roads and sewer lines, improved public safety, built a popular baseball stadium, made government buildings more energy-efficient, improved parks and more.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am
Casino taxes still important to state's finances

Casino taxes still important to state's finances

INDIANAPOLIS | New competition from neighboring states has taken a significant slice of Indiana's gaming revenue, but state taxes on casino wagers and admissions remain an important component of Indiana's overall financial picture -- as they have since 1996.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am Related
Legislative preview: Lots to do, little time

Legislative preview: Lots to do, little time

The Indianapolis 500 always will be the fastest race in the state, but in even-numbered years the legislative sprint by the Indiana General Assembly runs a close second.

November 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Dermody tapped to lead key House committee

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker will hold considerable sway in deciding the future of state laws on gaming, alcohol, abortion, guns and other controversial issues.

November 20, 2013 12:15 pm
Lawmaker's resignation opens policy possibilities

Lawmaker's resignation opens policy possibilities

INDIANAPOLIS | Repeatedly blocked proposals to legalize Sunday alcohol sales and expand gaming may have a chance to become law next year following the resignation of state Rep. Bill Davis, R-Portland.

October 25, 2013 1:24 pm

Lakefront liquor license plan limited to Whiting

INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee made Whiting the sole beneficiary of a plan allowing additional liquor licenses at new restaurants adjacent to Lake Michigan.

March 20, 2013 3:30 pm

Plan for unlimited liquor licenses for lakefront restaurants facing changes

INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate-approved plan for unlimited alcohol sales licenses at restaurants along Lake Michigan, especially in Whiting, is likely to be altered before getting a vote by the House.

March 13, 2013 10:47 am Related

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RICH JAMES: Indiana can't lick its mixed feelings on liquor

RICH JAMES: Indiana can't lick its mixed feelings on liquor

When Indiana went blue and voted for Barack Obama four years ago, I thought the state had crawled out of the Dark Ages.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
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