House Public Policy Committee
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee made Whiting the sole beneficiary of a plan allowing additional liquor licenses at new restaurants adjacent to Lake Michigan.
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.
When Indiana went blue and voted for Barack Obama four years ago, I thought the state had crawled out of the Dark Ages.
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