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Pence testifies for preschool voucher plan

Pence testifies for preschool voucher plan

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence personally appeared before a Senate committee Wednesday and asked the panel to advance a House-approved prekindergarten voucher program for up to 1,000 low-income Hoosier children.

February 12, 2014 1:42 pm Related

Female GOP senators defuse threat to abortion clinics

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation that could have shuttered every abortion clinic in Indiana was rewritten Wednesday by three female Republican state senators to instead focus on patient safety.

January 29, 2014 6:30 pm

Senators endorse requirement to teach cursive handwriting

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier elementary school students may soon find themselves literally minding their P's and Q's after the Indiana Senate voted 36-13 Tuesday to mandate cursive writing instruction.

February 05, 2013 5:45 pm

Senate panel would mandate cursive writing instruction

INDIANAPOLIS | Local schools would lose their freedom to decide whether to teach cursive writing under legislation heard Wednesday by an Indiana Senate committee.

January 09, 2013 7:05 pm

Senate approves smoking ban; bill headed to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is on the verge of banning smoking in most indoor public spaces after the Senate voted 28-22 Friday to send a House-approved smoking ban to the governor.

March 09, 2012 2:45 pm

Amendments could spark fight over smoking ban in Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved proposal for a statewide smoking ban looks to be in for a wild ride Tuesday when the Republican-controlled Senate considers up to 28 amendments to the legislation.

February 27, 2012 7:30 pm
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