INDIANAPOLIS | Republican state lawmakers defending their plan to allow Hoosiers to carry guns in school parking lots were accused Monday of bullying conference committee witnesses who argued that guns at schools will make children less safe.
Indiana state Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, can easily be called pro-gun.
State Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, represents the 49th District.
I was disappointed to read Rich James' recent column, “Sen. Tomes pistol-whips gun control.” His column was rife with error and made attacks on my personal character. It’s discouraging that this type of reporting passes as journalism today.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate ignored pleas for local control from three Lake County lawmakers and voted 28-21 on Tuesday to prohibit all municipal gun buy-back programs statewide.
I don't believe I have ever been to Posey County in far southwest Indiana.
This week's theme, apparently, is taxes on businesses. Along with the continuing discussion in Indianapolis over personal property taxes for businesses, there has been discussion of other business taxes.
INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal forcing Gary and other Indiana cities to end their gun buy-back programs was approved 6-2 Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The formula for success in the Indiana General Assembly seems to be to set the bar low. With them, it's not so much reaching for the bar as not tripping over it.
INDIANAPOLIS | The General Assembly is poised to invite gun makers currently manufacturing their products in "gun hostile" states to relocate to Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted 47-0 Thursday to legalize the sale and possession of knives with automatically opening blades, commonly known as switchblade knives.
INDIANAPOLIS | If the musical "West Side Story" makes a comeback, with its singing and dancing street gang members wielding switchblade knives, Indiana may be ready.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | With rumbles of dissent growing louder in the legislative and executive branches of Indiana's government, it seems likely the Indiana Supreme Court's most unpopular decision in years won't remain intact for long.
Most Hoosiers living in cities and towns believe their mayors and council members create their local ordinances. But the 2011 Indiana General Assembly has been on a rampage against "home rule." It goes far beyond the plea of cities for local taxing options in this era of crimping property tax caps.
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