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GOP lawmakers hostile to opponents of guns at schools proposal

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.

March 10, 2014 12:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Ban on gun buy-backs is bad deal

Indiana state Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, can easily be called pro-gun.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
Jim Tomes

Jim Tomes

State Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, represents the 49th District.

January 31, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Gun buy-back legislation offers best practices

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gun buy-back legislation offers best practices

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.

January 31, 2014 12:00 am

Ban on gun buy-back programs approved by Senate

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.

January 28, 2014 6:15 pm Related

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RICH JAMES: Sen. Tomes pistol-whips gun control

RICH JAMES: Sen. Tomes pistol-whips gun control

I don't believe I have ever been to Posey County in far southwest Indiana.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Reform taxes, watch businesses invest again

DOUG ROSS: Reform taxes, watch businesses invest again

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.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers take aim at gun buy-back programs

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.

January 22, 2014 2:30 pm Related

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PHIL WIELAND: Forget the WMDs; give Hoosiers more cheese doodles

PHIL WIELAND: Forget the WMDs; give Hoosiers more cheese doodles

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.

April 12, 2013 12:00 am
Legislature set to invite gun makers to move to Indiana

Legislature set to invite gun makers to move to Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | The General Assembly is poised to invite gun makers currently manufacturing their products in "gun hostile" states to relocate to Indiana.

April 02, 2013 9:53 am Related

Senate votes to legalize sale, possession of switchblades

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.

January 24, 2013 5:45 pm

Switchblade knives could be legalized in Indiana

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.

January 15, 2013 6:15 pm Related

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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

Movement growing to overturn Ind. Supreme Court ruling

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.

May 25, 2011 8:00 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: General Assembly acting as Indiana's Super City Council

BRIAN HOWEY: General Assembly acting as Indiana's Super City Council

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.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am
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