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Ad targeted to inform students of Lifeline Law

INDIANAPOLIS | An advertising campaign targeting students at Indiana's residential colleges and universities is spreading the message about the state's expanded Lifeline Law.

August 27, 2014 5:15 pm
Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile justice to digital privacy, and state-based health exchanges to bike trails.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Related
Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | If you picture the 150 members of the General Assembly as a choir, this year they sang their loudest hosannas for the business-first agenda of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Legislature meets to correct errors in new laws

INDIANAPOLIS | State legislators interrupted their summer breaks Tuesday for an unprecedented one-day session to correct errors and omissions in several new laws before they take effect July 1.

June 17, 2014 6:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana needs HIP 2.0 replacement

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana needs HIP 2.0 replacement

When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced his solution to the health care woes facing hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers – expanding the Healthy Indiana Plan to create HIP 2.0 – his declaration was greeted with general acclaim.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Legislature's technical session to focus on criminal code corrections

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly will fix inadvertent errors in new laws approved earlier this year when it meets Tuesday for a one-day technical corrections session.

June 12, 2014 4:30 pm
Hammond lawmaker saves lives of unwanted pets

Hammond lawmaker saves lives of unwanted pets

INDIANAPOLIS | More than 100 dogs and cats set to be killed at an Indianapolis animal shelter instead will find new lives in homes halfway across the country, thanks in part to the work of state Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond.

April 03, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Preschool funding plan wins governor's approval

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana has taken a tentative step toward joining the 41 other states that use tax revenue to fund preschool education.

March 27, 2014 12:35 pm

Expanded immunity for underage drinkers could save more lives

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, is eager to spread the word to college students, and all Hoosiers, about new additions to Indiana's innovative Lifeline Law — once it's signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

March 18, 2014 6:45 pm

Legislature wraps session with busy final day

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.

March 13, 2014 9:00 pm

General Assembly preparing to close annual session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly is planning to adjourn for the year Thursday, but lawmakers still are negotiating the final texts of some four dozen legislative proposals — including a business tax cut, whether to permit guns in school parking lots and funding to expand the South…

March 12, 2014 7:00 pm

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

Lots left to do with little time remaining in legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly is likely to wrap up its work this week a day or two ahead of Friday's mandatory adjournment deadline.

March 09, 2014 1:00 am

State lawmakers send more measures to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Region bills headed to governor's desk

INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received final approval Wednesday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

March 05, 2014 5:30 pm

House demands Lake County look at voting precinct consolidation

INDIANAPOLIS | The GOP-controlled Indiana House approved legislation Tuesday that would order Lake County to devise a plan to reduce the number of precincts with fewer than 500 active voters.

February 25, 2014 7:15 pm
Marriage amendment set for Senate showdown

Marriage amendment set for Senate showdown

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to decide Thursday whether to reinsert a prohibition on civil unions into House Joint Resolution 3, a proposed amendment to Indiana's Constitution that would ban gay marriage. State law already prohibits gay marriage.

February 12, 2014 6:30 pm Related

NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptical the state will play a significant role in extending the commuter train to Dyer -- despite the best efforts of some region lawmakers.

February 09, 2014 6:00 am Related

Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related

Indiana House approves revised marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | The battle over the marriage amendment, which so far has dominated the 2014 legislative session, now shifts to the Senate after the House voted 57-40 Tuesday to keep its revised amendment alive.

January 28, 2014 5:30 pm Related
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