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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

Limits on rental property inspections headed to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Cities and towns across Indiana, including several region communities, are one signature away from losing their ability to vigorously regulate rental properties within their borders.

March 11, 2014 5:30 pm

House pulls the plug on state's energy efficiency program

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled House voted 69-26 Wednesday to terminate Energizing Indiana, the statewide energy savings program that conducts home energy audits, provides new light bulbs and runs other energy efficiency programs.

February 26, 2014 5:30 pm
Bosma defends actions advancing marriage amendment

Bosma defends actions advancing marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, has no regrets about his decision to pull the marriage amendment from a House committee where defeat appeared likely and move it to another panel.

January 23, 2014 5:45 pm Related

House limits regulatory power of local governments

INDIANAPOLIS | Every local government in Indiana is set to lose its authority to regulate most aspects of private-sector employment.

March 25, 2013 6:15 pm Related


Matt Pierce

Matt Pierce

Indiana state Rep. Matt Pierce, D-Bloomington, represents the 61st District.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am
House Republicans shoot down Democrats' middle class amendment

House Republicans shoot down Democrats' middle class amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats discovered Thursday the Republican supermajority will hang together in the name of party unity even if it means ignoring the needs of middle class families. 

January 17, 2013 5:00 pm Related

Reform of Indiana's criminal code clears first hurdle

INDIANAPOLIS | Five years of bipartisan review, debate and negotiation paid off Wednesday as a House committee unanimously approved the first major overhaul of Indiana's criminal code since 1977.

January 16, 2013 6:45 pm Related


Ind. plan to deny rapists access to child conceived by crime advances

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana House panel used a procedural maneuver Monday to keep alive legislation that denies a rapist access to his child conceived by rape.

February 20, 2012 10:09 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Demographics pose grim map reality for Democrats

BRIAN HOWEY: Demographics pose grim map reality for Democrats

New congressional and legislative maps are being forged in the Indiana House and Senate and are expected to be made public this week. Whatever the specifics are, the new maps likely will paint a grim picture for Indiana Democrats.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am
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