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Many new laws take effect Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS | Dozens of Indiana state laws take effect Tuesday. Here are some of the new laws that may directly affect area residents:

June 28, 2014 10:30 pm

Deadline nears for Pence action on legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | The clock is ticking toward a midnight Thursday deadline for Gov. Mike Pence to act on some three dozen remaining proposals approved this month by the Indiana General Assembly.

March 26, 2014 5:30 pm

Pence mum on possible vetoes

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence likely will ink up his veto stamp next week, but isn't yet saying which proposals approved by the General Assembly he might reject.

March 20, 2014 1:25 pm

How did the Indiana legislative session affect you?

INDIANAPOLIS | For better or worse, there's likely something affecting every Hoosier in at least one of the 224 legislative proposals the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly has sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 15, 2014 7:30 pm

Indiana's two-year budget, plethora of new laws take effect July 1

INDIANAPOLIS | Happy fiscal new year, Hoosiers!

June 30, 2013 7:00 pm

Pence signs 291 new laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has now acted on all 295 legislative proposals submitted to him by the Republican-controlled General Assembly — signing 291, allowing one to become law without his signature and vetoing three.

May 13, 2013 8:00 pm Related

Governor yet to act on two Lake County bills

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has just two more days to decide the fate of two measures that could change Lake County forever.

May 09, 2013 7:00 pm Related

New law entitles recent vets to in-state college tuition

INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans who return or move to Indiana after completing their service are entitled to in-state college tuition under a new law signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

May 04, 2013 5:15 pm Related

Pence backs study of county government reforms

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are expected to study the structure of Indiana county government this summer with an eye toward establishing a single county executive.

April 28, 2013 1:03 am Related

Pence OKs legislative study of South Shore Line

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers this summer will review possible expansion plans for the South Shore Line and consider changes to the membership of its operating board, under a measure signed into law last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

April 21, 2013 11:30 pm Related

Veteran college progams among new laws signed by Pence

INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans should have an easier time navigating the state's universities thanks to a new law sponsored by state Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh, D-Crown Point, that was signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

April 14, 2013 8:33 pm Related

Quinn signs law to educate students about abuse

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. | Erin Merryn is convinced she would have spoken out much earlier if she had been taught at a young age about the threat of sexual abuse. Instead, she endured abuse at the hands of a neighbor and older cousin for years before seeking help.

January 25, 2013 12:00 am

Adults hosting teen drinking parties face fines in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A new Illinois law taking effect with the new year outlines penalties for adults who host parties in their homes with underage drinking.

December 29, 2012 10:55 am

Many new state laws take effect Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly approved and Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels signed 161 bills into law this year. Most take effect Sunday. 

June 29, 2012 6:15 pm

Faster truck speeds among new laws

SPRINGFIELD | Big rigs will be able to travel faster on a number of noninterstate highways as part of a slew of new laws taking effect today.

January 01, 2012 12:00 am

Texting while driving ban, other new laws take effect Friday

INDIANAPOLIS | Text messaging for some Hoosiers may get very expensive starting Friday when a new state law banning texting while driving takes effect.

June 30, 2011 6:00 pm

Gov. Daniels signs 26 new laws this week

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels signed 26 bills into law this week, bringing his total to 57 bills signed this year without a veto.

April 22, 2011 3:45 pm
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