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Lawmakers ignore McDermott pleas to save rental registration program

INDIANAPOLIS | Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. ran into a stone wall of indifference Wednesday before an Indiana Senate committee, as he fought to save his city's rental property registration and inspection program.

February 26, 2014 4:18 pm

Senate panel delays hearing on Griffith-Cal Twp. separation

INDIANAPOLIS | A Statehouse hearing on legislation that could enable Griffith to leave Calumet Township and join another township was postponed due to Tuesday's region snowstorm.

March 06, 2013 6:30 pm Related


Griffith-Calumet Twp. showdown near

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved proposal that could enable Griffith to separate from Calumet Township will be among the first measures considered by an Indiana Senate committee during the second half of this legislative session.

March 03, 2013 8:19 pm Related


Senate backs plan to let counties review unexplained child deaths

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted 48-1 on Tuesday to endorse another recommendation of the Department of Child Services study committee and allow counties to establish their own teams to review sudden, unexplained child deaths.

February 19, 2013 4:48 pm

Lawmakers OK arrest immunity for underage drinkers seeking medical help

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation headed to the governor would prohibit police from arresting an underage drinker who calls an ambulance to help a dangerously intoxicated friend.  

March 01, 2012 3:00 pm

Tougher human trafficking law possible by Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers hope to enact a tough new human trafficking law before Indianapolis hosts the Super Bowl, an event that is typically a hotbed for adult and child prostitution.

December 16, 2011 8:43 am
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