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Pence actions suggest possible bid for higher office

Pence actions suggest possible bid for higher office

INDIANAPOLIS | Having fulfilled his duty to sign new laws, if Gov. Mike Pence is considering a 2016 run for higher office he'll soon need to begin regularly meeting top Republican donors, traveling to early primary states and explaining why he would make a good president or vice president.

March 29, 2014 5:00 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
Charbonneau urged to halt plan allowing feds to set Indiana environmental laws

Charbonneau urged to halt plan allowing feds to set Indiana environmental laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Sixteen Hoosier environmental and social justice organizations called Wednesday for state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, to kill a proposal that could significantly reshape Indiana's environmental laws.

February 19, 2014 3:10 pm

Senate panel to hear plan letting feds set Indiana environment law

INDIANAPOLIS | The Senate Environmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing at 8 a.m. region time Feb. 24 on a proposal to replace Indiana's environmental laws with federal law.

February 13, 2014 5:50 pm

Charbonneau mulling 'huge policy shift' on environment law

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved proposal mandating that Indiana environmental requirements "may not be more stringent" than federal law faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where it has died numerous times in years past.

February 11, 2014 7:45 pm
Pelath rips Republicans for ignoring state's 'real issues'

Pelath rips Republicans for ignoring state's 'real issues'

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is not impressed with the proposals approved so far by the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly, which reached the midpoint of its 2014 legislative session Tuesday.

February 04, 2014 7:30 pm

House votes to limit municipal rental inspections

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 67-28 Monday to limit the ability of cities and towns to regulate rental properties in their communities.

February 03, 2014 7:45 pm

Medical marijuana rules in Illinois unveiled

CHICAGO | To use medical marijuana in Illinois, patients would be fingerprinted, undergo a background check and pay $150 a year to get a special photo ID under proposed regulations unveiled Tuesday.

January 21, 2014 3:24 pm

Cal City may fine parents whose kids let their pants sag

CALUMET CITY | The City Council may consider in coming weeks ordinances that would penalize parents who don’t discourage their children from wearing sagging pants in public.

September 28, 2013 6:45 pm

Pence debuts 'Cut Red Tape' website for businesses

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence wants to know which state regulations Hoosiers and Indiana companies believe are too onerous and should be deleted.

July 14, 2013 7:15 pm Related
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July 12, 2013 12:00 am

Day-care operators prepare for tougher Ind. rules

FRANKLIN, Ind. | Child-care providers across Indiana are scrambling to find money to pay for broader criminal background checks of employees and educate staff about new rules to improve safety and prevent child abuse ahead of a July 1 deadline.

June 29, 2013 12:15 pm

Pence vetoes show GOP tension on taxes, regulation

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly's Republican supermajorities hate taxes and government regulation -- except when they don't -- and in two weeks they'll have to decide whether to re-approve a retroactive tax hike they easily passed the first time around.

May 27, 2013 11:30 pm Related
Indiana 'a leader and laggard' on economic measures

Indiana 'a leader and laggard' on economic measures

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana has successfully created a low-tax, low-regulation business environment, but its future economic growth hinges on Hoosiers who, more often than not, lack the education and healthy habits needed to move the state forward.

May 22, 2013 6:30 pm Related
Convenience stores sue for right to sell cold beer

Convenience stores sue for right to sell cold beer

INDIANAPOLIS | A coalition of Hoosier convenience stores asked a federal judge Tuesday to declare unconstitutional an Indiana law that gives package liquor stores a monopoly over cold beer sales.

May 14, 2013 11:15 am 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
Conservation groups ask feds to stop Enbridge project

Conservation groups ask feds to stop Enbridge project

A consortium of 55 Great Lakes conservation groups, including Save the Dunes, filed a federal petition Tuesday calling for an end to new tar sands pipeline construction by Enbridge Energy LP until updated safety measures are in place.

March 27, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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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

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Senate drops one of two ultrasounds required for pill-induced abortion

INDIANAPOLIS | A woman seeking a pill-induced abortion may be compelled to undergo only one ultrasound, instead of two, following a change made Monday to pending legislation by the Indiana Senate.

February 25, 2013 8:45 pm
Pence promotes businesses, two-parent families in first executive orders

Pence promotes businesses, two-parent families in first executive orders

INDIANAPOLIS | Seeking to make Indiana more business- and family-friendly, Gov. Mike Pence signed executive orders Monday blocking the creation of new state regulations on businesses and requiring certain agency rules implementing state law include a "family impact statement."

January 14, 2013 2:27 pm Photos

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