SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to ban smoking on all state-supported universities and community colleges received just enough votes Wednesday to advance out of the Illinois Senate.
SPRINGFIELD | Five years after the state banned smoking in public places, health advocates say the law has been a success.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, announced Thursday a Republican governing agenda focused on jobs and education, but he also said legislation on social issues, such as abortion and gay marriage, will likely be heard during the 2013 legislative session.
Whenever I think back to my favorite summertime memories, I realize smoke is somehow involved in most of them. Setting off fireworks in my friend’s driveway. Grilling burgers with my father. The last bonfire of the season. With so many fond memories centered around setting things on fire, th…
It might be a lucky strike, and it might not be.
Hoosiers will start breathing more easily today as a smoking ban in most public places and places of employment takes effect. But those in support of the measure say there's still work to be done.
PORTAGE | Portage American Legion Post 260 members voted by a ratio of more than 2-1 to seek an exemption from the new state smoking ban and to allow smoking in the club room of its facility.
PORTAGE | The state's new law banning smoking in public places starting next month is leaving members of Portage American Legion Post 260 in a quandary.
INDIANAPOLIS | Should a state representative focus only on issues important to his or her district or push for legislation affecting all Hoosiers?
Yet another victory has been achieved for the "common man" in the Indiana Statehouse. Finally, after six long years talking to the right people, state Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, has his wish: a smoking ban.
Under the new smoking ban law, Indiana will now protect 95 percent of people while at work and also allow citizens to eat at any restaurant in the state without having to encounter cigarette or cigar smoke. That's a huge positive step -- one some media and smoking ban proponents failed to ac…
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana has joined the 39 other states, including Illinois, that ban smoking in most or all public places.
Our Indiana legislators made history this month when they voted in favor of legislation to ban smoking statewide — albeit with some much-debated exceptions.
Did state Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, join your editorial staff?
INDIANAPOLIS | With his eighth and final legislative session now in the rearview mirror, Gov. Mitch Daniels isn't planning to just coast through the last nine months of his second term.
INDIANAPOLIS | A 10-week legislative session that began Jan. 4 with protests and boycotts ended at 12:36 a.m. region time Saturday with agreements on history-making legislation that could fundamentally transform life for most Hoosiers.
Indiana is on the brink of enacting what is a somewhat toothless smoking ban that exempts bars and taverns.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is on the verge of banning smoking in most indoor public spaces after the Senate voted 28-22 Friday to send a House-approved smoking ban to the governor.
It's almost to the point the Indiana Senate should be indicted as an accessory to murder for refusing to approve a meaningful smoking ban law.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state Senate will decide Friday whether Indiana will ban smoking in most public places, after the House voted 60-33 Thursday night for a compromise smoking ban proposal that includes an exemption for bars and taverns.
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