Chief Political Reporter
Dan has reported on Indiana state government for The Times since 2009. He also covers casinos, campaigns and corruption.
“Even though many of our metrics have improved significantly, now is not the time to abandon the protections that we have put in place," said Dr. Kristina Box, the state health commissioner.
“We need a long-term solution for our state's food insecurity issues and I believe urban agricultural zones are a step in the right direction," said state Rep. Earl Harris Jr., D-East Chicago.
The measure requires those younger than 18 and charged as adults to still be housed in a juvenile facility and provides for automatic expungement of most juvenile offenses when a person turns 19.
Two proposals seeking to politicize the investments of the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) failed to advance out of the Republican-controlled House by this week’s deadline.
Those interested in attending must register in advance online at in.gov/H14 to receive a link to view the legislative forum.
The Republican-controlled Indiana House has voted to increase the state's cigarette tax by 50 cents per pack and impose a new 10% sales tax surcharge on vaping products. The bill now heads to the Senate.
State Sen. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, won Senate approval Tuesday for legislation imposing a $1,000 fine on motorists who pass a stopped school bus while children are boarding or existing.
The State Board of Accounts is seeking repayment of nearly $10,000 in allegedly mishandled money and audit costs from the former water department office manager for the town of Long Beach.
"My thought was many of them carry weapons and since there's only two of us in here, and it's my word against his word. I needed to get out into the hallway where there would be some witnesses."