Veterans groups call the spending bill signed into law Thursday the “most veteran-friendly budget” in state history.
The legislation seeks to modernize Indiana’s gaming tax system. But the measure could decrease how much money local communities get from their casinos.
Gov. Eric Holcomb secured all or part of 26 of the 28 legislative initiatives on his 2017 agenda.
Holcomb has until next week to sign – or reject – all approved bills.
Legislation introduced by Joe Donnelly and Todd Young would include resources to train mental health providers on the specific challenges officers face.
The Indiana Supreme Court affirmed Monday that gun violence victims can’t get monetary damages from gun stores that illegally sell firearms.
Holcomb’s predecessor, former governor Mike Pence, vetoed a similar bill in 2015.
A federal funding measure approved last year will expire Friday. Without anything to replace it, a partial shutdown of federal agencies will begin Saturday.
The 2017 legislative session came to a close late Saturday night as lawmakers wrapped up long-debated issues.
Legislation is headed to the governor that eliminates many of the state’s monopoly-creating, vaping regulations.