'The No More Stringent Bill' is intended to minimize regulatory and environmental barriers to economic development in the state.
A bill the Senate passed would allow the State Fair to sell beer, wine and spirits within a specific area on the fairgrounds.
Officials are considering ideas for more strategically placed propane stockpiles to service the Midwest in the future.
Gov. Mike Pence has been pushing to reduce or eliminate the business personal property tax, which taxes business equipment.
Sales were largely flat in January, but auto dealers say they expect higher sales in the spring when the weather warms.
The report from the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute says the elimination of other taxes on personal property would make an equipment tax cut difficult.
Tax revenues were more than $38 million below projections in January, putting the state about $35 million off expectations for the fiscal year.
The new Farm Bill includes a 15 cent tax on live Christmas trees that will go toward a marketing campaign to increase sales.
A report from the Indiana Geological Survey estimates up to 172 billion gallons of untapped water is being held in the state’s underground mines.
Indiana is diverting federal money to help local communities demolish abandoned homes.