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February 17, 2017

 

Monroe County Commissioners, from left: Patrick Stoffers, Julie Thomas and Amanda Barge.

Monroe County Votes Down Adding E-Cigs To Smoking Ban

Public testimony at the County Commissioner's meeting was split on the issue.

February 17, 2017

 

East Chicago's Calumet neighborhood is an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

How a new disaster declaration might help East Chicago, state needle exchange challenges and the important role bison are playing in land preservation.

February 17, 2017

 

Hamilton Address

Hamilton’s State Of City: ‘I Really Like Bloomington’s Prospects’

Hamilton announced the approval of a $2 million upgrade to the Animal Shelter and $150,000 to create an independent community financial institution.

February 17, 2017

 

The Tippecanoe County Health Department has been working on a proposal for a syringe exchange program for more than a year.

Locals Could Soon Approve Needle Exchanges, But Still Lack Funding

Syringe exchange programs still face significant opposition from some officials, and funding the programs remains the largest barrier.

February 16, 2017

 

Solar panels behind Sheridan Elementary School. Sheridan Community Schools is one of the first completely solar powered districts in the state. Under the current version of SB 309, Sheridan would only receive the retail rate for excess energy generated for another 30 years.

Reworked Net Metering Bill Passes Senate Committee

Lawmakers passed an amended version of the bill that drew more than 5 hours of public testimony last week.

February 16, 2017

 

(Ken Lund/Flickr)

House Approves Tax-Raising Road Funding Bill

The House approved comprehensive road funding legislation that raises fuel taxes and opens the door to tolling Indiana interstate highways.

February 16, 2017

 

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Listen: An Indiana Mayor On The Way Forward For Democrats

Peter Buttigieg is the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who's running for DNC chair.

February 16, 2017

 

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Committee Chair Blocks Vote On Redistricting Reform

The House Elections Committee chairman won't guarantee a vote on the bill this session.

February 16, 2017

 

Bicentennial plaza

Future Of Potato Creek Inn, New State Archives In Limbo

Gov. Eric Holcomb pulled out of a deal brokered by former Gov. Mike Pence that was supposed to help pay for the projects.

February 15, 2017

 

Key Republicans in the state Senate have already signaled that they object to cigarette tax increase.

House GOP Budget Plan Moves Out Of Committee

The $31.7 billion plan includes a modest funding increase for K-12 education and an additional $10 million for the state preschool pilot program for needy kids.

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