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February 25, 2015

 

Pharmacy

Lawmakers Hope Tighter Regulations Will Combat Meth

The bill calls for the state’s courts and police to update the database pharmacies use to track sales of over-the-counter of cold and allergy medication.

February 25, 2015

 

Trappist beer

Senate Gives Thumbs Up For Increased Microbrewery Production

Sen. Ron Alting, R-Lafayette, says the amended legislation is the result of a compromise between alcohol wholesalers and microbreweries.

February 25, 2015

 

Aztar Riverboat

Despite Concerns Over Live Dealers, Gaming Bill Clears House

The gaming bill would allow riverboats to move on land and would give casinos a 10 percent tax credit for new construction.

February 25, 2015

 

Baby feet

Legislators Pushing To Add Baby Boxes At Safe Havens

House Bill 1016 would give parents one last option before abandoning their newborns by placing their baby in a Safe Haven Baby Box.

February 25, 2015

 

State Senators Scott Schneider, R-Indianapolis, and Tim Skinner, D-Terre Haute, chat during a hearing on the costs Indiana might face in transitioning to Common Core academic standards.

Indiana Senate Passes Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The controversial bill limits state and local governments from infringing on Hoosiers’ religious practices.

February 25, 2015

 

Greg Goodnight

Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Goodnight On School Funding Formula

Mayor Greg Goodnight explains why he doesn't think changes to the school funding formula will benefit Kokomo schools.

February 24, 2015

 

House of Representatives

Education Funding Splits House Budget Vote Along Party Lines

Democrats voted against the budget, saying changes to the state's education funding formula will hurt many public schools.

February 24, 2015

 

The gaming bill is up for passage by the House Wednesday.

House Sends Gaming Tax Changes To Study Committee

The House eliminated an amendment to gaming legislation that had asked for controversial changes to the gaming law.

February 24, 2015

 

Beer

Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill Dead

The author of the bill says he doesn't have the votes necessary for the measure to pass.

February 24, 2015

 

Female army soldiers

Q&A With New Indiana Women Veterans Coordinator

Indiana is reaching out to women veterans, who typically take less advantage of state and federal benefits, in hopes of improving their well-being.

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