Government & Politics Archive

July 1, 2014

 

Peru Dam

Peru Residents Still Fighting DNR’s Dam Assessment

Residents of Peru are fighting against the Department of Natural Resources, which is ordering them to pay thousands of dollars for dam repairs.

July 1, 2014

 

statehouse

10 Indiana Laws That Go Into Effect Today

The Indiana General Assembly passed 224 laws this year, including a pre-k pilot program and changes to the state's criminal code.

June 30, 2014

 

same sex marriage

Same-Sex Marriage Status In Indiana Still Uncertain

Same-sex marriages that were formed last week in Indiana will be recognized by the federal government, but state recognition is uncertain.

June 30, 2014

 

Long says before his bill, there were concerns that committees were costing taxpayers unnecessary dollars.

Senator Says Study Committee Bill Is Working

Senate President Pro Tem David Long says his bill limiting the focus of summer study committees has helped streamline the study process.

June 28, 2014

 

cigarette

Kokomo City Council To Consider Citywide Smoking Ban

The ban will make businesses currently exempt from the statewide smoking ban, non-smoking.

June 27, 2014

 

Col. Alan Pratt

Crane Naval Base Changes Commanders

Capt. Jeffrey "JT" Elder relieved Col. Alan Pratt today in a ceremony on the base.

June 27, 2014

 

Brett McNamara and Peterson

Counties Still Refuse To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

After a federal judge ruled Indiana's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, same-sex couples rushed to marry. But some counties are still refusing licenses.

June 26, 2014

 

protestors

Bartholomew County Clerk Ordered To Marry Gay Couples

After a federal judge ruled Indiana's ban on same sex marriage was unconstitutional, some county clerks would not issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

June 26, 2014

 

An annual count shows a slight decrease in the number of homeless people living in Indiana.

Indiana Sees A Decrease In Its Homeless Population

A recent survey shows Indiana’s homeless population has dropped 2 percent since last year.

June 26, 2014

 

tobacco

Indiana Settles Tobacco Settlement Dispute

Indiana reached a settlement with tobacco companies Thursday that will pay the state $93 million this year and $124 million next year.

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