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March 23, 2017

 

The Senate Appropriations Committee debates a bill making several changes to Indiana gaming taxes.

Committee Cuts Back On Guaranteed Gaming Payouts To Counties

An alteration in committee would reduce guaranteed money paid to counties across the state each year that comes from gaming revenues.

March 23, 2017

 

Sen. Jean Breaux joined fellow Democrats to condemn federal Republicans' plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

State Democrats Condemn AHCA Ahead Of Federal Vote

State Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane and members of the Democratic Caucus held a press conference Thursday morning.

March 23, 2017

 

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As Healthcare Vote Nears, Here’s Where Ind. Representatives Stand

As of Thursday afternoon, six of Indiana's seven Republican Representatives had expressed support for the bill.

March 23, 2017

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-Indiana) says changes to the federal health care bill helped fuel his support. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

Gov. Holcomb Supports GOP Repeal Of Obama Health Law

Last week, Holcomb voiced support for overhauling the ACA, but he also said Congress should spare the increase in Medicaid funding it made available.

March 23, 2017

 

As of 2017, student loans in the U.S. have created $1 trillion of debt for students.

Rep. Messer Introduces Bill To Expand IU Student Debt Initiative

The bill would require colleges to send annual letters to students informing them of their student loans and estimated annual or monthly payments.

March 22, 2017

 

The Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Prayer In Schools Bill Goes To Full Senate, Closer To Law

House Bill 1024 would protect open prayer and religious dress, writings or other religious expression in schools.

March 22, 2017

 

Indiana University law professor David Orentlicher testifies in the House Public Policy Committee (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

House Committee Debates Abortion Bill’s Constitutionality

Legal experts and lawmakers can’t agree on the constitutionality of a parental notification of abortion proposal.

March 22, 2017

 

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House Committee Hears 6 Hours Of Testimony On Solar Power Bill

Critics say the bill would eventually eliminate the financial incentive for installing solar power.

March 22, 2017

 

The Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Committee OKs New Public Records Search Fee

The bill would allow state and local government agencies to charge the public a substantial fee for lengthy public record searches.

March 22, 2017

 

The Bloomington Animal Shelter takes in dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals that need care.

$1.9M Contract Approved For Bloomington Animal Shelter Renovation

The renovation will expand animal areas and areas for the public, staff, and volunteers.

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