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April 30, 2015

 

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Balanced Budget Amendment Approved

The resolution would prohibit the legislature from spending more than it collects in taxes. It passed both chambers with bipartisan support.

April 30, 2015

 

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Gaming Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

The bill allows riverboats to move inland, makes a variety of tax changes, and permits racetrack casinos to ask for live dealers beginning in March of 2021.

April 30, 2015

 

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New Budget Passes, Record-Increase In K-12 Education

Senate fiscal leader Luke Kenley says the budget reserves are a little less than the 12 percent level they'd been aiming for.

April 29, 2015

 

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Legislature Approves Needle-Exchange Program Criteria

Indiana lawmakers are creating a framework for when needle-exchange programs will be allowed in the state.

April 29, 2015

 

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Sen. Donnelly Bill Would Train Police To Handle Drug Abuse

Senator Joe Donnelly's legislation would establish a task force to develop procedures on how police and first responders should handle overdoses.

April 29, 2015

 

The Banks Family

State Senator Returns From Military Service

The Indiana Senate chamber greeted Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, with a standing ovation when he arrived Wednesday morning.

April 29, 2015

 

The new regulations mandate that the facilities must require two forms of ID from their dancers.

General Assembly Passes Exotic Dancing Regulations Bill

The new regulations are legislators’ latest effort to reduce human trafficking in the state.

April 29, 2015

 

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Democrat John Gregg To Share ‘Big News’ Soon

John Gregg said in February that he was considering a possible 2016 run for Indiana governor.

April 28, 2015

 

Ft. Wayne Skyline

General Assembly Fully Funds Regional Cities Initiative

The governor’s Regional Cities Initiative is aimed at fostering greater collaboration in economic development and community improvement around the state.

April 28, 2015

 

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Lawmakers Pass Dual Language Pilot Program

Students in the immersion program would begin simultaneous instruction in two languages beginning in elementary school.

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