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Indiana Statehouse: A Week In Review

Talk of the statehouse this week included Fort Wayne Republican Representative Bob Morris' statements about the Girl Scouts.

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Indiana's statehouse heard issues including the statewide smoking ban and funding allocations for State Fair stage collapse victims

Much of the attention at the Statehouse this week was focused on a legislator’s controversial stance on the Girl Scouts of America.

Fort Wayne Republican Representative Bob Morris sent a letter to his caucus members explaining why he wouldn’t support a resolution honoring the Girl Scouts. In the letter, he said based on constituents and web research, he believed the Girl Scouts are a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood, with scout leaders allegedly indoctrinating girls with radical policies.

When the letter became public Monday, Morris drew national attention – and criticism – for his comments.  Thursday, Morris apologized for his comments but stood by his decision not to support the resolution.

In actual legislative business, a statewide smoking ban passed a Senate committee Wednesday.  It’s the first time in six consecutive years of House passage the ban has reached the Senate floor.

And a Senate committee Thursday allocated more money for victims of the State Fair stage collapse. Committee chair Luke Kenley says he wanted to provide a little extra for those victims with long-term disabilities.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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    The Indiana Statehouse is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Indiana. Housing the Indiana General Assembly, the office of the Governor of Indiana, the Supreme Court of Indiana, and other state officials, it is located in the state capital Indianapolis at 200 West Washington Street. Built in 1888, it is the fifth building to house the state government.

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