The smoking ban received the most attention in the Indiana legislature this week. The General Assembly also passed bills on stage regulations and police entry.
A creationism bill and legislation that would require drug testing for welfare recipients died in the legislature this week.
The bill originally exempted the gaming floors of gambling facilities, cigar and hookah bars, tobacco shops and social clubs.
He says even though some traffickers may have already gained a foothold because of the legislative delay, there’s still plenty that can be done.
In his last State of the State address as governor, Mitch Daniels emphasized the year's agenda and touted the accomplishments that have been made over his term.
Democrats could be fined up to $1,000 per day for their absence.
State Senator Beverly Gard is again working with the State Press Association to pass a law that would strengthen the state's open door law.
Proponents of the bill hope to have it in place by the time the Superbowl arrives in Indy.
Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma says he will not back down from his pledge to make right-to-work a priority.
Democrats say the Republican's plan to push for right-to-work legislation will drive down wages.