Posts tagged Jim Merritt

March 19, 2014

 

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Gov. Won’t Say Whether He’ll Eliminate Efficiency Program

The legislation approved this session, precludes the state from holding utilities to energy savings goals.

March 6, 2014

 

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Bill On Lifeline Law And Sexual Assault Heads To Governor

The bill includes an expansion of the Lifeline law and seeks to study Indiana's high rate of sexual assault.

January 22, 2014

 

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Legislator Seeks To Expand Indiana Lifeline Law

Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, is proposing an expanded version of a law that gives minors immunity from underage drinking charges when seeking medical help.

January 2, 2014

 

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Proposed Legislation Targets Foreclosures, Urban Blight

Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, wants Indiana to tap into federal money to curb the number of abandoned, foreclosed homes.

January 1, 2014

 

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Lawmaker Seeks To Increase Jail Time For Violent Crimes

Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, plans to sponsor a bill that would boost mandatory minimum sentences for violent crimes.

June 10, 2013

 

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Senator Discusses Supreme Court’s Coal Gasification Case

Sen. Jim Merritt says neither side in a case involving a proposed coal gasification plant in Rockport has any idea what the Supreme Court will decide.

January 24, 2013

 

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Senate Committee Unanimously Approves New Gaming Bill

The bill adds mobile gaming devices to off-track betting sites, eliminates taxes on free-play coupons and allows live-dealer games in racetrack casinos.

January 15, 2013

 

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State Senator Proposes Bill To Reinforce Synthetic Drugs Ban

The legislature passed the ban last year, but police say they have had a hard time enforcing it.

September 4, 2012

 

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Hearings Wednesday On Effectiveness Of New Stage Regulations

A legislative study committee begins work this week to establish more permanent regulations to help prevent another tragedy like the State Fair stage collapse.

August 23, 2011

 

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State Fair Investigation Could Lead to New State Legislation

State Fair Spokesman Andy Klotz said policies and procedures are also under scrutiny.

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