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Posts tagged Jim Merritt

March 21, 2016

 

Sen. Mike Young (second from left) speaks in a Senate Committee hearing on January 19, 2016.

Lifeline Expansion Bill Blocked By Legislators

Senate Committee Chair Mike Young refused to hear the bill.

January 12, 2016

 

Jim Merritt and Dawn Finbloom

Sen. Merritt Proposes New Bills To Tackle Drug Epidemic

Sen. Jim Merritt is advancing bills to combat the state's ongoing drug epidemic.

December 29, 2015

 

A hit of black tar heroin confiscated from a user by the Hamilton/Boone county drug task force

Lifeline Expansion Would Add Immunity From Drug Charges

The proposed legislation comes with the backing of Governor Mike Pence and the state’s drug abuse task force.

December 28, 2015

 

Heroin needles

Lawmakers: Removing The Stigma Is Necessary To End Drug Use

State lawmakers will debate drug abuse legislation this session. Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) says the first step is recognizing addiction is a disease.

August 17, 2015

 

Jim Merritt and Dawn Finbloom

Lifeline Law Ads To Raise Awareness About Sexual Assault

Indiana's Lifeline Law has expanded to include more situations where students might need to call the police but fear getting in trouble for drinking.

March 24, 2015

 

power lines

House Lawmakers Approve Energy Efficiency Program

Both the House and Senate have now approved a program that would give utility companies more flexibility when it comes to energy savings.

March 2, 2015

 

Power Lines

Energy Efficiency Bill Faces Criticism Over Revenue Recovery

Lost revenue recovery means utilities can raise customers’ rates to recover revenue lost because of energy efficiency.

February 19, 2015

 

Synthetic Marijuana

Bill That Lists Synthetic Drug Compounds Passes Committee

Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, authored Senate Bill 93, which would list all illegal substances used in these drugs within the state’s administrative code.

January 22, 2015

 

power lines and wind farm

Committee Approves Alternative To Energy Efficiency Program

The new proposal would provide flexible energy efficiency goals for utility companies.

January 19, 2015

 

Sun King Brewery Beers

Small Brewers Rally For Higher Production Limit

Senator Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, has a bill raising the limit to 90,000 barrels.

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