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Posts tagged Jim Merritt

August 19, 2014

 

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Report: Former Energy Efficiency Program Was Cost Effective

Energizing Indiana provided about $3 in savings for every one dollar spent, before it was eliminated earlier this year.

July 7, 2014

 

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Lawmakers Weigh Options After Two Police Officer Shootings

Sen. Jim Merritt plans to pursue gun violence legislation in response to what he calls a “crisis” in Indiana’s urban areas.

May 7, 2014

 

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DEA Raids Indiana Locations For Synthetic Drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration raided wholesalers and retailers in 29 states Wednesday.

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.

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