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.
Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, wants Indiana to tap into federal money to curb the number of abandoned, foreclosed homes.
Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, plans to sponsor a bill that would boost mandatory minimum sentences for violent crimes.
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.
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.
The legislature passed the ban last year, but police say they have had a hard time enforcing it.
A legislative study committee begins work this week to establish more permanent regulations to help prevent another tragedy like the State Fair stage collapse.
State Fair Spokesman Andy Klotz said policies and procedures are also under scrutiny.
A state lawmaker is pledging to re-work the state's alcohol laws this legislative session.