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January 2, 2017

 

Indiana statehouse

Indiana GOP Senator Says Bill Aimed At Islamic Law Concerns

A bill filed for the Legislature's 2017 session would block judges from using foreign law to impose a restriction that would violate constitutional rights.

December 26, 2016

 

The legislation didn't advance during the 2016 session, but supporters believe this time could be different.

Indiana Bill Seeks To Eliminate Requirement For Handgun Permits

The legislation didn't advance during the 2016 session, but supporters believe this time could be different.

November 21, 2016

 

Statehouse

Roads Are Top Priority For GOP, Democrat Legislative Leaders

Democrat and Republican leaders at the Statehouse agree – a long-term road funding plan will be the General Assembly’s top priority in 2017.

October 24, 2016

 

ballot

Straight Ticket Voting Changes Concern Candidates This Election

Straight ticket voting won’t be the same this election after a change made by the legislature earlier this year.

September 29, 2016

 

In a VMT system, people pay for how many miles they drive.

Roads Task Force Debates Potential Infrastructure Funding Sources

And an idea promoted by a Purdue expert testifying before the panel provoked debate among its members: the value of vehicle miles traveled, or VMT, fees.

August 30, 2016

 

Many of the people who testified at Tuesday's hearing have testified in previous hearings on the issue.

Lawmakers Make No Recommendations After LGBT Rights Hearing

For those who’ve followed Indiana’s LGBT rights debate over the last year and a half, Tuesday’s hearing yielded nothing new.

August 29, 2016

 

Rainbow LGBT Pride/American flag.

Lawmakers To Begin Studying LGBT Rights Debate This Week

Anti-discrimination legislation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Hoosiers couldn’t make it out of committee last session.

August 9, 2016

 

Greg Taylor

Democratic State Senator Proposes Hate Crimes Bill

The proposal would create an automatic enhancement for hate crimes, making misdemeanors felonies and raising each felony one level.

August 2, 2016

 

Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, presents a new proposal that would increase penalties for targeting an off-duty police officer.

Senators Want Tough Penalties For Targeting Off-Duty Police

A bi-partisan group of Senators want to pass a bill that would enhance criminal penalties for anyone who targets off-duty law enforcement officers.

July 13, 2016

 

Gavel

State Supreme Court Declines To Rehear Lawmaker Email Case

The case seeks to force lawmakers to release their email correspondence with lobbying groups and businesses.

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