Posts tagged Legislature

March 16, 2013

 

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Week In Review: Welfare Drug Tests, Family Friendly Schools

Legislators considered measures this week that would mandate drug testing for some welfare recipients and give certain schools "family friendly" designations.

March 9, 2013

 

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Statehouse Week In Review: Budget And Prescription Drugs

Indiana legislators debated the state's budget and whether to restrict purchase of cold medications used for methamphetamine.

March 4, 2013

 

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Senate Receives Criminal Code Overhaul Bill

The Indiana Senate is considering this week legislation overhauling the state's criminal code after the House passed the bill.

February 16, 2013

 

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Statehouse Week In Review: Career Council, Health Care

Legislators considered a state constitutional amendment on hunting and fishing and a bill creating the Indiana Career Council and debated expanding Medicaid.

February 14, 2013

 

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Bill To Improve Indianapolis Motor Speedway Passes Committee

The bill would allocate $5 million in tax revenue each year for the next 20 years to renovate the speedway.

February 9, 2013

 

David Long and Brian Bosma

Week In Review: Gay Marriage Ban, Sunday Alcohol Sales

The legislature considered bills on Sunday alcohol sales and the state's voucher program, while GOP leaders said they would not take up a ban on gay marriage.

January 31, 2013

 

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Bill Would Create Commission To Oversee Children’s Issues

The Commission on Children's Issues would oversee Indiana's 31 boards, commissions, committees and agencies that deal with children.

January 31, 2013

 

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GOP Could Decide Next Week To Push For Gay Marriage Ban

Republican lawmakers are wary about trying to pass a state constitutional amendment because the Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on a similar case this year.

January 30, 2013

 

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Education Advocates Seek Formal Rules On Seclusion Rooms

Special education advocates urged state lawmakers Wednesday to adopt formal rules governing the use of seclusion and restraint in schools.

January 30, 2013

 

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Lawmakers Push For Financial Literacy Curriculum

The bill would encourage schools to teach financial literacy skills such as investing, balancing a checkbook and applying for loans.

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