Rep. Earl Harris served in the Indiana House since 1983. He died of cancer Monday.
Researchers say microbeads are dangerous to the environment and can potentially lead to health problems for people that use products that contain them.
Following an acrimonious change in leadership at the end of 2012, House Democrats enter the 2013 legislative session with a new representative in charge.
Democrats who attended a caucus voted to replace Pat Bauer with Linda Lawson as the House minority leader.
House Minority Democratic Leader Pat Bauer says the party needs to stay united if it wants to be successful in November.
Pat Bauer was cleaning out his office Wednesday morning, leading some to speculate that he was preparing to leave his position as the House Democratic leader.
John Gregg likens the fight to remove Pat Bauer as head of the House Democratic caucus to "cats in the alley."
Increasing frustration from Democrats mean Pat Bauer could be replaced as the head of the state's party.
Hoosier taxpayers will each receive about $110 because of the automatic refund that is triggered when the surplus reaches a certain amount.
The leaders of both parties in the Indiana House are among those without a general election challenger yet.