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Indiana Statehouse: A Week In Review

Legislators advanced a bill Tuesday that would allow people to keep a gun locked in a car on school property.

Much of the attention at the Statehouse this week was focused on a legislator’s controversial stance on the Girl Scouts of America.

Fort Wayne Republican Representative Bob Morris sent a letter to his caucus members explaining why he wouldn’t support a resolution honoring the Girl Scouts. In the letter, he said based on constituents and web research, he believed the Girl Scouts are a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood, with scout leaders allegedly indoctrinating girls with radical policies.

When the letter became public Monday, Morris drew national attention – and criticism – for his comments.  Thursday, Morris apologized for his comments but stood by his decision not to support the resolution.

In actual legislative business, a statewide smoking ban passed a Senate committee Wednesday.  It’s the first time in six consecutive years of House passage the ban has reached the Senate floor.

And a Senate committee Thursday allocated more money for victims of the State Fair stage collapse. Committee chair Luke Kenley says he wanted to provide a little extra for those victims with long-term disabilities.

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