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November 22, 2017


Lawmaker Wants All Providers Registered In State’s Drug Database

An Indiana lawmaker wants the state to take the next step toward making Indiana’s drug database more effective at preventing opioid addiction.

October 13, 2017


Indiana Lifeline Law Campaign Aims To Educate College Students

A new awareness campaign encourages college students to utilize the Indiana Lifeline Law in case of an alcohol related medical emergency.

October 10, 2017


Merritt Pushes Dramatic Increases To Gun, Drug Crime Penalties

His proposal includes a minimum sentence of 10 years for anyone who deals drugs that contain fentanyl.

February 7, 2017


Senate Committee Votes In Favor Of Hate Crimes Legislation

The bill would allow the courts to impose harsher sentences for crimes motivated by hate.

March 21, 2016


Lifeline Expansion Bill Blocked By Legislators

Senate Committee Chair Mike Young refused to hear the bill.

January 12, 2016


Sen. Merritt Proposes New Bills To Tackle Drug Epidemic

Sen. Jim Merritt is advancing bills to combat the state's ongoing drug epidemic.

December 29, 2015


Lifeline Expansion Would Add Immunity From Drug Charges

The proposed legislation comes with the backing of Governor Mike Pence and the state’s drug abuse task force.

December 28, 2015


Lawmakers: Removing The Stigma Is Necessary To End Drug Use

State lawmakers will debate drug abuse legislation this session. Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) says the first step is recognizing addiction is a disease.

August 17, 2015


Lifeline Law Ads To Raise Awareness About Sexual Assault

Indiana's Lifeline Law has expanded to include more situations where students might need to call the police but fear getting in trouble for drinking.

March 24, 2015


House Lawmakers Approve Energy Efficiency Program

Both the House and Senate have now approved a program that would give utility companies more flexibility when it comes to energy savings.

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