A state study commission working to modernize Indiana’s alcohol laws did not get the support needed to recommend expanding cold beer sales.
Legislators could introduce new regulations during the next legislative session.
Proponents say recent events in the country, like terrorist attacks, prompted them to proposed the legislation.
The study committee up to now has taken testimony largely from people reporting on the negative consequences created BY people living in the state illegally.
Most testimony at the meeting had a common theme: immigration policy is best handled at the federal level.
A state Senate fiscal analysis estimates illegal immigration costs the state up to $130 million a year.
Eighteen study committees will study dozens of issues this summer and fall, including education
Some lawmakers question whether some of those topics – including Indiana’s sexual assault crisis – will get the attention they need.
Lawmakers this summer will begin a two-year study committee to examine the possibility of redistricting reform.
Straight ticket voting allows people to vote for every candidate from one party with one check of a box on their ballot.