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The Senate election committee has voted to pass along HB 1003, which would create a study committee to look into the possibility of changing how the state goes about its redistricting process. The measure has already passed through the house. The bill specifically mentions the...
An energy efficiency plan requested by Governor Pence is on its way to his desk. The Senate has given final approval to a bill requiring electric utilities to submit conservation plans to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission every three years. Senate Utilities Chairman Jim...
The Senate has unanimously endorsed a first step toward "baby boxes" for abandoned newborns. Since 2000, Indiana has had a "safe haven" law allowing babies to be dropped off anonymously at hospitals or fire stations. The House has approved a bill to go a step further and allow...
Lawmakers will take more time to decide whether ISTEP should be replaced in schools, but teachers unions say a bill to do so was amended in a way that hurts organized labor. The bill (SB 566) had already passed the Senate, but it was amended by the House Education Committee to...
A House committee votes Thursday on lifting restrictions on buying and selling wine on the Internet. Indiana bans online wine sales unless the customer has first had a face-to-face transaction with the seller. Crawfordsville Senator Phil Boots argues that requirement is both...
The dog flu fatality list is growing in the Chicago area. Five dogs are now dead as a result of the spread of the ailment. Indiana State Board of Animal Health's Dr. Sandi Norman says canine influenza was first isolated back in 2004. However, she says it's spreading again in the...
The Senate will vote next week on repealing Indiana's common-construction wage. Tax and Fiscal Policy Chairman Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) made some further changes to the repeal bill before a committee vote to send it to the floor. The bill would now ban local governments...
Some top Indianapolis Department of Public Safety officials are bound for Washington this week. Department of Public Safety Director Troy Riggs, IMPD Chief Rick Hite and others will be meeting with Washington officials at the White House Wednesday. Riggs says the trip is based...
A small plane that had taken off from Indiana has crashed in central Illinois. The Sheriff's Department in McLean County, Illinois says the Cessna 414 went down early this morning about two-to-three miles from the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Illinois. The...