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House members say goodbye after adjourning for the year. (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) The Indiana General Assembly has adjourned for the year, after working to the last second to pass a new two-year state budget. The House gave final approval to the $31 billion spending plan...
Riverboat casinos would be allowed to move inland, and racinos might eventually add live table games, under a bill approved by the House and Senate. Legislators resolved a debate over allowing live dealers by delaying legalization till March 2021. At that point, they'd need...
Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz (WIBC.com file photo) State school superintendent Glenda Ritz will lose the chairmanship of the State Board of Education after next year's election. Legislators have voted to let the board elect its own chair starting in 2017. In...
A bill authorizing needle-exchange programs statewide is on its way to Governor Pence. The House voted 80-19 and the Senate 38-11 to allow needle exchange programs in any county if state and local health departments and the county commissioners agree HIV or hepatitis infection...
It's "wait till next year" for the Indy Eleven soccer team in its attempt to win state financing help for a new stadium. Negotiators deadlocked on how much money to commit to a plan to expand IUPUI's Carroll Stadium, the Eleven's current home. Avon Republican Pete Miller, the...
Hours after inserting into the budget, Republicans dropped a proposal from the state budget that would have cost State Superintedent Glenda Ritz and her office several responsibilities over school vouchers. While most of the education focus from state lawmakers this session has...
Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly is targeting prescription pain medication and heroin drug abuse. Donnelly and New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte reintroduced their so-called, "Heroin and Prescription Opioid Abuse, Prevention, Education and Enforcement Act of 2015." It builds on...
Three Central Indiana men accused in a Biodiesel fraud case have pleaded guilty to their crimes and are now awaiting sentencing. The last of the three, 39 year old Chad Ducey, entered into his plea earlier this week meaning him and his brothers will face federal sentencing for...
((Photo Courtesy: Baltimore Sun)) Indiana criminologists and sociologists are speaking out about events in Baltimore. Indiana University Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah says events this week in Baltimore like in Ferguson, New York and other cities prove that...