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Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) A day after Governor Pence announced his legislative agenda, Senate Republicans have chimed in with their own, calling for an increase in Indiana's cap on malpractice verdicts, and limits on...
As far as big events go 2016 is going to be a busy one for the city of Indianapolis. Conventions are a huge part of what helps sell Indianapolis to visitors every year--with Gen Con typically being the biggest draw. It was last year’s controversial RFRA law that caused trouble...
Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot is now an estimated $450 million. That's the largest since February of last year. Powerball has only been higher than $400 million five other times. If someone wins, Wednesday's jackpot will be the fourth largest in Powerball history. The all-...
Gary Democrat Earline Rogers, one of the longest-serving members of the General Assembly, is retiring. Rogers says she won't run for a sixth Senate term, ending a 34-year statehouse career -- eight years in the House and 26 in the Senate. Rogers never served in the majority in...
As legislators ponder adding civil rights protections for gays and lesbians, they'll also revisit the religious-freedom law which sparked the whole debate. Senators will consider a bill repealing RFRA and replacing it with a new version. Indianapolis Republican Mike Young says...
Gov. Mike Pence (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) Governor Pence has released a 14-point agenda for this year's legislative session. Pence had already announced most of his agenda items, including extra funding for roads and for the Regional Cities Initiative, steps to combat...
Five years after Indiana banned texting while driving, legislators may look at clamping down on other cell phone distractions. The law prohibits sending texts or emails while driving, but neglected to cover surfing the web. Avon Senator Pete Miller (R) says as phones have gotten...
A northwest Indiana state senator will try again to legalize medical marijuana, but acknowledges she's not expecting to get far. Portage Democrat Karen Tallian says she'd prefer to join the states which have decriminalized marijuana across the board, but argues the medicinal...
Senate Education Committee Chairman Dennise Kruse (left) will push a bill essentially holding schools harmless for lower ISTEP scores (Indiana Senate Republicans photo) It appears the Democratic State Superintendent and a Republican legislative leader are on the same page for a...