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ACLU vows to challenge Indiana abortion bill
A controversial bill that imposes new state requirements on clinics that offer the abortion pill is likely headed for a constitutional challenge if passed and signed into law, as expected.
Maureen Hayden: Social media may be more appealing to gamblers
Indiana lawmakers have been debating whether to give the state’s casinos more financial incentives to compete with the shiny new gambling palaces popping up in Ohio.
Ohio casinos target Indiana
Ohio’s decision to get into the lucrative world of gaming is posing a serious threat to Indiana’s share of casino dollars and prompting a Statehouse debate about how to respond.
Pence vows to push tax cut ‘relentlessly’
Having failed to convince state lawmakers in his own party to embrace his tax cut plan, Gov. Mike Pence is taking his message on the road.
State revenue department moves to improve local tax distributions
The Indiana Department of Revenue has requested nearly $10 million in additional funding to hire more staff and upgrade its technology to do a better job of tracking and distributing the more than $1.5 billion in income tax revenues owed to local governments each year.
Maureen Hayden: Pot debate still included in criminal code overhaul
In the flurry of activity at the Statehouse in recent weeks, I missed reporting some sad news for stoners: The legislation to decriminalize marijuana is dead.
Counties’ organization backs GOP House budget plan over Pence plan
The Republican-dominated Association of Indiana Counties has thrown its support behind the House Republicans’ budget plan that calls for spending the state’s surplus on roads and schools instead of a tax cut proposed by Gov. Mike Pence.
Indiana House approves disaster relief funding bill
A bill authored by state Rep. Randy Frye, R-Greensburg, would give some financial relief to local fire departments that respond to the state’s call when a disaster hits another community.
Legislation would reduce use of restraints, isolation rooms in schools
Advocates for children with special needs are backing legislation aimed at reducing the use of physical restraints and locked isolation rooms to discipline students.
Bill would give high-performing schools more dollars, flexibility
After focusing on failing schools in recent legislative sessions, some Indiana lawmakers say it’s time to reward high-performing schools with more money and more flexibility.
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