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Turbulent Indiana General Assembly just ahead

Scarce resources promise to vex lawmakers charged with writing a new budget when the Legislature convenes in January.
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Business agenda might get friendly reception

With Republicans firmly in control of the Indiana General Assembly, businesses have a better chance of achieving some of their legislative objectives than they have for years.
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Redistricting, education issues also on docket for General Assembly

Legislature will consider redistricting along with controversial education issues.
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Legislator: Statewide smoking ban could pass in 2011

A statewide ban on smoking in all public places may have the momentum it needs to finally pass the Indiana General Assembly in 2011 after four unsuccessful attempts.
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Anti-incumbent wave unlikely to swamp ‘lucky’ Burton

Congressman Dan Burton is expected to win his 15th term Tuesday despite what some say is an anti-incumbent sentiment sweeping the nation.
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GOP could gain quorum in state Senate election

Indiana Senate Democrats, long considered the last bastion of liberal thought in state government, are in danger of becoming politically irrelevant after the Nov. 2 election—something they say would disenfranchise nearly 2 million Hoosiers who live in their districts.
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Presidential hopefuls Daniels, Pence reflect two sides of GOP

If Gov. Mitch Daniels and U.S. Rep. Mike Pence become presidential candidates, through them Indiana will represent something of a microcosm of the national Republican Party and its philosophical wings.
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Election could give GOP control of state policy decisions

With a Republican tide predicted to wash over the country in next month’s election, there is a very real chance that the Indiana House will be dominated by the GOP for the first time since 2005-06, putting virtually all policy-setting responsibilities in Indiana in one party’s hands.
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Indiana slow to accept federal stimulus help

Under political pressure, Gov. Mitch Daniels' administration has come late to the federal stimulus funds game. At best, the state will recover $24 million in reimbursements for money spent by not-for-profit agencies on services to the poor.
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Indiana lawmakers push for Internet taxes

A bipartisan duo of state lawmakers wants Congress to allow states to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases, a move they say could bring hundreds of millions of dollars to cash-strapped Indiana.
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