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Pence declares energy emergency over propane shortage

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence outlined steps that have been taken in an effort to help Hoosiers during the state’s propane shortage.
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Panel delays vote on bill to require prescription for cold meds

A committee heard two hours of testimony Monday on a bill that would make medicine containing pseudoephedrine a schedule III drug. The committee did not vote.
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Judges could carry firearms under proposed law

Senate Bill 3 would allow judges to carry firearms when they are on duty. The bill passed 47-1 in the Senate.
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Tougher penalties sought for drug ‘look-a-likes’

The intent of Senate Bill 305 is to deter retailers and dealers from selling “look-a-like” drugs that are potentially more dangerous than the drugs they mimic.
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Prescription could be required to buy cold medicine

Over-the-counter medications for common colds and allergies could become more regulated under a Indiana House bill introduced last week.
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Bill would bolster Hoosier homegrown products

House Bill 1039 – approved unanimously Thursday by the Agriculture and Rural Development committee – is meant to bolster a program that brands Indiana-grown produce and meat.
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Bill would expand charters to more adults in Indiana

Senate Bill 159, authored by Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, would allow the creation of new adult high schools and create an appropriation for the charter schools so they don’t pull their funding from K-12 funds.
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Senate rolls out central Indiana mass-transit bill

dvocates for expanded mass transit in central Indiana will focus on a Senate bill that gives counties a way to generate more tax dollars to pay for better buses and more routes.
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Committee passes ban on tanning for young teens

Commercial tanning beds may soon be off limits to Hoosiers younger than 16 under a bill approved Wednesday by the Senate Health and Provider Services Committee.
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