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Plan to require welfare drug testing passes to Senate

House Bill 1351, authored by Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, would require some recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families to undergo drug testing. The bill passed 71-22.
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House passes bill to end hiring discrimination for veterans

House Bill 1242 would make it illegal to refuse a person employment based on military veteran status.
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House expands nutrition requisite to all food-stamp recipients

Legislation to require Indiana food-stamp recipients buy only products deemed nutritious was expanded Monday to include all Hoosiers who participate in the program.
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Nursing home construction measure passes Senate

Senate Bill 173 would prohibit the State Department of Health from approving the development of new nursing homes.
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Senate passes bill to protect agricultural rights

Senate Bill 186 provides that it is the responsibility of the state to conserve, protect, and encourage the development and improvement of agriculture. The goal is to guide the courts to interpret state laws to be sympathetic toward farmers.
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Legislation aims to expand high school internships

The bill would add an intern-hiring incentive to the Economic Development for a Growing Economy program, commonly known as EDGE.
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Committee strips down, passes ag-gag bill

A Senate committee watered down a bill Tuesday that was meant to stop secret videography and photography of farming operations.
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Proposal would expand public-private partnerships

Under Senate Bill 225, authored by Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, private firms may be able to build, abolish, or repair state facilities – and also operate them.
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