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Debate on cold medicine prescriptions lingers in Legislature

Lawmakers involved in the debate over how to curb Indiana's methamphetamine problem say a bill that would require drug felons to get a prescription before buying common cold medicine is likely just another step toward an eventual prescription requirement for all consumers.
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FCC adopts strong new rules in bid for 'net neutrality'

U.S. regulators invoked broad powers to ensure that Web traffic for all users is treated equally, adopting net-neutrality rules that supporters say will preserve a wide-open Internet and that opponents vow to fight in court.
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Senate leader puts fenced-hunting bill on hold

The leader of the Indiana Senate said Wednesday that a bill to legalize and regulate fenced deer hunting will remain in the rules committee he controls until the GOP caucus finds a solution “that’s fair and reasonable.”
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UPDATE: House votes to allow inland moves for riverboat casinos

The Indiana House has approved a proposal that would permit the state's riverboat casinos to move onto land and allow live dealers for table games at the two horse track casinos near Indianapolis.
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House passes stadium bill; Senate leaders says it's not a priority

The Indiana House approved a bill Wednesday to help fund an $82 million stadium for the Indy Eleven soccer team, but the leader of the Senate said the legislation will not be a priority for that chamber.
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Stairmaker moving to Indiana with 180 jobs

American Stair Corp. plans to invest $2.9 million to purchase, renovate and equip a 60,000-square-foot plant. State officials are offering $1.7 million in tax incentives.
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Sun King puts proposed $8.8M Fishers brewery on hold

A proposed Sun King Brewing Co. expansion in Fishers has been delayed as the brewer awaits legislation involving barrel limits and sorts through environmental issues at the site.
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Senate defeats civics test bill, grapples with ISTEP

Indiana students might be off the hook from a proposal asking they pass a civics test to graduate from high school after a bill to require it was defeated in the state Senate on Tuesday.
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Speaker kills bill criticized as detrimental to solar usage

House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, has killed a bill that critics say would have depressed the use of solar and other alternative energies.
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House backs bill to remove Interstate 69 route restriction

The House voted 81-11 Tuesday to revoke the 2004 law that prohibits the highway from passing through southern Marion County's Perry Township.
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