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Anti-crime bills imposing longer sentences advance to House

Indiana prosecutors and law enforcement officials are backing a package of anti-crime bills that would impose harsher sentences for violent offenders.
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Two counties to decide on plan for Indiana Toll Road

Authorities in two northwest Indiana counties are scheduled to decide over the next several weeks whether to proceed with a proposal to lease the Indiana Toll Road after the Australian-Spanish consortium that leased it went bankrupt.
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Republicans pledge to fight FCC’s web rules backed by Obama

Republican lawmakers pledged to try to overturn net-neutrality rules adopted Thursday by U.S. regulators, as a long-running battle over the handling of Internet traffic shifts to Congress and the courts.
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Pence not saying exactly where he stands on gambling bill

Gov. Mike Pence has been firm that he doesn’t want an expansion of gambling operations in the state. But he has not been clear about what he means by “expansion.”
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State unveils design plans for Bicentennial Plaza

The Indiana Department of Administration unveiled renderings Friday morning of a Bicentennial Plaza that includes an interactive fountain and large sculpture that’s supposed to be reminiscent of a torch flame.
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Pence, legislators open to ditching ISTEP for cheaper alternative

Two bills already have passed the Senate that push the state in the direction of a national test.
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Debate on cold medicine prescriptions lingers

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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