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Indiana lawmakers facing renewed debate over casinos

Proposals aim to help boost Indiana's casinos after they've seen more big declines in revenue in the face of growing competition from neighboring states.
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Utilities favor legislation changing economics of rooftop panels

Investor-owned utilities are lobbying for a bill authored by House Utilities and Energy Committee Chairman Eric Koch that would allow them to alter customers' credits for net metering, or generating energy on-site and selling it back to the grid.
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FEIGENBAUM: Lawmakers weighing overwhelming stack of bills

Many of the new House and Senate members ran on limited, simplistic campaign platforms, and—because few had seriously contested general election campaigns—they had little opportunity to educate themselves on more than a handful of big-picture matters.
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Behning drops lobbying plan that raised ethics questions

House Education Chairman Robert Behning has backed off plans to lobby in another state for a student-testing company that does business in Indiana.
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Neighborhoods rally against digital billboards

A proposal to lift Marion County’s ban on digital billboards will be heard for a second time Monday night, and leaders from six neighborhood organizations are prepared to testify against it.
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Zionsville weighs replacing, renovating Town Hall

As Zionsville leaders contemplate the future of the Town Hall building on Oak Street, officials are moving forward with plans to capture new property taxes from nearby development to fund improvements.
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Meth bills mandating cold-pill prescriptions face tough road

Bills aiming to reduce Indiana’s methamphetamine problem by requiring prescriptions for some cold medicines probably won’t be considered in House or Senate committees this session, key lawmakers said.
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Bill loosening rules on wine sales clears committee

A state legislative panel has endorsed a proposal that would allow Indiana residents to buy wine directly from a winery without first having to make an in-person visit.
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Ballard kept consultants busy while pondering run

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard spent almost as much in campaign funds as he raised last year while he contemplated whether to seek a third term. More than half of his spending went to political consultants.
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INDOT officials say they need more cash to keep up

INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning said more money needs to be budgeted to prevent more of Indiana's roads and bridges from falling into poor condition.
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