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Hotly debated bill to regulate e-cigarette liquid advances

A large group came to protest Senate Bill 539, authored by Sen. Carlin Yoder, R-Middlebury, which would establish regulations on e-liquid – the fluid used in electronic cigarettes.
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Measure seeks in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants

A bill that passed a Senate committee Thursday would allow undocumented immigrant students living in Indiana to pay in-state tuition.
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Bills weakening school chief's power advance in House

The elected state superintendent of public instruction would lose authority over several areas of education policy under Republican-backed proposals approved Thursday by an Indiana House committee.
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Nearly 80 schools, districts could face takeover under bill

House Bill 1638 would give significant new powers to the State Board of Education to intervene in schools earning a D or F grade for at least four straight years—even creating new schools within a school district.
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Panel backs shifting power to Indiana state education board

An Indiana House committee has advanced a Republican-led proposal for shifting authority over education policy away from the elected state superintendent of public instruction.
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Legislation would allow alcohol at retirement, nursing homes

A group of residents at a Bloomington retirement home are spearheading a legislative push to allow alcohol to be served at Indiana's nursing homes and retirement communities.
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House panel passes bill for Amish exemption on photo IDs

Bill sponsor Rep. Robert Morris, R-Fort Wayne, said it was created to give Indiana's Amish population more access to outside businesses such as banks and pharmacies that require a state-issued ID.
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Pence's mother prefers 'not right now' on run for president

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's mother says she thinks her son would make a good U.S. president — just not yet.
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Indiana city advances $7M bond for Pillsbury plant

New Albany's city council voted 5-2 on Tuesday in favor of a nonbinding resolution to offer General Mills financial incentives to keep its refrigerated baked goods plant open. The plant has about 400 well-paid employees.
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Indiana Senate committee approves 'crime-reduction' bills

An Indiana Senate committee on Tuesday approved a set of bills intended to fight crime that among other things would impose harsher sentences for violent offenders and provide funding for police overtime.
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