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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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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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Indiana lawmakers taking mid-session break

Members of the House and Senate wrapped up business on Wednesday and are scheduled to return Monday to the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
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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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Bill aimed at reducing meth problems advances

The Indiana Senate passed a bill 46-3 on Tuesday that would make it more difficult for criminals to purchase products used in the production of meth.
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Locals get to keep casino revenue under House bill changes

The House has stripped language out of a controversial gambling bill that would have cut millions of dollars in funding that goes to communities where casinos are located.
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Sunday alcohol sales bill is dead, key legislator says

Bill author Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, said Tuesday morning that he doesn't have the votes to move the bill to the Senate, largely because it includes new restrictions on the way alcohol could be sold at drug stores, big-box stores and other retailers.
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House backs repeal of state construction wage law

Indiana House members voted 55-41 Monday to support eliminating the boards that set construction wages for each state or local project. Thirteen Republicans joined 28 Democrats in opposing the bill.
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Bosma sidelines gambling bill for more work

Speaker Brian Bosma pulled a controversial gambling bill off the Indiana House calendar on Monday in part as an attempt to reduce the financial hit communities with casinos would suffer under the proposal.
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