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Pence: Indiana won’t accept Syrian refugees

Gov. Mike Pence's move, announced in the wake of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, won applause from fellow Indiana Republicans, but criticism from a legal scholar who said he might be overstepping his authority.

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Casino bill takes another step forward in Senate

The bill allows riverboat casinos to build on their existing land footprints, creates a tax credit for existing casinos to build hotels, and gives racinos the ability to convert half of their electronic table game machines to live dealing stations.

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Bill to revamp State Board of Education advances

Tensions continued to flare Monday as the Senate Rules Committee debated and then passed legislation to alter the composition of the Indiana State Board of Education and demote the superintendent as its chair.

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State to work with Pew on economic development

The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Indiana one of seven states to participate in its 18-month initiative to discover effective business practices for economic development and remaining transparent to the public.

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Mass-transit supporters hopeful for compromise

Supporters of competing plans to expand mass transit in central Indiana say they’ve got differences to work out before the General Assembly wraps up March 14 but they’re confident they can find resolution.

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