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Long: Central Indiana mass transit bill won’t pass this year

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The leader of the Indiana Senate said Wednesday that a mass transit plan for Central Indiana won’t pass in the 2012 session but lawmakers will continue to consider the ideas for future years. Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said the proposal – which died in […]

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Video: Union members protest as the right-to-work bill becomes law

Thousands of protesters came to the Statehouse on Wednesday to protest as the Senate debated and passed a right-to-work bill. Right to work protest at the Indiana Statehouse – Feb. 1, 2012 from The Statehouse File on Vimeo.

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Long kills controversial fenced hunting bill

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – An effort to legalize fenced deer hunting is dead for this session. Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said he will use a procedural move to kill House Bill 1265 and won’t allow it to be considered in the Senate in the 2012 session. “I […]

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Senate passes bill requiring online classes for high school students

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana public school students will be required to take an online class before graduating under legislation the Senate passed Wednesday. Senate Bill 179 now moves to the House for consideration. Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, said the bill will help students “ultimately be prepared for our workforce.” The […]

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Governor signs right-to-work law as thousands protest at Statehouse

By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels signed right-to-work into law Wednesday almost immediately after the Indiana Senate moved it to his desk on a 28-22 vote. The bill’s passage into law came as thousands of protestors swarmed the Statehouse and marched through downtown Indianapolis as the city prepared to host […]

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General Assembly moves education measures

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The House and Senate passed several education bills on Tuesday, including provisions to make superintendent salaries more transparent, require cursive writing in public schools and allow districts to opt to teach creation and other religiously-based science. House Bill 1205 requires districts to reveal the “exact dollar value” of […]

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House passes hunting preserve bill

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would authorize deer hunting on preserves with high fences passed the Indiana House on Tuesday. House Bill 1265 – approved 56-40 – now moves to the Senate. The legislation would be a policy reversal for the state, which acted just six years ago to […]

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House moves smoking ban forward

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that will ban smoking at restaurants and most other workplaces but exempts bars for the next 18 months. The bill – which also exempts casinos and allows private clubs to vote to allow smoking – passed 62-34 and […]

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Credit creep bill creeps forward

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels’ plan to rein in what he calls “credit creep” at the state’s public universities passed the House on Tuesday. The 60-35 vote that sends House Bill 1220 to the Senate comes after the bill languished on the calendar for two weeks as officials from […]

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Right to work moves to final vote

By Tim Grimes The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Democrats in the Indiana Senate proposed three amendments Tuesday to the right-to-work bill passed by the House. All three amendments failed. The amendment that would have changed the measure that would make it illegal for a business to require employees to pay fees to a union as […]

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