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Video & story: Pence won’t say where he stands on gambling bill

Pence silent on stance about gambling bill from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence is refusing to say publicly whether he will sign a controversial gambling bill if it hits his desk this session. Talking to reporters Thursday morning, Pence said he has made his views clear to lawmakers […]

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Video & story: House passes gambling bill; Senate plans a hearing

Gambling bill passes house and will head to the Senate from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After undergoing several changes to its original content, a bill that allows Indiana’s riverboat casinos to move onto land and authorizes live dealers at racinos passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Wednesday. House Bill […]

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Bill aimed at increasing HPV vaccines defeated by House

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Republican-controlled House has killed a controversial measure that aimed to boost HPV vaccination rates in order to reduce the prevalence of cervical and other cancers in Indiana. Rep. Ed Clere on failed HPV vaccine bill Supporters say the bill – which did not require anyone to actually get […]

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Video & story: Senate moves religious freedom bill on party-line vote

Religious freedom bill moves to House from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A controversial bill passed the Republican-controlled Senate on a party line vote 40-10 Tuesday. Senate Bill 101, authored by Sen. Scott Schneider, R-Indianapolis, is meant to protect Hoosiers who choose not to engage in business activities that go against […]

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House gets bill that bans abortion based on gender, disabilities

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A controversial bill passed the Senate on Tuesday that would ban a doctor from performing an abortion if the physician knows the mother is basing her decision on gender selection or fetal disabilities. Senate Bill 334 – authored by Travis Holdman, R-Markle – now moves to the House for […]

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Locals get to keep casino revenue under changes approved by House

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – 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. House Bill 1540 would send the questions about money to a study committee for review after the General Assembly adjourns in […]

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Dermody: Sunday sales bill is dead

Rep. Tom Dermody explains why a bill to legalize Sunday alcohol sales in Indiana is dead from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Sunday alcohol sales bill is dead for the session. The bill’s author, Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, said Tuesday he didn’t have the support to move the legislation to […]

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Bosma surprised as internet gambling bill races through House

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – ‪Indiana may be taking baby steps toward Internet gambling. ‪State lawmakers are advancing a measure that allows Hoosiers to legally place bets on horse racing from their computers or phones. House Bill 1270 doesn’t allow online blackjack or video poker but gamblers could wager on races inside and outside […]

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Amendments to religious freedom bill fail; bill now ready for vote

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Supporters of a bill meant to protect the rights of companies and schools to observe religious beliefs without government intervention blocked amendments Monday that would have significantly altered the legislation. Senate Bill 101 is now eligible for a vote that will send it to the House for further consideration. […]

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Bosma: Gambling bill needs work, local communities shouldn’t be ‘overly’ penalized

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma on gambling legislation from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Speaker Brian Bosma pulled a controversial gambling bill off the House calendar on Monday in part as an attempt to reduce the financial hit communities with casinos would suffer under the proposal. “I thought the bill needed […]

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