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Bill calls for giving up DNA with a felony arrest

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would require all those who are arrested on felony charges to submit a DNA sample passed the House by an 84-14 vote on Wednesday. Senate Bill 322 would require that the DNA sample be gathered by a buccal, or cheek, swab. The DNA sample would not […]

Locals losing control of Airbnb-style rentals

By Katie Stancomb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would prevent local governments from regulating short-term rental businesses passed out of the Senate Thursday. House Bill 1133, which passed with a 27-20 vote, would keep municipalities from banning or over-regulating Airbnb-style rentals in their communities. “The question I think everyone needs to ask themselves is, […]

Commentary: Watching the Masters with my dad


Commentary: Watching the Masters with my dad

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com It’s the beginning of Spring. It’s a golfer’s New Year. It’s Masters week. As we end one of our nation’s most popular and prestigious sporting events with the Final Four, we begin another one that also is “a tradition like no other.” The Masters is a strange event. And Augusta National […]

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Vaping regulation overhaul clears the House

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate’s vaping bill that will overhaul the state’s e-liquid rules passed out of the House Thursday with modifications.  “This session I’m glad we’ve been able to work through the concerns raised by businesses, health care advocates and individual Hoosiers,” author of the original bill the General Assembly is […]

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