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Senate committee says no to cold beer

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Hoosiers should expect to wait just a little longer before they can purchase cold beer outside of liquor stores. The Senate Public Policy Committee voted 9-1 against Senate Bill 26, which would have permitted retailers to sell cold beer. Under current Indiana state law, convenience stores can sell warm beer but […]

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Computer science bill passes Senate committee

By Amari Thompson TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Senate committee unanimous approved legislation that would require that all school districts in Indiana add computer science to their curriculum. The 11-0 vote in the Education and Career Development committee came a week after the panel heard testimony from educators and policy leaders on the importance of requiring Hoosier […]

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Senate committee approves bill to reduce opioid deaths

By Claire Castillo TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee unanimously approved legislation that would require doctors to use INSPECT, the state’s prescription-monitoring website, before prescribing opioids to a patient. “Senate Bill 221 is part of our ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic at its source,” said Sen. Erin Houchin, R-Salem, author of the bill. […]

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Sunday alcohol sales approved 12-1 in House committee

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana House committee said yes to Sunday alcohol sales, making it likely the popular measure will become law in the current legislative session. House Bill 1051 passed the House Public Policy Committee Wednesday by a 12-1 vote. A week earlier, a similar piece of legislation, Senate Bill 1, […]

Commentary: What happens when leaders don’t do their jobs

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Commentary: What happens when leaders don’t do their jobs

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Once again, the federal government tiptoes along a cliff’s edge. A government shutdown looms. Whenever such a shutdown is threatened, markets spiral and portfolios dip. People who are dependent upon government services – people needing to sign up for Social Security or Medicare, for example begin to worry. When […]

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Women rally to close gender wage gap

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With miniature PayDay candy bars in hand, Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, and Sen. Jean Breaux, D-Indianapolis, are calling on fellow Indiana lawmakers to close one of the nation’s largest wage gaps. “This is what it looks like when women go home with their paycheck,” Lawson said at a press […]