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School funding measure clears another hurdle

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Following suit with last Thursday’s unanimous Indiana House decision, senators approved additional funding for K-12 schools 49-0 Monday. Senate Bill 189 calls for a transfer of up to $25 million from the state tuition reserve fund to the direct benefit of Indiana’s K-12 schools. Though a budget was passed […]

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Election security bill passes Senate committee

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—County election boards that beef up security around voting equipment and elections will be able to seek reimbursement for their expenses under a bill approved by a state Senate committee Monday. Senate Bill 327 requires counties to make sure their voting systems follow new security procedures and allows county election boards […]

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House approves Airbnb bill

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The bill to stop local municipalities from banning Airbnb-style rentals passed the House of Representatives in a 74-19 vote Monday. House Bill 1035 would prevent locals from regulating short-term rentals. Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, emphasized that homeowners should be able to do what they wish with their property. Lehman […]

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Sunday alcohol sales move closer to reality

By Erica Irish and Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The Senate passed legislation to extend the business week for alcohol sales in a 39-10 vote Monday. Senate Bill 1, authored by Sen. Ron Alting, R-Lafayette, would permit Hoosiers to buy alcohol between noon and 8 p.m. on Sundays. Alting said the measure will help Indiana’s […]

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Drug dealers could face felony charges in overdose deaths

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Legislation that would hold drug dealers responsible if their customers die after using the dealers’ products passed a House committee Monday. House Bill 1359 would have dealers facing a more severe felony charge if someone overdoses on the controlled substance they sold. HB 1359 was proposed by Rep. Gregory Steuerwald, R-Avon, […]

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Redistricting bill passes Senate committee

By Amari Thompson TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A Senate committee approved a redistricting reform bill Monday that would establish standards to redraw congressional and state legislative boundaries across Indiana. Sen. Greg Walker, R- Columbus, said Senate Bill 326 is a baby step toward redistricting reform. It passed the Elections Committee by an 8-0 vote. Voters and organizations such […]