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Say’s Firefly is closer to becoming the official state insect

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– After four years, Cumberland Elementary students in West Lafayette have finally made progress in their quest to make Say’s Firefly Indiana’s official state insect. Senate Bill 236, authored by Sen. Ron Alting, R-Lafayette, passed out of the Senate Tuesday by a unanimous vote. He said every member of the […]

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Bill permitting guns on church school grounds passes out of Senate

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would permit a licensed gun owner to carry a firearm onto church property that also has a school. Current law bars guns on school property but Senate Bill 33 aims to change that, allowing the gun owner to carry the weapon when attending worship, […]

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GOP lawmakers satisfied, Democrats critical at mid-point in legislative session

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—At the halfway point of the 2018 Indiana legislative session, Republicans in the House and Senate applauded legislation to fund schools, fight opioid addiction and begin addressing workforce development. “At the halfway mark, the House Republicans are very satisfied with where we are right now,” House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said […]