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Ricker: ‘Targeted’ by legislative compromise on cold-beer sales

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers have come to a conclusion on the proposed “cold-beer sales” bill, but not everyone is relieved to see the finish line. “It looks very targeted to us when you look at all the exceptions,” said Jay Ricker, owner of Ricker’s convenience stores. House Bill 1496, authored by Ben […]

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Anti-abortion bills advance in Indiana House and Senate

By Taylor Brown and Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Both the House and the Senate are advancing bills that reignite debate over the limits that can be placed on abortion. In the House, legislators passed a bill that would make doctors provide a form containing information that a chemical abortion might be reversible. House Bill 1128 […]

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Abortion ‘reversal’ bill passes out of committee again

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A controversial bill regarding a possible reversal of a chemical abortion passed out of committee for the second time on Tuesday. House Bill 1128 would require the Department of Health to develop a form that provides women information about a possible reversal of an abortion-inducing drug.  However, the reversal […]

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Lawmakers look for the right place to regulate daily fantasy sports

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers are looking into whether daily fantasy sports games should be considered gambling in Indiana. Senate Bill 339, authored by Sen. Jon Ford, R-Terre Haute, would legitimize fantasy sports games, such as DraftKings and FanDuel, and aims to provide basic consumer protection and transparency to Hoosiers who participate. The […]

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Pharmacists could be allowed to deny sales of cold medicine

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— A bill that would allow a pharmacist to deny the sale of certain types of cold medicine used in making meth passed the House of Representatives Monday. A pharmacist would be allowed to use his or her professional judgment to prevent the sales ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. The bill also provides […]

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Republicans avoid bump in the road-funding plan

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­– House Republicans avoided a push Wednesday by Democrats to change the GOP’s plan to fund road improvements. House Bill 1001, authored by Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, would transfer Indiana’s excess reserves into funds relating to bridge and highway maintenance. This bill would also increase the gasoline tax and […]

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Success unlikely for bills to require prescriptions for some cold medicines

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Bills aiming to reduce Indiana’s meth problem by requiring prescriptions for some cold medicines probably won’t be considered in House or Senate committees this session, key lawmakers said. House Public Health Chairman Ed Clere, R-New Albany, said he doesn’t want to make it harder for Hoosiers to get the […]