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Poll finds majority of Hoosiers support looser alcohol laws

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The fight over Indiana’s alcohol laws continued Monday when the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association revealed results of a poll indicating most Hoosiers favor looser alcohol laws. Between May 8-11 pollster Fabrizio, Lee & Associates surveyed 600 Hoosiers. The survey asked people their opinions on various alcohol related topics such as […]

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Court upholds Indiana law limiting chilled beer sales

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Chilled beer won’t be sold at Hoosier grocery stores, convenience stores or big-box stores anytime soon. “Unfortunately, Hoosiers are left with no choice but to patronize liquor stores to purchase their cold beer,” Scot Imus, executive director of Indiana Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association, said in a statement. “We […]

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Committee talks making fresh food more accessible in “food deserts”

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Robin Shackleford, D-Indianapolis, proposed an amendment Tuesday to a bill that might offer some relief to areas suffering from food deserts. A food desert is an area lacking convenient access to grocery stores or food markets that carry milk and fresh fruits and vegetables. People living in so-called […]