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Gary officials demand answers for pharmacy closings

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — For some 80,000 residents of Gary, Indiana, access to medicine is becoming an everyday struggle. Karen Freeman Wilson, the city’s mayor, said this is because three different Walgreens pharmacies and one Fagen pharmacy have closed without warning over the past three years. “This is an issue, and we don’t […]

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Lawmakers hope to curb Indiana’s meth problem with new legislation

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Methamphetamine has taken its toll on Indiana and the General Assembly is in the process of creating legislation to stop the problems connected to the drug. “We are number one in the last three years with meth labs that are created throughout state,” said Rep. David Frizzell, R-Indianapolis. “Certainly is […]

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Bill to fund 211 referral service headed to the House floor

By Deron Molen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A service that helps Hoosiers connect to critical health and safety resources could receive state funding if lawmakers support a bill heading to the House floor. House Bill 1010, authored by Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, would appropriate $2 million annually to the 211 phone service. The service is currently […]

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Bill would move project referendums to general election only

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers raised questions and community leaders testified against a bill that would require that referendums for school and government construction projects occur only during general elections every other year. House Bill 1027, authored by Rep. David Frizzell, R-Indianapolis, would prevent referendums during primaries when fewer voters go to the […]