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Senate passes school bus bill through committee unanimously

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana General Assembly is fast tracking a bill that will make public school transportation services available to Hoosiers with developmental disabilities. House Bill 1507 amends a current law and has passed the committee on Family and Children Services unanimously Monday. The Porter County Special Olympics program previously used […]

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Bill to ban microbeads headed to governor’s office

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com House Bill 1185, which would prevent the sale of any products containing microbeads, is headed to the governor’s office for final approval. HB 1185 defines a “synthetic plastic microbead” as a spherical object that is five millimeters or less in diameter and not biodegradable. The beads are common in beauty products […]

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Bill to ban micro-beads used in beauty products close to becoming law

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Tiny pieces of plastic used to exfoliate skin are creating big problems for the environment and so legislation to ban the beauty product ingredient is moving through the General Assembly. House Bill 1185, authored by Rep. Pat Bauer, D-South Bend, defines a “synthetic plastic microbead” as a spherical object […]

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Story & video: 5-year-old seeks legislators’ help getting treatment for fatal illness

Senate committee moves ‘right-to-try’ bill from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – “Please say yes.” That was the simple plea from 5-year-old Jordan McLinn to a Senate committee considering whether to let him and other terminal patients access drugs that might help them but are still available only in clinical trials. Jordan […]

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Video: One-on-One with Sen. Ed Charbonneau on Sunday motorcycle sales

Today, The Statehouse File goes On-on-One with Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, about his bill to allow motorcycle sales on Sunday. 1-on-1: Sen. Charbonneau talks about his motorcycle bill from The Statehouse File on Vimeo.