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Sales tax proposed for out-of-state merchants

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Out-of-state retailers who do business in Indiana will be required to collect a tax from their customers making online purchases from them. Senate Bill 545 passed the Senate by a 42-1 vote, with only Sen. Jim Buck, R-Kokomo, dissenting. Specifically, the bill requires retail merchants outside of Indiana to […]

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Bill would make superintendent post appointed, not elected

INDIANAPOLIS –The position of state superintendent of public instruction – currently held by Democrat Glenda Ritz – could become an appointed position instead of an elected one if proposed legislation is made law. Senate Bill 24, authored by Sen. Jim Buck, R-Kokomo, would allow the governor to appoint the state superintendent beginning in 2021. “The […]