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Airbnb-style rentals bill could face more changes

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A short-term rentals bill faces potential changes after members of both the House and Senate tried to come to a compromise on the legislation Wednesday. House Bill 1133, which has passed both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly, would keep municipalities from banning or over-regulating Airbnb-style rentals in their […]

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Senate changes the combination of taxes in road funding plan

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A road funding plan that would cost drivers more money at the pump and could add tolls to Indiana roadways moves forward in the Senate with a new combination of tax increases. The House Republican plan included a 10-cent increase on both diesel and gas taxes. However, the Senate […]

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Stronger parental rights in daughter’s abortion passes Senate

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would change the process for minors to seek an abortion passed the Senate Tuesday. Current Indiana law requires that a minor to have the consent of a parent or legal guardian to have an abortion. However, the adult accompanying the minor is not required to provide […]

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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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Advocates rally for medical marijuana at Statehouse

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Advocates for the medical use of marijuana rallied at the Statehouse Thursday, offering testimony from people who said their lives were transformed for the better by the use of cannabis oil. “There are an awful a lot of vets out there that are suffering from PTSD, this drug has […]

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Bill restricting abortions based on disability, ethnicity advances

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A bill placing restrictions on abortions passed through the Senate with opposition from Democrats and three Republicans. In committee, lawmakers amended House Bill 1337, which prevents aborted remains from being discarded as medical waste, to include Senate Bill 313. That legislation prohibits an abortion if the provider knows that […]

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Road funding debate focuses on how to find a sustainable solution

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — One of two road improvement plans under consideration by the legislature this session passed the Senate Tuesday with doubts about long-term funding. Last week, the Appropriations Committee changed House Bill 1001, the House Republicans’ road-funding plan, by removing the tax hikes on gas and cigarettes. Instead, they changed the […]

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Lawmakers try to address the irksome road funding issues

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS— A Senate committee took the House Republican’s road plan and merged the legislation with a significant portion of Gov. Mike Pence’s plan. The Appropriations Committee removed the tax hikes on gas and cigarettes from House Bill 1001 Thursday. Instead, members amended the bill to transfer funds from the state reserve […]

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DraftKings, FanDuel legislation heads to the House

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­ – Fantasy sports games participants are one step closer to consumer protection. Senate Bill 339, a bill that would provide basic consumer protection and transparency to Hoosiers who take part in fantasy sports games, such as DraftKings and FanDuel, passed the Senate. “Daily fantasy sports are becoming increasingly popular across […]

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Legislators could be packing heat in the Statehouse soon

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A gun rights bill could allow members and employees of the General Assembly to carry a handgun in the Statehouse if they have a valid Indiana license. “The people that work here at the Statehouse all have a right to defend themselves against some attack or something that could […]

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