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Amendments offered to state budget see little success

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFIle.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Several amendments were offered on Thursday to the state’s two-year budget, but only one saw positive results. The successful amendment, offered by Rep. Lloyd Arnold, R-Leavenworth, would allow state conservation officers to be under the same pay raise system as other state police officers. “Initially their raises were going […]

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Eric Turner to lose leadership post over financial disclosure issues

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Embattled Rep. Eric Turner will lose his leadership post during the next legislative session after failing to disclose a financial interest in a debate he tried to influence during the last legislative session, House Speaker Brian Bosma said Friday. Bosma, R-Indianapolis, also said he would author a comprehensive ethics […]

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Speaker sends Turner issue to ethics committee

By Deron Molen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The fate of a potential investigation into Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, and his handling of nursing home legislation is now in the hands of the House Ethics Committee. House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, sent the issue to the committee after Democratic Party Chairman John Zody asked the leader to […]

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House passes moratorium on new nursing home beds

By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House passed a bill Monday to place a moratorium on the construction of nursing home beds in Indiana. Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, said Senate Bill 173 said the moratorium – through June 30, 2015 – would save money for the state, as well as nursing home facilities. […]

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Construction of state run nursing homes focus of Senate bill

By Danielle Faczan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill Thursday that would limit the number of state nursing homes that could be built. Senate Bill 173 would prohibit the State Department of Health from approving the development of new nursing homes built after June. The approval of comprehensive care beds being added to […]