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Bills become law after Senate, House override Pence vetoes

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Two bills are now law after the Senate joined the House in voting to override former Gov. Mike Pence’s vetoes on the bills Tuesday. In Indiana, a governor’s veto can be overridden if a constitutional majority of both chambers—51 representatives, 26 senators—vote to do so. Both bills passed in […]

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House overrides two of Pence’s vetoes

By Nicole Hernandez, Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The House dismantled part of former Gov. Mike Pence’s legacy Thursday when they decided to override two of his vetoes. Pence vetoed both bills in 2016 following events that captured national attention. Rules limiting state environmental department’s power House Bill 1082 would have prevented the standards and […]

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Governor’s veto means less local government transparency but no big fees for records

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would have allowed government agencies to charge private citizens for public research requests will not go into effect this year. Senate Enrolled Act 369 was aimed at “increasing transparency,” said Sen. Pete Miller, R-Avon, who authored the bill. It would have required local governments and school […]

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Pence lets casino bill become law; vetoes online horse wagering bill

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Riverboats could rebuild on land and horse-track casinos could get live dealers in five years under a bill Gov. Mike Pence will allow to become law without his signature. But the Republican governor vetoed legislation that would have legalized betting on horse racing from gamblers’ computers and phones. Pence […]

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Lawmakers override Pence’s veto of local tax measures

By Megan Banta TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Mike Pence’s veto of legislation meant to help two counties out of a tax jam. House Enrolled Act 1546, which passed nearly unanimously in both houses during the session, allows Jackson and Pulaski counties to keep income tax collections after their taxing […]

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Lawmakers will take up tax veto at rare one-day session on Wednesday

By Ellie Price TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers will return to the Statehouse on Wednesday for an unusual one-day meeting to consider overriding Gov. Mike Pence’s veto of local tax legislation. The bill would have allowed Jackson and Pulaski counties to keep income tax collections after their taxing authority had expired. Since 2011, taxpayers in Jackson […]

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Lawmakers to return to Statehouse in June to consider veto override

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers will return to the Statehouse in June for an unusual one-day meeting to consider overriding Gov. Mike Pence’s veto of local tax legislation. The so-called technical corrections day is set each year but rarely used. However, legislative leaders said Thursday that the tax bill – which effects income taxes […]

Analysis: Pence makes good on promise to oppose new regulations

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Analysis: Pence makes good on promise to oppose new regulations

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence vetoed his first bills this week and it turns out the moves should have been fairly predictable. He was looking for less regulation of occupational licenses – not more. Pence axed bills that would have created licenses for diabetes educators, anesthesiologist assistants and dietitians. One of […]

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Pence vetoes first two bills, both would have added occupational licenses

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence vetoed his first two bills on Tuesday, nixing legislation that would have required professional licensing and regulations for several jobs. Pence said he’s been pushing for less occupational licensing – not more. “Lower taxes and less regulation, including fewer licensing requirements, will mean more jobs for […]