But the rescheduling in Indiana is not to be.
Asked about the statistics on Thursday, Gov. Mike Pence said, “Clearly we have work to do. We have no higher duty than public safety.” He added, “It’s going to take a coordinated effort.”
Just not this year.
The House did pass a bill by State Rep. Wendy McNamara that requires that property that was once a site for meth labs or a dumping ground for the drug be listed on a website until 90 days after it was certified decontaminated. McNamara sponsored the bill after a home appraiser was sickened by a former meth lab in the course of his work.
It’s kind of a CarFax for homes. It attempts to address a symptom of the epidemic. It is not a cure.
Nothing against the McNamara bill, but in essence, the General Assembly this year is prepared only to deal with the fallout of crystal meth, as opposed to doing something to stop or limit its production.
But let’s give the General Assembly credit. At least we’re making some inroads on the feral cat issue.
Brian Howey, a Peru native, is the publisher of The Howey Political Report. He can be reached at www.howeypolitics.com. Find him on Twitter @hwypol.