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  • Relief in sight for some schools Transportation funding measure delays new law for Logansport, others. Relief in sight for some schools By Maureen Hayden CNHI Statehouse Bureau

    March 3, 2014

  • Judges may exercise more discretion come summer INDIANAPOLIS -- Judges who've been clamoring for more control over prison sentences may be exercising some of that discretion this summer. A long-in-the-making rewrite of Indiana's felony criminal code removes some mandatory sentences added during d

    February 27, 2014

  • NWS-PT022414 state pre-k.jpg Business leaders see early education as economic investment INDIANAPOLIS -- The state won't pay to send poor children to preschool anytime soon but business leaders and key Republicans say they plan to keep pushing for the program. An effort backed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and United Way has been l

    February 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bill to help more elderly stay at home stalls INDIANAPOLIS -- Legislation to reduce the waiting list for a popular program that provides in-home care for the elderly may be stalled. The bill would give local agencies that serve the elderly more flexibility to offer low-cost, short-term services

    February 21, 2014

  • Indiana lawmakers debate meth lab disclosure INDIANAPOLIS -- Houses where methamphetamine labs are found would be listed in an online registry under a proposal being considered by Indiana lawmakers. The state Senate Civil Law Committee discussed the measure Monday. The bill also would transfer

    February 19, 2014

  • Mayors push back on Pence tax plan INDIANAPOLIS -- Mayors from across the state are in open revolt against Gov. Mike Pence's plan to cut a tax on business equipment, challenging his promises to protect their communities from the plan's effects. On Tuesday, about 50 mayors from big cit

    February 13, 2014

  • Legal landscape rapidly changing on gay marriage bans INDIANAPOLIS -- Supporters of the marriage amendment say it's needed to protect Indiana's current ban on same-sex unions from being overturned by "activist" judges. But as debate moves forward in the Statehouse, the issue appears more and more likely

    February 12, 2014

  • NWS-PT021014 virtual students.jpg Public schools pushed to open sports teams to outsiders INDIANAPOLIS -- Dimitri and Wyatt Taylor hope to go out for sports at their local high school when they enter the ninth grade this fall. It may take legislative action to allow them to compete. The twins from Johnson County attend a publicly funded

    February 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pence reaffirms support for end to business tax INDIANAPOLIS -- Despite intensifying opposition from mayors around the state, Gov. Mike Pence is re-affirming his pledge to eliminate a $1 billion tax revenue stream for local governments. Pence said he wants to eliminate the business personal proper

    February 7, 2014

  • State to spend millions tearing down abandoned homes INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana plans to spend $75 million to tear down thousands of abandoned homes. For cash-strapped communities, the program aims to help wipe out blight from neighborhoods plagued by plummeting property values and rising crime. The money

    February 6, 2014

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