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Willis: Bowen ‘served Indiana well’
Madison County Republican Chairman and City Councilman Russ Willis said former Gov. Otis Bowen, who died Saturday, was “a fine statesman and person.”
Freshman to freshmen
Freshman congresswoman Susan Brooks, R-District 5, met Thursday with faculty and students from Anderson University's political science department and Center for Public Service in the Olt Student Center.
Anderson University will host 3rd public meeting about reservoir tonight
Tonight’s meeting on the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir will mark the end of the beginning of public discussion about the project.
Gov. Pence hints at possible bill vetoes
Less than two days after the Republican-controlled General Assembly wrapped up its 2013 session, Republican Gov. Mike Pence signaled he may veto some legislation coming his way.
Local legislators have mixed feelings on 2013’s General Assembly
Local legislators didn’t see eye-to-eye on every issue, but they definitely agreed that this year’s legislative session was less bitter than last year’s, when Indiana became the 23rd right-to-work state.
Budget deal includes little funding for criminal code reform
Facing the end-of-session deadline, Indiana legislators moved forward on a bill to overhaul the state’s criminal sentencing laws but left undone the issue of where local communities will get the money to implement it.
Bill to crack down on ‘pill mills’ goes to governor
Legislation that would give the Indiana attorney general new authority to review medical records at pain management clinics across the state is on its way to the governor’s desk.
Legislators closing in on final budget
In his first four months as the chief budget maker in the Indiana House, Republican Rep. Tim Brown hasn’t been surprised by the long hours, multiple demands and intense debate that goes with crafting a $30 billion spending plan.
New poll shows voters tepid on Pence tax plan
With just days to go before the deadline for a final budget bill, a new independent poll shows Republican Gov. Mike Pence may not have gotten much mileage for his travels around the state pitching his 10 percent tax cut plan.
Indiana lawmakers resisting boost to casinos
Indiana’s casinos have pumped billions of dollars into state coffers since they first opened in the mid-1990s, growing so fast that gamblers spent more money there than any state but Nevada or New Jersey.
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