Jim Nix /


House lawmakers Wednesday adjusted a measure that would reform the state’s medical malpractice system.  But, legislators acknowledge the bill isn’t a finished product.

Indiana’s medical malpractice cap – currently $1.25 million dollars – hasn’t been raised in nearly two decades.  That’s lead to concerns about its constitutionality, and the bill aims to fix that. 

Ian Ransley /

A Senate committee chairman postponed a vote Thursday on legislation allowing cosmetologists to shave their customers’ beards and mustaches.  The postponement came after barbers and committee members raised concerns about the lack of a training requirement in the bill.

An interpretation from the Indiana Attorney General’s office last year said state law bars cosmetologists from shaving customers’ beards and mustaches.  Legislation authored this year would allow that practice. 

Steve Eddy essay

Oct 31, 2011

Jim Morrison of The Doors once said, “Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.”

While he wouldn’t go that far, Lafayette resident Steve Eddy can tell you about a bad haircut or two.