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Alcohol Law Revision Commission Debates Permit Quotas

Aug 31, 2018
The Indiana Alcohol Code Revision Commission debated whether to change the state's alcohol permit quota system. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Indiana Alcohol Code Revision Commission – responsible for a potential rewrite of Indiana’s alcohol laws – debated Friday whether to change the state's alcohol permit quota system, which limits how many permits are allowed in a community.

Sheriffs Ask For County Jail Per Diem Increase

Aug 28, 2018
The number of Level 6 felons in county jails increased about 37 percent in the last year. (WFIU/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

Indiana sheriffs say the money they get to house Department of Correction inmates needs to increase. 

Charlotte Tuggle / WBAA

Frankfort residents spilled out of a meeting room at city hall Monday night to speak out against what they say is mismanagement of the Clinton County Humane Society. The crowd demanded the shelter’s governing board be held accountable.

After complaints were raised about the shelter’s disrepair and lack of animal care – as well as the firing of longtime director Jim Tate – Mayor Chris McBarnes faced an angry horde demanding answers.

“If this gets out of hand or anyone starts yelling, I’m shutting it down,” McBarnes warned.

U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Carmel) met with superintendents and police officers Friday morning in Noblesville to discuss school safety and mental health. Noblesville West Middle School has been a focus of school safety talks since a shooting there in May.

Brooks is the founder and co-chair of the Congressional School Safety Caucus. She commented on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ possible reallocation of federal funds to allow states to purchase guns for schools.

A Texas federal judge’s ruling could mean Indiana will get back nearly $100 million dollars from the federal government. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A Texas federal judge’s ruling this week could mean Indiana will get back nearly $100 million from the federal government.

The lawsuit centers on fees paid through the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

The ACA requires all health insurance providers to pay a fee – it’s in part how the law funds itself. The law also says states don’t have to pay it.

Indiana Democrats File Ethics Complaint Against Braun

Aug 22, 2018
The Indiana Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint against Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Indiana Democratic Party Wednesday filed an ethics complaint against Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun – days after Republicans filed one against U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Braun's opponent.

The complaint alleges Braun didn’t properly file information about a loan he made to his campaign.

A South Bend abortion clinic’s bid to secure a license from the state may turn on its connection to other abortion clinics around the country. (Whole Woman's Health Alliance)
Lauren Chapman

A South Bend abortion clinic’s bid to secure a license from the state may turn on its connection to other abortion clinics around the country.

July marks the first time in about seven years the Indiana unemployment rate got worse in two consecutive months. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced the creation of a cabinet-level position to help expand affordable broadband solutions for rural communities. Scott Rudd, right, will serve as Director of Broadband Opportunities. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced Thursday the creation of a cabinet-level position to help expand affordable broadband solutions for rural communities.

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says he’ll continue to review Kavanaugh’s record and watch his confirmation hearing before he decides whether to back him. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Joe Donnelly's office)
Lauren Chapman

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) met Wednesday with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for what the Hoosier lawmaker describes as a “wide-ranging conversation.”

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