Alan Morrison

The session’s gaming bill passed the House Monday. But many supporters say they want a number of changes to the final version of the bill.

House Democrats tried to pass two amendments this week that could have changed the way Indiana manages its forests. They added them to a bill covering a variety of things regarding the state’s natural resources. 

CO2 Storage Bill Passes House

Mar 25, 2019

A bill that would create a pilot program to store carbon dioxide underground is going back to the state Senate. The legislation, which passed the House on Monday, has undergone a lot of changes.

Senate Public Policy Committee Chair Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) says he’ll give a hearing to a bill next year to legalize sports betting. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A key Senate committee chair says legislation to legalize sports betting in Indiana will get a hearing next session.

That comes after this week’s Supreme Court decision that allows states to authorize such wagering.

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The two leading fantasy football companies are backing an Indiana proposal to regulate the industry.

Representatives of DraftKings and FanDuel told a House committee this week a bill setting standards for daily fantasy sports would ensure players of an honest game -- and prevent legal battles like the one in New York, whose attorney general is trying to shut down the sites as illegal gambling.

DraftKings representative Derek Hein says the company welcomes state regulation setting standards for fantasy sports operators.

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Fantasy football is alive and well in Indiana, but legislators may seek legal protections for players.

New York's attorney general has asked a judge to declare fantasy league sites like Draft Kings and Fan Duel illegal gambling.

Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Terre Haute) says he's not looking to ban the leagues -- he says they're games of skill.

“It’s not been viewed as gambling, I think, throughout the country up to this point and I think that it’s fair to look at it as a game of skill and that’s how we’re going to move forward with it,” Morrison says.