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Senate Republicans rejected more than two dozen amendments offered by Democrats to the budget bill Monday.

Lending Expansion Bill Dies In The Indiana House

Apr 15, 2019
(Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

A bill that would have expanded what consumer advocates call predatory lending practices died in the Indiana House Monday.

House Unanimously Passes Bill To Help Foster Parents

Apr 15, 2019

The House unanimously approved a bill that makes a number of changes to Indiana’s foster system – including giving foster parents more of a voice.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill responded to a federal lawsuit Monday filed by Whole Woman’s Health Alliance. The alliance has worked since 2017 to open an abortion clinic in South Bend.

A bill to provide payouts for people wrongly convicted of a crime passed the Senate. Democrats raised concerns about its definition of “actually innocent.”

The Indiana Senate unanimously passed legislation that seeks to help Department of Child Services caseworkers by easing some of their job expectations.

Senate Republicans released their budget proposal, with more money for schools over the next two years. Gaming legislation went through major changes. And an expansion of the state’s Stand Your Ground law is headed back to the House.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

House Amends Gaming Bill, Seeks Transparency

Apr 11, 2019

After substantial changes were made to this session’s gaming bill, an amendment was added Thursday to increase transparency. It was in response to a report that Gov. Eric Holcomb had met privately with the Gary casino’s CEO.

Courtesy: Akuo Energy

Two days after the approval of Montgomery County’s first comprehensive plan for development, county commissioners released a draft zoning ordinance – under threat of a lawsuit. The proposed ordinance includes strict regulations for wind turbines, which have been the source of a contentious debate in the county.

Senate Approves Scaled-Back Animal Cruelty Bill

Apr 10, 2019
Legislation requires animal shelters to humanely euthanize animals.  (Pixabay)
Brandon Smith

Senate lawmakers this week approved legislation that aims to sharpen state law surrounding animal cruelty.

But the measure doesn’t go as far as its author originally wanted.

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