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A disciplinary hearing officer says Attorney General Curtis Hill’s law license should be suspended for 60 days without automatic reinstatement after four women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Bill To Eliminate Township Assessors Dead In Senate

Feb 17, 2020

Assessors in 13 of the state’s largest townships will keep their jobs after a bill to eliminate those positions was effectively killed off.

Indiana House leaders say they’ll try to extend – by at least one year – local syringe exchange programs that are set to expire in 2021.

It looks unlikely the House will restore employment accommodations for pregnant workers that were stripped out in the Senate last week.

A state bill aims to better notify water utilities of industrial spills. It comes a few months after a chemical spill from northwest Indiana steelmaker ArcelorMittal killed about 3,000 fish in a Lake Michigan waterway. 

Fetal Remains Disposal Bill Advances Easily To House

Feb 10, 2020

The Senate easily sent legislation to the House that builds on a 2016 anti-abortion law dealing with fetal remains.

Controversial Juvenile Sentencing Bill Clears Senate

Feb 6, 2020

Legislation headed to the Indiana House would allow 12-year-olds to be sent to the Department of Correction for crimes that include attempted robbery.

Teacher Gun Training Requirements Bill Clears Senate

Feb 6, 2020

Teachers who want to carry guns in schools would have to undergo 40 hours of training under a bill approved by the Senate this week.

Legislation aimed at Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears’s decision not to prosecute simple marijuana possession won’t advance this session.

Residents who live near Lake Michigan are unlikely to get clarity this year on who can use beaches in front of private property and for what purpose. Three state bills that would have addressed that issue failed this legislative session. 

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