Mike Bohacek Indiana Senate Rejects Bill Banning 'Defund The Police' By Brandon Smith • Feb 16, 2021 (Screenshot of iga.in.gov) Listen Listening... / 1:03 Listen to the broadcast version of this story. The Indiana Senate thoroughly rejected legislation Monday that would have tied the hands of local governments when managing their public safety budgets. Senate Committee Debates Ban On 'Defunding' Police, Public Safety By Brandon Smith • Jan 8, 2021 Lauren Chapman / IPB News Legislation debated in an Indiana Senate committee Thursday would ban local governments from ever decreasing police or fire department budgets, unless there’s a revenue shortfall. State Bill Would Exempt Electric, Hybrid Motorcycles From Fee By Rebecca Thiele • Jan 8, 2020 A state Senate committee is considering a bill that would exempt hybrid and electric motorcycles from paying an annual fee. The fee collects money for roads from hybrid and electric vehicle owners who don’t pay as much in gas taxes as other drivers.