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Indiana House leaders discuss Democrats’ fines

by IPR News

March 31, 2011

Indiana House business was delayed today as Democrats met to discuss issues they’re concerned about moving forward for the rest of the session.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Fines and Procedures More »

Matt Painter Stays a Boilermaker

by IPR News

March 31, 2011

(WEST LAFAYETTE) – AFTER A LOT OF SPECULATION, PURDUE UNIVERSITY SAYS MEN‘S HEAD BASKETBALL COACH MATT PAINTER IS STAYING. MISSOURI HAD SOUGHT PAINTER — A TWO-TIME BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR. BUT PURDUE CONFIRMS IT HAS REACHED A NEW EIGHT-YEAR DEAL TO KEEP PAINTER IN WEST LAFAYETTE. THE TERMS HAVEN‘T BEEN RELEASED. (From Network... More »

Abortion Bill Continues Through the Statehouse

by IPR News

March 31, 2011

(STATEHOUSE) – LEGISLATION MODIFYING STATE ABORTION REGULATIONS HAS PASSED THE INDIANA HOUSE BY A 72-23 VOTE. THE BILL MAKES MOST ABORTIONS ILLEGAL AFTER 20 WEEKS. CURRENT LAW RESTRICTS MOST ABORTIONS AFTER THE FETUS IS CONSIDERED VIABLE, WHICH IS AROUND 24 WEEKS. THE BILL ALSO REQUIRES ABORTION PROVIDERS TO INFORM PATIENTS ABOUT POSSIBLE RISKS, INCLUDING THE... More »

House Passes Budget Bill

by IPR News

March 31, 2011

(STATEHOUSE) – AFTER WEEKS OF DELAYS DUE TO THE DEMOCRATIC WALKOUT, THE HOUSE HAS FINALLY PASSED A STATE BUDGET. THE BUDGET PASSED BY A VOTE OF 60-37. IT WILL NOW MOVE ON TO THE SENATE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION. THE BUDGET, AUTHORED BY REPRESENTATIVE JEFF ESPICH WILL NOT HAVE GOVERNOR DANIELS‘ 3 PERCENT CUTS TO HIGHER... More »

Portland Aircraft Crashes in Kentucky

by IPR News

March 31, 2011

(PIKE COUNTY, KY) – A PLANE REGISTERED IN INDIANA CRASHED IN PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. KENTUCKY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR DOUG TACKETT SAYS TWO PEOPLE INSIDE THE PLANE WERE PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE. THERE WERE NO OTHER PEOPLE INSIDE THE PLANE. THE PLANE WAS REGISTERED TO MILLER AVIATION, BASED OUT OF PORTLAND, INDIANA. (From... More »

Indiana Senate Democrats release redistricting map proposals

by IPR News

March 30, 2011

The Indiana Senate Democrats have released their proposed redistricting maps today.  Senator Minority Leader Vi Simpson says their maps promote good government. Simpson on Maps Simpson says Senate Democrats still hope redistricting will be decided by a non-partisan commission.  But because she says Senate Republicans continue to reject that idea, Democrats felt compelled to move... More »

Indiana House passes local unit minimum wage bill

by IPR News

March 30, 2011

The Indiana House has passed a bill today that would no longer allow local governments in Indiana to set their minimum wage higher than the state level.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Local Unit Minimum Wage More »

House Democrats end boycott and return to Indiana

by IPR News

March 28, 2011

Indiana House Democrats are returning to the Statehouse tonight.  House Speaker Brian Bosma says he spoke with Minority Leader Pat Bauer just before taking the podium for roll call today.  Bauer told him the Democrats would return to conduct business by 5 o’clock. Bosma on Democrats’ Return Bauer, speaking from his car on the way... More »

Muncie requires registration of mopeds

by IPR News

March 25, 2011

If you live in Muncie and own a moped or scooter, you will soon need to register that vehicle with the city.  Beginning April 4th, moped owners with vehicles under 50ccs must bring their scooters to the Muncie Police Department for inspection and registration.  The initial registration fee is thirty-five dollars and is good for... More »

US Attorney announces local / federal police initiative

by IPR News

March 25, 2011

The Department of Justice says it will begin working more closely with local police in Indiana to combat violent crime in a new way.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Local / Federal Police Initiative More »

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