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Pelath pleased Pence pulled plug on "Prairie Pravda"

Pelath pleased Pence pulled plug on "Prairie Pravda"
For immediate release: Jan. 29, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City today issued the following statement after Gov. Mike Pence ended plans to create a taxpayer-funded news service called Just IN: “Truth be told, this idea should have been put to rest when it was still in the planning stages. Those who thought it was a good idea should have spent more time thinking about the implications here and cast it aside. “What resulted Read More...

Bauer proposal to protect Indiana environment gains endorsement from House committee

Bauer proposal to protect Indiana environment gains endorsement from House committee
For immediate release: Jan. 28, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana House committee today passed legislation authored by State Rep. B. Patrick Bauer (D-South Bend) banning the use of synthetic plastic microbeads because of harmful effects on the environment, wildlife, and public health. The ban is contained in House Bill 1185 which was passed today (Wed., Jan. 28) by the Indiana House Environmental Affairs Committee. Non-biodegradable microbeads are less than five millimeters in Read More...

House committee endorses Rep. Christina Hale's legislation promoting passenger safety

House committee endorses Rep. Christina Hale's legislation promoting passenger safety
For immediate release: Jan. 27, 2015   STATEHOUSE - An Indiana House committee today (Tues., Jan. 27) passed legislation authored by State Rep. Christina Hale (D-Indianapolis) that focuses on protecting passengers using taxicab and ride-sharing services through further background screening before and throughout their drivers’ employment. The Employment, Labor & Pensions Committee approved House Bill 1090 requiring taxicab and driving service companies to conduct expanded Read More...