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7:07 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Finger Pointing Follows Death Of Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill

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The author of legislation legalizing Sunday alcohol sales declared the bill dead Tuesday after he couldn’t muster enough votes to pass it out of the House.  Groups on either side of the issue are pointing fingers at each other over who’s to blame for its failure:

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6:55 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Senate Passes Abortion Bill

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The Senate Tuesday passed a bill banning doctors from performing abortions if the procedures are requested for the sole reason of the fetus’ gender or disability.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle shared stories of personal experiences where a family member was diagnosed in the womb with a disability.  Markle Republican Senator Travis Holdman says his son chose not abort his grandson despite an early ultrasound that showed a potential complication. 

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6:26 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Senate Passes Balanced Budget Amendment

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The Indiana Senate Tuesday passed a resolution to add a balanced budget amendment to the state’s constitution.  Governor Mike Pence requested the measure in his State of the State address earlier this year.  But lawmakers are divided over the amendment’s necessity.

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6:00 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Report: U.S. Poverty Measure Doesn't Account For Government Assistance

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The number of Hoosier children in poverty is substantially less than officially reported when all government support programs are accounted for.

That’s according to a new data snapshot released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Twenty-nine percent of Hoosier children live at or under the federal poverty line based on the official U.S. poverty measure.

But a new data snapshot released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation contends that the official U.S. poverty measure doesn’t adequately account for government-sponsored poverty intervention programs.

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General News
12:38 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill Is Dead

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Legislation to legalize Sunday alcohol sales is dead after its author couldn’t muster enough votes to pass it. 

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