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Gun Bills Advance in Senate

An Indiana Senate committee has removed several hurdles from a package of gun bills making their way through the legislature. With changes approved today, the legislation now appears on the fast track to becoming law. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

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Gun Bills Gain Momentum at Statehouse

Gun owner rights are coming to the forefront of debate at the Indiana Statehouse. The package of bills now before the Senate and House, significantly alter current laws about where a gun owner is allowed to keep their firearm, and who has access to information about those gun owners. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

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Senate Committee Hears Budget Transparency Bill

A bill before the Indiana Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee would require all agencies that receive state money to list on a central website how they use the funds they get from the state. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

Roob Defends Proposed Life Sciences Cut

Today the House Ways and Means Committee heard testimony from newly appointed State Commerce Secretary Mitch Roob on a budget proposal from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports, the proposal includes controversial cuts some say could hurt job creation.

State Budget Committee Approves Daniels’ Budget Plan

The State Budget Committee today approved a two year, twenty eight billion dollar budget from Governor Mitch Daniels. The vote sends the proposal to the next step in becoming a bill, which makes it eligible for consideration by the state legislature. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

Indiana Creates Umbilical Cord Blood Bank

Governor Mitch Daniels has signed into law a bill that will establish a statewide umbilical cord blood bank. Lawmakers tout umbilical cord blood as a “non-controversial” source of stem cells for medical treatment and research. From WFIU in Bloomington, Adam Ragusea has more.