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Pierce: Republicans Could Pass Anything

After arguments in the Indiana Statehouse ended the legislature’s short session, without accomplishing Governor Eric Holcomb’s priority bills, Holcomb announced a special session of the legislature to convene in May. Representative Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) spoke with WFHB News Director Wes Martin about what voters can expect out of the May session. Pierce says Republicans have a super majority in the …

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How an Indiana Bill About CBD Oil Became a Bill About Gun Deregulation

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Republicans in the Indiana House of Representatives have turned a bill about medical cannabidiol oil, into a bill deregulating firearm ownership. After the adoption of a similar bill in the Indiana Senate, Rep. William Friend (R-Macy) and other House Republicans changed the bill to do away with restrictions on firearm permitting. Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) sits on both bills conference …

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Daily Local News – August 17, 2016

Indiana University has begun installing light fixtures along the pathways in Dunn’s Woods, according to an article in The Herald-Times; A group of local Democrats have founded a new organization, called the Richland-Bean Blossom Organization, to build a presence in the western part of Monroe County; The Monroe County Plan Commission is looking for a updated approach to its unified …

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Interchange – Primary Candidates for Mayor: A Conversation

Host Doug Storm welcomes the primary candidates for Mayor of Bloomington. Democrats: John Hamilton, John Linnemeier, Darryl Neher Republican: John Turnbull Some Topics Discussed: growth and development projects; job creation; minimum wage; tech sector; Party politics; IU Health’s decision to move the hospital out of downtown; city-wide broadband; political appointments. The Primary Election is Tuesday, May 5th, 2015.

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Senator Coats Proposes Legislation To Delay Obamacare

Senator Dan Coats has proposed legislation to delay the implementation of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) until at least 2015. Coats says the Act’s mandates are driving up insurance premiums and forcing businesses to cut workers’ hours or even jobs so that employers can avoid the act’s expensive legal requirements. Moreover, he says, some families are having to switch their health …

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