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- New state laws take effect Tuesday More than 200 bills were voted into law by the Indiana General Assembly in its short session this year, and many of the new laws will take effect beginning Tuesday.
Ken de la Bastide: State changing gas tax, Feds asked to consider
Most Americans travel on daily in a vehicle that runs on gasoline or diesel oil, and every fluctuating cost affects the amount of discretionary dollars a person and family has to spend.
- Churches react to same-sex marriage ruling While some same-sex couples in Indiana are opting for quick civil ceremonies in courthouses around the state, others might be entertaining the idea of getting married the more traditional way — in a church.
- Even with a court victory, same-sex marriage advocates keep on campaigning Denise Moe spent Wednesday celebrating a federal judge’s ruling striking down Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban, but she says the real work in support of marriage equality has just begun.
- No remonstrance in Ingalls yet The annexation of property north of Interstate 69 is almost complete for Ingalls.
- Same sex couples can get license in Madison County Confusion reigned in the Madison County clerk's office Wednesday after Judge Richard Young struck down Indiana's ban on gay marriage.
- Feds raise reservoir concerns Two federal agencies have raised concerns about the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir project including the skipping of an important step to consider alternatives.
- Ken de la Bastide: Basey to join Sheriff's race as Libertarian There will be a third candidate vying in the November election to become the next Madison County Sheriff.
- County EMA to relocate its Linwood offices For the past half-century the former Linwood school building has been the control center for the Madison County Emergency Management Agency, but now the county commissioners are considering moving the agency to the former Triple-L youth facility near the intersection of Mounds and Rangeline roads.
- Store owners complain new shoplifting law too lax Retailers are relieved that lawmakers have fixed an error in a new criminal law that would have made it tough to arrest shoplifters. Now they want a harsher penalty restored for thieves.
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