Indiana Senate approves bill to make firefly state insect

Indiana Senate approves bill to make firefly state insect

Currently, people without a valid IN license pay the highest fees for a lifetime personal protection firearms license: a $75 state fee, a $50 local fee and a $11.95 fee for a fingerprint check.

Earlier this month, the Indiana House passed two separate bills to legalize the production and use of CBD. "It raises the question 'what's wrong with Indiana?' It's bad for economic development too".

Wesco's bill passed 71-20 out of the House and now heads to the Senate. I think folks have realized this is not marijuana.

Sunday sales were another talking point this session.

House Republicans say they aren't giving up on eliminating some townships, even after abandoning the issue for this year.

"I think licensing a Constitutional right is not only wrong, it's immoral and it's unsafe", Lucas said.


Sen. Mark Stoops, D-Bloomington, recalled moments of seeing fireflies first-hand both when he was a child and to this day, both of which left him in awe of the insects. An outside agency is in the middle of its own independent report on DCS.

Bosma said, "I think we have a systemic issue". Legislators aren't looking to consolidate them, but they do want some kind of central oversight so the programs can coordinate their efforts. "If it's required next year, we'll take it". "We really need to roll up our sleeves and get this workforce development bill moving".

State Democrats feel like the system is rigged, while Republicans seem to like the way things are.

The bill would have forced 300 townships with fewer than 12-hundred people - including one in Gibson County with 30 - to merge with neighboring ones.

Also, last week, the House passed a bill that placed additional restrictions on distressed school districts including Muncie schools.

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