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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
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Topic - Indiana House
Indiana House leaders headed off a vote on a push for the state to begin collecting sales taxes from online retailers that could have rebuked a deal between Gov. Mitch Daniels and Amazon.com Inc.
The Indiana Senate has approved a severely weakened smoking ban with exemptions for bars, casinos, tobacco stores and many other businesses.The Indiana Senate on Wednesday passed a diluted version of a statewide ban on smoking in public places in hopes that lawmakers can forge a stronger ban in a conference committee with House lawmakers, who have passed a more restrictive version of the bill.
Rep. Dan Burton, the Indiana Republican whose ardent investigations of Bill Clinton in the 1990s lifted his national profile, announced Tuesday that he is ending a three-decade career in the U.S. House because of an undisclosed family health concern.
Rep. Dan Burton, Indiana Republican, said Tuesday he won't seek re-election to a 16th term.
It looks like the Hoosier State may no longer force employees to pay tribute to union bosses if they want to keep their jobs. The Indiana House adopted a landmark right-to-work bill Tuesday that's on track to breeze through a GOP-dominated Senate toward the willing signature of Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels.
Bills filed in the Indiana House that would ban workers from being required to pay union dues could spark a debate so divisive that Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels wants to avoid the issue.