Indiana Senate http://wfpl.org en Indiana Bill Would Outlaw Videotaping of Farm, Industrial Operations http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-bill-would-outlaw-videotaping-farm-industrial-operations <p>A bill moving through the Indiana General Assembly would make it illegal to photograph or videotape a farm or industrial operation with the intent to defame, embarrass or otherwise harm the business.</p><p>The measure’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Travis Holdman, says it’s intended to prevent what he calls vigilante groups from disrupting the operation of a private business.</p><p>"We&nbsp; don’t know what’s going to be next, folks, if we don’t protect our private property, to hold sacred what goes on on our private property,"&nbsp; Holdman said in a floor speech last week.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 4298 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Bill Would Outlaw Videotaping of Farm, Industrial Operations Bill Regulating Abortion Drug Access Clears Indiana Senate http://wfpl.org/post/bill-regulating-abortion-drug-access-clears-indiana-senate <p></p><p>The Indiana Senate has passed a bill that would place tougher requirements on clinics that provide only abortion-inducing drugs. &nbsp; &nbsp;It would also require women who seek them to undergo an ultrasound exam.</p><p>The Republican-controlled chamber voted 33-16 for the measure, sponsored by Sen. Travis Holdman</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"I am not active in a right-to-life organization.&nbsp; Introduced this bill because (of) my own religious conviction and my respect for life and the health of women," Holdman said in a floor speech.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:30:38 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 4212 at http://wfpl.org Bill Regulating Abortion Drug Access Clears Indiana Senate Astronaut Kevin Ford to Appear Before Indiana Senate—From Space Station http://wfpl.org/post/astronaut-kevin-ford-appear-indiana-senate-space-station <p></p><p>The Indiana native who's commanding the International Space Station will make a very long distance video call to the Indiana Statehouse this week.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Astronaut Kevin Ford is scheduled to speak from Earth orbit via video hookup with the Indiana Senate Thursday.</span></p><p>Ford is from Blackford County, and his older brother, David Ford, was a state senator who died of pancreatic cancer in 2008.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:02:00 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 3766 at http://wfpl.org Astronaut Kevin Ford to Appear Before Indiana Senate—From Space Station