Newtown Connecticut http://wfpl.org en School Safety Bill Clears Indiana Senate Panel http://wfpl.org/post/school-safety-bill-clears-indiana-senate-panel <p></p><p>Indiana lawmakers say they hope to improve security at schools around the state by offering grants toward hiring police officers and buying safety equipment.</p><p>A bill approved today by a state Senate committee would set up a two-year matching grant program allowing schools up to $50,000 a year. Bill sponsor Sen. Pete Miller says he hopes $10 million a year will be set aside for the program, so that 200 grants could be awarded.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"This is a first step toward school safety," Miller told the Senate Appropriations Committee. &nbsp; </span></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:03:18 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 4004 at http://wfpl.org School Safety Bill Clears Indiana Senate Panel McConnell: Too Early to Say if Congress Will Consider More Gun Control Measures http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-too-early-say-if-congress-will-consider-more-gun-control-measures <p>Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator says it will be up to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to decide whether the chamber will consider new gun control measures when the new Congress convenes in January.</p><p>The national debate on gun control has been re-ignited in the wake of last week's deadly shooting rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:01:53 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti 3054 at http://wfpl.org McConnell: Too Early to Say if Congress Will Consider More Gun Control Measures