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10:00 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Indiana Bill Would Outlaw Videotaping of Farm, Industrial Operations

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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.

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.

"We  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,"  Holdman said in a floor speech last week. 

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Politics
4:30 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Bill Regulating Abortion Drug Access Clears Indiana Senate

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The Indiana Senate has passed a bill that would place tougher requirements on clinics that provide only abortion-inducing drugs.    It would also require women who seek them to undergo an ultrasound exam.

The Republican-controlled chamber voted 33-16 for the measure, sponsored by Sen. Travis Holdman

"I am not active in a right-to-life organization.  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. 

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Local News
7:02 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Astronaut Kevin Ford to Appear Before Indiana Senate—From Space Station

Astronaut Kevin Ford
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The Indiana native who's commanding the International Space Station will make a very long distance video call to the Indiana Statehouse this week.

Astronaut Kevin Ford is scheduled to speak from Earth orbit via video hookup with the Indiana Senate Thursday.

Ford is from Blackford County, and his older brother, David Ford, was a state senator who died of pancreatic cancer in 2008.