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Salvia Divinorum plant

Proposal banning ‘Spice’, Salvia moves to Governor

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Senate lawmakers voted 49-1 today in support of the final version of a proposal banning products like ‘Spice’ and the herb salvia divinorum in Indiana, sending the enrolled act to Governor Mitch Daniels where it could be signed into law. Senate Enrolled Act 57 adds various chemical compounds used in synthetic cannabinoids […] Read the full story

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Man smoking salvia

Proposal banning Spice, Salvia in Indiana could soon be law

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A statewide ban on products like “Spice” and the herb salvia divinorum is closer to becoming law after today’s 93-0 vote in the Indiana House of Representatives in support of a proposal authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette). Senate Bill 57 adds various chemical compounds used in synthetic cannabinoids like ‘Spice’ […] Read the full story

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Indiana one step closer to restructured, lower corporate tax rate

INDIANAPOLIS, Inc. — A key House committee this week voted 18-4 in support of State Sen. Brandt Hershman’s job bill fostering the creation of private-sector jobs and promoting economic development by restructuring Indiana’s corporate income tax rate by 20 percent. Senate Bill 589 lowers Indiana’s corporate income tax rate from 8.5 percent to 6.5 percent […] Read the full story

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Senate panel backs proposal to “nurture entrepreneurial spirit in Indiana”

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana’s Senate Committee on Commerce and Economic Development this week voted unanimously in favor of a bill nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit in the state through online resources, education and collaboration. House Bill 1006 – authored by State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) and sponsored by State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Lafayette) – tasks Indiana’s […] Read the full story

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Herman Cain

College Republicans bring potential presidential candidate to Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Herman Cain, Purdue alumnus and potential Republican presidential candidate for 2012, will speak at Purdue on April 20. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is at 8:00p in the Class of 1950 Lecture Hall, said Michael Cunningham, president of Purdue College Republicans and a junior studying history. […] Read the full story

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