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INDIANA SPECIAL SESSION ENTERS SECOND WEEK

 

Indiana's special legislative session now enters its second week, after a contentious first week of debates lasted into Saturday.  The Senate narrowly passing their abortion legislation, which bans abortions at zero weeks except in the cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of the pregnant woman, so it will now head to the House for consideration.  The House, meanwhile, passed legislation that covers a wide range of fiscal matters, including a taxpayer refund for Hoosiers, as well as providing additional funding for Medicaid, a grant program to reduce infant mortality and the Child Care and Development Fund voucher program, which support families and children.  It would also get rid of the 7% sales tax on diapers and increase the adoption tax credit.  That bill will now move to the Senate.