INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - State lawmakers opened the week pondering whether day care providers should face greater child health and safety regulations if they take taxpayer money. The current proposal would require all child care operations that receive taxpayer money to create nutritional and safety standards. The bill also would set limits on the number of children each caretaker could oversee at one time.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - House and Senate lawmakers are still deciding whether to release $200 million for road expansion projects. Republican Gov. Mike Pence requested twice that amount to be released this year, but state senators slashed the proposal because of budget concerns. The money would come from a savings fund created last year.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Jury selection is underway in the trial of an Alabama man charged with fatally stabbing his 2-year-old son in central Indiana. Micah Harrison of Robertsdale, Ala., is charged with murder in the Jan. 9, 2013, death of his son, Michael, at a relatives' home in Noblesville, about 15 miles north of Indianapolis.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The ground has officially been broken for a 12-story hotel, apartment complex and parking garage in downtown Evansville. Construction of the 257-room Hilton Doubletree hotel is expected to cost $71.3 million and is expected to take 18 months to complete.
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