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Legislature Adjourns With Major Bills Untouched

The Indiana General Assembly’s 2018 session came to a chaotic close early today as lawmakers blew past their midnight deadline to adjourn with major bills still untouched.

Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma and G-O-P Senate leader David Long blamed each other.

Among the bills that died were measures to boost school safety, allow for driver-less cars, increase gun rights and make adjustments to the tax system. Another major bill that died would have allowed Ball State University to take over Muncie schools.

The chaotic end came after the House and Senate spent considerable time in closed door meetings and celebrating retiring lawmakers in recent days.

Leaders in both chambers are already talking about the possibility of a special session to complete their work.

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