Here are a few political and governmental news items from around Indiana today you may have missed.

Hundreds of Indiana companies may be forced to accept payment for services that does not cover the cost of doing business simply because the customer is a local governmental entity.  (Times of Northwest Indiana)

Virtual charter schools would be overseen by statewide authorizers rather than individual school communities under a bill in the Indiana General Assembly.  (Newsbug)

One week after prohibiting the use of projectiles in active-shooter training at Indiana schools, a state Senate committee reversed course Wednesday.  (Indy Star)

A bill that could put a casino in Terre Haute cleared the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday and now heads to the full House.  (Pharos Tribune)

House lawmakers sat divided Wednesday when the majority party backed a bill to change absentee mail-in ballot deadlines, clearing its final hurdle before heading to the governor.  (The Statehouse File)

Indy’s first needle exchange program will begin next Friday.  (WIBC)

Amtrak has stopped taking reservations beyond July 1 for an Indianapolis-to-Chicago passenger line that could soon lose funding from the state of Indiana.  (WFIU)

The U.S. Senate confirmed Fort Wayne attorney Holly A. Brady as a federal judge for the Northern District of Indiana on Wednesday afternoon, a year to the day after she was nominated by President Donald Trump.  (Journal Gazette)

Small business owners who are uneasy as they see signs of a weakening economy have cut back on hiring in recent months and found ways to get work done without adding employees.  (IBJ)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) has announced investments totaling $1 million to Indianapolis Public Schools, EmployIndy and JFF to increase access to work-based learning.  (Inside Indiana Business)