We’re still taking a few days off, but we’re keeping track of the news from across the state.  Here are some of the headlines.

In the last decade, funding for the state agency responsible for protecting Hoosiers from hazardous spills and keeping our air and water safe has plummeted even as overall state government spending has increased.  (Indy Star)

According to the Death Penalty Information Center, Indiana is one of several states that hasn’t executed someone in ten years.  (WFIU)

Efforts to reform Indiana’s cannabis laws are already underway for the 2020 legislative session.  (South Bend Tribune)

Use of the stimulant drugs methamphetamine and cocaine is rising, according to area health experts and a company that provides drug-testing services to state agencies in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.  (Journal Gazette)

How much do local officials get paid in Northwest Indiana(Times of Northwest Indiana)

When e-scooters hit the streets of Indianapolis last year, the city had to act quickly to implement safety policies. A recent study finds riders still suffer scooter-related injuries. (WFYI)

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