Between now and the end of the session, we will provide you with a daily summary of the headlines from the Indiana General Assembly.

Here are the news items from Monday.

A controversial bill regulating payday and subprime loans is dead this legislative session.  (IBJ)

A casino bill has overwhelmingly passed the House, but legislators have a lot of complaints they want fixed in a final version.  (WIBC)

The Indiana Senate unanimously passed legislation that seeks to help Department of Child Services caseworkers by easing some of their job expectations.  (Indiana Public Media)

The Indiana House and Senate have each approved their versions of the budget and now state lawmakers will begin the negotiations between the two chambers of the legislature and the governor’s office to craft a final bill. (Washington Times)


Pete Buttigieg’s meteoric rise as a presidential candidate is putting a spotlight on his years as mayor of South Bend, Ind., including his demotion of an African-American police chief.   (The Hill)

Pete Buttigieg raises $1 million within four hours of 2020 campaign announcement.  (CNBC)

Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper could be removed from office after pleading guilty to three felonies and a misdemeanor stemming from an incident at his Trafalgar home that injured a woman.  (Indy Star)

Indiana is asking a federal judge to rule against a Texas-based nonprofit that wants to open a South Bend abortion clinic(Associated Press)