Making the law


Franklin Mayor Joe McGuinness addresses constituents and and applauds city employees during his State of the City address at The Artcraft Theater in downtown Franklin, Ind. Mike Wolanin / The Daily Journal

Lawmakers finished a short session at the Statehouse last week, after approving laws that affect schools, roads and taxes.

Some proposals never made it beyond specialized committees of lawmakers, and others were tweaked or rewritten altogether. Other ideas could come back in future legislative sessions.

What it will mean for you could include a smoother commute to work as state highways get a new coat of pavement or other repairs, or a change in how your children learn. Here is a look at what was approved:

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