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Opening Arguments

No double billing

In 18 states, municipalities have taken to augmenting their budgets by charging a fee when police or fire departments respond to an accident. This amounts to double billing, since we already pay for those services through our taxes (yeah, OK, I know the same thing happens with public transportation and a few other things). If you were worrying that the same thing might happen here, you can stop:

Indiana is the first state to pass legislation prohibiting local governments from charging a fee for responding to traffic accidents.

We also just became the last state to let physician assistants write prescriptions, so it's nice to have this first as well.