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for Indy Week Vol. 30 Issue 14, April 2013
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In 2007 Senate Bill 3 mandated that energy suppliers by 12.5 percent of their electricity from green energy sources. Now The Affordable and Reliable Energy Act House Bill 298 introduced by Representative Mike Hager, Republican from Burke and Rutherford counties, attempts to reduce energy costs by eliminating this requirement for energy suppliers to incorporate renewable energy sources.
The article reviews proposed legislative changes to voters' rights and voting procedures in upcoming elections. Debated measures include reducing early voting window from two to just one weeks and requiring further voter identification to present when voters' attempt to cast their vote.