Indiana considers prohibiting cities from banning Airbnb
The Associated Press
7:42 AM, Mar 20, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana lawmakers are wading into the parochial matters of property rights and zoning issues as they consider a bill to prohibit local governments from regulating short-term rentals through online companies such as Airbnb.
Small government Republicans often talk about the virtue of local government control. But the measure is just the latest example of Indiana's GOP majority taking up legislation that would tie the hands of local governments.
Supporters say the bill is needed to stop knee-jerk regulations being placed on an emerging and innovative market.