APNewsBreak: Turner worked to nix nursing home ban


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A powerful Republican lawmaker whose family has a nursing home enterprise successfully spiked legislation last week that would have harmed his family's business.

House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner pressed other Republicans in private to vote against a proposed nursing home moratorium. The construction ban would have had disastrous consequences for the development company run by his son and represented at the Statehouse by his daughter.

The measure died Wednesday.

Turner didn't immediately respond to requests for comment Thursday.

Multiple people inside the Statehouse with direct knowledge of Turner's efforts told The Associated Press of his lobbying. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss private caucus meetings.

The lobbying comes a year after Turner pushed a measure sought by a client of his daughter.

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