Indiana’s governor is facing criticism from fellow Republicans and calls for an override of his veto on legislation banning transgender females from competing in girls’ school sports, a decision that puts him at odds with a conservative cause that has led to similar state laws across the country.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday evening signed legislation that repeals the state’s requirement for a permit to carry a handgun and vetoed a bill that would have banned transgender girls from participating in K-12 girls’ sports.
Tax cuts, employer vaccine mandates and various social issues dominated the 2022 Indiana General Assembly.
A plan for gradually cutting Indiana’s individual income tax rate over the next seven years has been signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb, the governor’s office announced Wednesday.
Previous versions of HEA 1001 provided that any worker could be granted a religious exemption to a vaccine mandate without employers inquiring into the validity of the employees’ claims. Had that version of the bill passed through the General Assembly and been signed by Holcomb, Indiana employers would have clear marching orders when it came to religious exemptions from vaccine mandates. But that provision was hotly contested and, ultimately, removed from the version of the bill that is now law in Indiana. So the question remains: What should Indiana employers do when they receive a request for religious exemption from a COVID-19 vaccine mandate?
A plan endorsed by Gov. Eric Holcomb to gradually cut Indiana’s individual income tax rate over the next decade will soon be at his desk after winning approval in the final hour of this year’s legislative session.
A spam filter blocked as many as 70,000 emails sent to Indiana legislators about a contentious bill that aimed to place restrictions on teaching about racism and political topics.
A highly contested bill that would allow Hoosiers to carry a handgun in public without a permit is headed to the governor’s desk for final consideration after Republican lawmakers successfully revived the measure in spite of criticism from law enforcement and other stakeholders.
Indiana Republican lawmakers have sent a letter requesting that Gov. Eric Holcomb call a special legislative session if the Supreme Court of the United States completely or partially overturns Roe v. Wade with its upcoming ruling in a Mississippi abortion case.
Indiana lawmakers gave final approval early Wednesday morning to a Republican tax-cut package that would gradually reduce state income taxes over the next seven years, but they failed to reach agreement on cutting the business personal property tax.
An advocate for children with disabilities says she believes Indiana state senators never took seriously a bill they defeated in a rare 0-50 vote that would have changed the handling of special education disputes between families and schools.
Gov. Eric Holcomb on Thursday signed into law legislation to end Indiana’s public health emergency and limit employer vaccine mandates, shortly after state lawmakers sent the measure to his desk.
Language from a contentious bill that sought to place broad restrictions on teaching about racism and political topics in Indiana is unlikely to be revived after the Senate stalled the measure earlier this week.
The Indiana House voted Thursday to send watered-down legislation to limit employer vaccine mandates to the governor, who is expected to soon sign it into law.
Indiana lawmakers have revived a bill that would have repealed Indiana’s handgun permit requirement by putting the language into another vehicle, despite continued opposition to the measure.
A bill that seeks to redefine rape and consent in Indiana is headed to the governor’s desk after state lawmakers gave it their final approval on Wednesday.
Indiana lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a Republican-backed bill that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity, sending it to the governor to decide whether it will become law.