Another round of deadlines looms over numerous bills still in limbo at the Indiana Statehouse.
‘On an island’: Legislators, advocates will continue push for marijuana reform at Statehouse in 2024
Lawmakers are hearing more and more from constituents about their desire to legalize marijuana use for adults in the state, rather than having to drive to Ohio, Michigan or any neighboring states.Read More
Medical marijuana struggles to gain foothold in Indiana: Another legislative session passes without legalization, establishment of state program
To Indiana medical marijuana supporters, it seems like popular opinion is on their side. Whatever public support exists, however, it didn’t result in the passage of any new bills in 2023.Read More
‘Veritable menu of options’: IU McKinney student’s report attracts housing advocates’ attention
Most school projects are produced for an audience of one: the professor who assigned the work. But Jacob Purcell, a 2L at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, has just published a rental housing report that’s intended for a much wider audience.Read More
‘Blanket’ refusal, blanket solution? ‘Noncompliant prosecutor’ bills likely returning in 2023 session
At the conclusion of the 60-minute meeting at the Indiana Statehouse, members of the Prosecutorial Oversight Task Force reached no consensus on how to handle prosecutors who “blanketly” refuse to prosecute certain crimes.Read More
Senate passes a $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine and Israel, but fate in the House is uncertain
The Senate early Tuesday passed a $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, pushing ahead after months of difficult negotiations and amid growing political divisions in the Republican Party over the role of the United States abroad.
A proposed Indiana House bill looks to continue expanding the nursing workforce by addressing foreign-educated nursing licensure requirements and on-the-ground training.
The revival of a bill that would allow banks to change contract terms without explicit consent from their users rang alarm bells for consumer advocates but faced little opposition in the Indiana House.
With a new wave of anti-trans measures already introduced this year, the TLDEF Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund and the National Center for Transgender Equality announced in January that they plan to merge this summer.
In between racing to shepherd hundreds of proposals through the legislative process ahead of bill-killing deadlines, lawmakers found time to hear hours of testimony on numerous controversial or novel ideas never intended to advance.
Lawmakers in more than a half-dozen U.S. states are pushing laws to define antisemitism, triggering debates about free speech and bringing complicated world politics into statehouses.
A proposed bill that would provide tax exemptions for fetuses drew testimony from pro-abortion-rights and anti-abortion advocates Tuesday — even though the bill admittedly will not become law this year.
The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday unanimously advanced a Republican leadership priority bill offering public retirees a bump in benefits.
House Republicans to push retiree 13th check, antisemitism bills; Democrats call for IEDC transparency, ballot initiatives and more
Indiana’s House Republicans will prioritize boosting retirement benefits for public employees and banning antisemitism in public educational institutions, alongside bills on job training and administrative law. Democrats, meanwhile, focused on accountability.
Although Indiana lawmakers maintain the 2024 legislative session will be quicker, quieter and “noncontroversial,” there’s no shortage of critical — even touchy — education-related topics expected to be prioritized in the coming months.
Indiana lawmakers expect to file and advance significant child care legislation during the upcoming session, after years of advocacy from Hoosier parents, child care providers and worker-strapped businesses.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced the interim director of the Office of Environmental Adjudication as the longtime director and chief environmental law judge retires.
The Chair of the Indiana Senate Health and Provider Services Committee doesn’t expect the same big health care legislation that was produced in 2023 in the upcoming legislative session.
Most U.S. state legislatures including Indiana’s will reconvene in January for the first time since Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel sparked a war in Gaza and protests worldwide—and they’re preparing to take action in response, both symbolic and concrete.
Key Republican lawmakers on Tuesday scolded the Indiana Gaming Commission over how it levies fines and more — threatening to take legislative action if changes aren’t made.
As Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb heads into his last year leading the Hoosier State, he emphasized that his administration won’t be resting on its laurels — and will continue to be aggressive about new projects.
The unprecedented surge in youth gun violence has left leaders scrambling for answers but one particular common factor prompted a Democratic lawmaker to revive a failed attempt to promote safe firearm storage and penalize adults who fail to do so with children at home.