Too many Hoosier third-graders can’t read at an appropriate skill level — and some shouldn’t be going on to fourth grade, Indiana lawmakers said Tuesday during the ceremonial start to the legislative session.
Moderate your expectations for the next legislative session, say Indiana’s lawmaking leaders: more tweaks and fine-tuning, and fewer overhauls.
Republican State Rep. Jim Lucas is effectively in timeout after he pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors in connection with his May arrest for driving under the influence.
While hundreds of bills made it to the half-way point of the 2023 Indiana legislative session, two major themes rose to the forefront — disputes over transgender and gay youth and a Republican push for tax cuts.
Indiana lawmakers return Monday to the Statehouse for the start of this year’s legislative session with a large budget surplus and a long list of big-ticket spending wishes to sort through.
Indiana lawmakers are drawing up changes to the state’s property tax system, with high value assessments last spring pointing toward potentially high bills this year. But their approach has been cautious.
Indiana’s top Republican lawmakers say they’re holding off on new abortion legislation in the 2023 legislative session — at least for now. But the future is less clear on tangential issues of mail-order abortion pills and contraception.
Indiana lawmakers returned to the Statehouse on Tuesday, fresh off Republican election victories that maintained the party’s dominance of the Legislature and facing a possible list of expensive proposals from GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb.
Lowering health care costs, improving child care access, attracting and retaining talented employees, and creating a state energy plan are among the top priorities of business leaders as Indiana lawmakers prepare to return to the Statehouse next year.
Leaders from each branch of Indiana government will come together next month to discuss ongoing statewide efforts for addressing the mental health needs of Hoosiers.
Indiana lawmakers propose near-total ban on abortion with exceptions for rape, incest, mother’s life
Indiana Republicans are pursuing legislation to ban abortions in the state except in cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of a mother. GOP leaders also announced economic packages to invest in Hoosier women and babies.
Indiana closed the fiscal year with $6.1 billion in state reserves, another sign the state’s economy bounced back from the COVID-19 pandemic faster than economists had expected.
With a little more than a week left before the Republican-dominated Indiana Legislature convenes for a special session, not much is known about what its abortion-related legislation will look like, or exactly how soon bills will be filed.
While Indiana House and Senate Democrats met at the Statehouse on Wednesday — the technical start date of a special session meant for discussions about Hoosier economic relief and abortion — a swarm of pro-choice protestors gathered on the building’s steps.
A special session of the Legislature will be held at the Indiana Statehouse to address abortion and inflation next month, but the start date on legislative work has been delayed.
In its 31-page opinion on House Enrolled Act 1123, the Indiana Supreme Court devoted 10 pages to rejecting all of Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s arguments that the governor should not have been permitted to even file his lawsuit.
As Indiana Republican leaders say they continue to support a special session to consider further restricting abortion access in the Hoosier State should the U.S. Supreme Court overrun Roe v. Wade, one legislator said the women in the Indiana General Assembly could have a significant impact on any resulting laws.
Indiana’s governor said Wednesday he was preparing a plan to potentially tap into the growing state budget surplus to help residents with the national inflation jump, while rejecting calls for suspending state gas taxes.