INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education is back in legal hot water after a Marion County judge ruled last week a trial is needed to determine whether the board conducted an illegal meeting.
INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile justice to digital privacy, and state-based health exchanges to bike trails.
Every other week or so there seems to be another story about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence flitting about New York City or Washington, D.C., in an effort to bolster his stock for a run for president in 2016. Politically, that isn’t far down the road.
If you needed a poster to display the dysfunction in Congress, look no further than the “We Shall Overcome” photo op that took place with Congressional leaders on Tuesday. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell linked hands and arms and swayed uncomfortably as they obs…
INDIANAPOLIS | State legislators interrupted their summer breaks Tuesday for an unprecedented one-day session to correct errors and omissions in several new laws before they take effect July 1.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Treasurer Richard Mourdock isn't on the ballot this year and likely never will run for public office again, but that's not stopping Hoosier Democrats from seeking to tie all Indiana Republican candidates to his rhetoric.
INDIANAPOLIS | The General Assembly will convene June 17 for an extraordinary one-day technical session to correct recently spotted drafting errors in the state's criminal code reforms and a new tax law.
Indiana has been talking earnestly about redistricting reform even since U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., a Munster native, was Indiana's secretary of state. It's time to act.
INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to reform how Indiana draws its legislative districts, which could determine who gets elected and the policies they pursue, was perhaps the top item the General Assembly failed to act on last month prior to adjourning for the year.
We aren't quite to the halfway point of Gov. Mike Pence's term, but he's now through his second Indiana General Assembly session and last week signed into law the state's first pre-kindergarten program, cut the corporate tax and provided $200 million more in road funding.
Speaker Brian Bosma has called for an ethics investigation into Rep. Eric Turner's role in killing a bill that would have been bad for his family's business.
When the General Assembly began its work last November, as speaker I pledged a session driven by five main issues: increased road funding, enhanced job training, early childhood education, fair business taxation and cutting government red tape. With the 118th General Assembly behind us, it i…
The Indiana General Assembly came close, but failed this year to pass a valuable new state law that would have improved public access to public records.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican House and Senate leaders, along with Gov. Mike Pence, claimed victory for their legislative agendas Friday, while Democrats despaired that the 2014 Indiana General Assembly didn't do more to improve the lives of everyday Hoosiers.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly is planning to adjourn for the year Thursday, but lawmakers still are negotiating the final texts of some four dozen legislative proposals — including a business tax cut, whether to permit guns in school parking lots and funding to expand the South…
As the 2014 legislative session comes to a close, legislative trends and efforts are clearly earmarked by examples of discrimination, favoritism for religious interests and increased profit making for businesses and investors at the expense of public education. Here are some questions about …
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly is likely to wrap up its work this week a day or two ahead of Friday's mandatory adjournment deadline.
Gov. Mike Pence may have some problems digging out his agenda for this legislative session.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana lawmakers last week nearly jumped on a bandwagon of states seeking to add measures that some contend legitimize discrimination under the guise of religious liberty.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee agreed Monday the South Shore Line expansion project should receive the $4 million a year expected to be saved by closing a Lake County tax loophole -- even as the underlying legislation veered dangerously off-track.
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