Social conservatives and Planned Parenthood have clashed for decades, especially in Indiana. The tactics have included limiting access to Planned Parenthood services and cutting off government 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.
INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled chambers of the Indiana General Assembly separately approved competing plans Thursday that both give big tax breaks to Hoosier companies.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 52-43 on Monday to delete the controversial second sentence of the marriage amendment, likely restarting the multiyear amendment process and potentially postponing a public vote on the issue until at least 2016.
INDIANAPOLIS | More than two dozen legislative proposals were separately approved Thursday by the Republican-controlled House and Senate, sending them across the Statehouse rotunda and into the opposite chamber.
INDIANAPOLIS | The House Judiciary Committee unexpectedly postponed its vote Monday on whether to approve Indiana's proposed marriage amendment and send it on to the full chamber.
INDIANAPOLIS | The marriage amendment and an unprecedented companion measure aimed at limiting the impact of the broadly worded amendment were filed Thursday in the Indiana House by state Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, will miss most of the final month of the legislative session after undergoing emergency knee surgery.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier men won't have to undergo penile ultrasounds prior to obtaining prescriptions for erectile dysfunction drugs thanks to a narrow reading of the Indiana House rules Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Standing in front of an oversized report card on the House floor Thursday, Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, awarded midterm grades to the Republican supermajority: "D-" for supporting traditional public schools; "Incomplete" for aiding the middle class; and "B+…
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican leaders of the Indiana House and Senate have hinted they will delay voting on a proposed state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue in June.
Indiana is on the brink of enacting what is a somewhat toothless smoking ban that exempts bars and taverns.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lawmakers remain divided on whether a proposed statewide indoor smoking ban should exempt bars and taverns.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Dan Stevenson, D-Highland, was praised Tuesday by his fellow representatives as a quiet but hardworking leader in the Indiana House.
INDIANAPOLIS | The four state lawmakers charged with devising a compromise smoking ban met briefly in public Monday, then retreated behind closed doors to start hammering out a deal.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, watched last week as his dream of a statewide indoor smoking ban transformed into a nightmare, as exemption after exemption was added to his proposal to improve Hoosier health.
INDIANAPOLIS | A tax paid by an average of only 9,529 people a year that has contributed $1.56 billion in state revenue and millions more to counties over the past decade appears headed for the chopping block.
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