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Lawmakers eye changes to ethics requirements

INDIANAPOLIS | Experts advised the House Ethics Committee on Monday that Indiana needs to update its public disclosure requirements for state lawmakers.

October 20, 2014 2:42 pm

Balanced budget, school funding-fix top priorities for House GOP

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans promised to enact a balanced budget, reform the school funding formula, improve Statehouse ethics and promote public health and safety, if they maintain their majority following the Nov. 4 elections.

October 14, 2014 11:30 pm
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Rep. Eric Turner (R) is just the latest Indiana legislator to run for office with no intention of serving out his term. If he wins the election, he plans on quiting to take a job in Georgia, leaving the party to appoint his successor. This practice takes the power away from the voters.

October 04, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana lawmaker at center of ethics furor resigns

Indiana lawmaker at center of ethics furor resigns

INDIANAPOLIS | Three weeks after losing his House leadership post for failing to disclose a major conflict of interest, state Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, announced Friday he's quitting the Legislature.

September 19, 2014 4:25 pm

GUEST EDITORIAL: Don't expect reform if you don't demand it

Ethics violations aren't the sexiest of issues.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

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.

June 14, 2014 8:15 pm Video
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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.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am

South Shore funding took unplanned route through Legislature

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.

March 15, 2014 7:00 pm

Indiana dips toe in national debate over religious liberty, discrimination

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.

March 03, 2014 12:00 am
House panel OKs spending $4M from Lake County tax fix on South Shore expansion

House panel OKs spending $4M from Lake County tax fix on South Shore expansion

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.

February 24, 2014 5:45 pm Related

Business tax cut plans approved by Senate, House

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled chambers of the Indiana General Assembly separately approved competing plans Thursday that both give big tax breaks to Hoosier companies.

January 30, 2014 6:00 pm

House divorces second sentence from marriage amendment

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.

January 27, 2014 7:45 pm Related

Child tan ban, cursive writing mandate approved by Senate

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.

January 23, 2014 3:39 pm Related
Experts, public give passionate, conflicting testimony on gay marriage amendment

Experts, public give passionate, conflicting testimony on gay marriage amendment

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.

January 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Marriage amendment fight begins in Indiana House

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. 

January 09, 2014 5:30 pm Related
Ind. House leader sidelined following surgery

Ind. House leader sidelined following surgery

INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, will miss most of the final month of the legislative session after undergoing emergency knee surgery.

April 02, 2013 11:55 am

Male ultrasound plan has difficult time in House

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.

April 01, 2013 11:45 pm

Dem leader warns on social issues ahead of House abortion battle

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+…

March 07, 2013 6:30 pm Related


Legislature likely to wait for U.S. Supreme Court ruling before acting on marriage amendment

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.

February 01, 2013 5:00 pm
MARK KIESLING: Half a smoking ban better than none, I guess

MARK KIESLING: Half a smoking ban better than none, I guess

Indiana is on the brink of enacting what is a somewhat toothless smoking ban that exempts bars and taverns.

March 11, 2012 12:00 am
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