INDIANAPOLIS | A new poll shows more than three-fourths of Americans support a $9 per hour minimum wage, but don't look for the Republican-controlled General Assembly to boost Indiana's lowest legal pay rate next year above the current federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.
MUNSTER | House Democratic leader Scott Pelath said Democrats plan to focus on strengthening Indiana's middle class during the next legislative session.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by House Democrats to rescind more than $100,000 in fines withheld from their paychecks by the Republican majority for shutting down legislative business to block a right-to-work proposal.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier Democrats are working to capitalize on last week's unusual one-day special session of the Indiana General Assembly that saw a Republican-dominated legislature override a Republican governor's veto to enact a retroactive income tax increase.
INDIANAPOLIS | The House Ways and Means Committee voted 16-7 Tuesday to send a two-year budget plan to the full chamber that increases spending on education and provides new funding for roads, but does not reduce the income tax rate.
INDIANAPOLIS | The eyebrow-raising moments that have accompanied Indiana's becoming a right-to-work state continued Thursday at the State Supreme Court, where Chief Justice Brent Dickson all but demanded House Republicans and Democrats settle their dispute over walkout fines before the court does.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats have chosen two Northwest Indiana representatives to lead their caucus against a supermajority of House Republicans during the 2013 legislative session.
INDIANAPOLIS | A dramatically shrunken caucus of Indiana House Democrats will decide Thursday whether their leadership looks to the future or the past.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has taken jurisdiction of a lawsuit challenging the ability of House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, to deduct walkout fines from House Democrats' paychecks.
INDIANAPOLIS | A dispute over the constitutionality of a right-to-work referendum led House Democrats to walk out Tuesday, denying the Republican-controlled body enough members to take any legislative action.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats have ended their three-day boycott of Indiana House sessions. Democrats were present on the House floor at 12:30 p.m. region time Monday and answered the attendance roll call for the first time since the 2012 legislative session began.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House will try again Thursday to convene its first meeting of the 2012 session after House Democrats refused to enter the chamber Wednesday in protest over the speed at which right-to-work legislation is slated to move through the Legislature.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly approved a two-year, $28 billion state budget late Friday night and adjourned for the year, bringing an end to one of the most tumultuous legislative sessions in state history.
INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is prepared to defend the Indiana House of Representatives in any lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of walkout fines.
INDIANAPOLIS | It appears House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, will have to wait until next year to try to win passage of a measure prohibiting partisan walkouts.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly has extended the deadline for the House and Senate to act on legislation already approved by the other chamber.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said he "had that deja vu feeling all over again" when he looked at the Democratic side of the Indiana House Thursday and saw 40 empty seats.
INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal affecting wages paid on public works projects that was at the center of the House Democrats' walkout cleared the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House worked into the night Tuesday debating and voting on hundreds of proposed changes to two of the most controversial items of the legislative session.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats returned to Indiana on Monday, ending the longest partisan walkout in state history and providing the Indiana House with enough members in attendance to take legislative action for the first time in more than a month.
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