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Redistricting reforms failed to win Legislature's approval

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.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Pence to decide on State Fair alcohol sales

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana State Fair attendees in August may get to do something that hasn't been allowed there for 67 years -- drink alcohol.

February 25, 2014 5:10 pm
Bosma defends actions advancing marriage amendment

Bosma defends actions advancing marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, has no regrets about his decision to pull the marriage amendment from a House committee where defeat appeared likely and move it to another panel.

January 23, 2014 5:45 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

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
Indiana House rejects minimum wage increase

Indiana House rejects minimum wage increase

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's minimum wage will remain at the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour after the Republican-controlled House voted on party lines Monday to reject a proposal increasing the state's minimum hourly wage by one dollar.

March 18, 2013 3:51 pm Related

Region legislators' revisions rejected by GOP

INDIANAPOLIS | Two Northwest Indiana Democratic representatives learned Thursday just how hard it can be sometimes to win over the House Republican supermajority.

March 14, 2013 7:24 pm

House Republicans dodge vote on governor's tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans used a procedural maneuver Thursday to avoid having to vote against Republican Gov. Mike Pence's proposed income tax cut.

February 21, 2013 3:01 pm

Unions reviewing possible legal challenges to right-to-work

INDIANAPOLIS | Labor leaders have been quietly reviewing Indiana's new right-to-work law but are mum on whether they will go to court to try to stop the law before its main provision takes effect March 14.

February 12, 2012 10:00 pm
Indiana House approves right-to-work bill

Indiana House approves right-to-work bill

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 54-44 Wednesday to send right-to-work legislation to the Republican-controlled Senate.

January 25, 2012 5:45 pm Photos


BRIAN HOWEY: Mitch, Morton and Statehouse charades

BRIAN HOWEY: Mitch, Morton and Statehouse charades

Gov. Mitch Daniels, facing west as he gave his final State of the State address Tuesday, essentially stood back to back with the statue guarding the eastern entrance of the Indiana Statehouse — that of Gov. Oliver P. Morton.

January 15, 2012 12:00 am

Right-to-work battle may be proxy election fight

INDIANAPOLIS | Amid promises of new jobs and concerns about wages during legislative hearings on a right-to-work law for Indiana, one state senator explained why Democrats plan to do everything they can to stop it from becoming law in Indiana: It's about winning elections. That is also why m…

October 31, 2011 3:30 pm

Panel endorses right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | Right-to-work is poised to become the dominant issue of the upcoming legislative session after a Republican-controlled study committee voted on party lines Wednesday to recommend the General Assembly consider adopting the labor policy.

October 26, 2011 4:45 pm
Indiana lawmakers assess effects of right-to-work proposal

Indiana lawmakers assess effects of right-to-work proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Facts, figures and opinions abounded Tuesday as a legislative committee took testimony on whether a "right-to-work" law would lure businesses to Indiana or reduce the incomes of Hoosiers.

July 26, 2011 3:45 pm Photos


GUEST COMMENTARY: We'll offer good maps, but working on reform

Every 10 years, the Indiana Constitution requires the General Assembly to approve new congressional and legislative maps that will govern our state for the decade to come. The process has been used in past generations to gain political advantage for the majority party, with an eye solely on …

February 06, 2011 12:00 am
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