The process of redrawing the boundaries of the state's nine congressional districts, 100 Indiana House districts, and 50 Senate districts to adjust for population shifts over the past 10 years is complete.
"There is a serious effort right now throughout the entire country to suppress the participation of minorities," said state Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago. "We need to wake up to that."
The full Senate is due to consider additional proposed changes to the maps Thursday, ahead of a vote expected Friday to approve the revised redistricting plan.
House Democrats criticized the redistricting plans for maintaining Republican dominance of Indiana government and for giving Hoosiers very little time to review the new maps before rushing them into law.
Northwest Indiana likely will have at least one new state senator next year if the redistricting plan proposed Tuesday by the Senate Republican majority caucus is enacted into law.
Many of the speakers at the public hearing expressed disappointment that they weren’t able to see proposed boundaries yet for the districts the Legislature is drawing.
Gov. Eric Holcomb was surrounded Tuesday by Northwest Indiana children's health advocates, Chicago hospital leaders, and Region lawmakers as he ceremonially signed House Enrolled Act 1305.
Members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, including several Northwest Indiana lawmakers, are set to participate in the first of three virtual town hall meetings at 5 p.m. Region time Thursday.
House Bill 1453 would replace the nine-member Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission with a seven-member commission and eliminate the members selected by lawyers and judges working in Lake County.
Lawmakers gave final approval to Senate Enrolled Act 28 Thursday, voting to send it to Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb to be signed into law.
The Republican-controlled chamber agreed to change House Bill 1453 by making the new Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission a seven-member body, instead of a five-member body.
Senate Enrolled Act 35 reinstates the process for the Lake County Commissioners to veto an ordinance approved by the Lake County Council, and for the council to override the commissioners' veto.
House Bill 1033 would eliminate the current state statutory requirement that mandates members of police and fire departments live within 50 miles of where they are employed.
Senate Bill 28 prohibits individuals who owe tax debts from bidding on properties at county tax sales and bars ineligible bidders from hiding behind a business or corporate entity to acquire properties.
Those interested in attending must register in advance online at in.gov/H14 to receive a link to view the legislative forum.
Senate Bill 70, sponsored by state Sen. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, would eliminate the $3.7 million supplemental property tax levy collected by Lake County and distributed to public school corporations throughout the county.
A Northwest Indiana state senator reelected last week to a second four-year term has been chosen by his colleagues to help lead the Senate Democratic Caucus.
An Indiana legislative panel is set to decide this month whether to support Lake County's request for a new judicial magistrate.
The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr. for 30 days after determining Hill committed multiple acts of misdemeanor battery by groping four women.
A new Indiana law requires the drinking water equipment at every public and private school in Indiana be tested at least once for lead contamination, with Lake County schools subject to regular, ongoing water tests.
State lawmakers representing Hammond, Whiting and East Chicago are holding two town halls meeting Saturday to update their constituents on the…
Five Lake County lawmakers are holding a public forum on the work of the 2020 Indiana General Assembly at 12 p.m. Saturday at the Glen Theater in Gary.
Every public school in Indiana may be required to have its water taps and fixtures tested for lead and copper contamination by 2023.
Off-duty police officers would be allowed to carry handguns while gambling at Indiana casinos under legislation approved Wednesday by a Senate committee.