Indiana Legislature

Brandon Smith

The Indiana General Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that would give money to adult high school programs to reward student achievement. If signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb, it would create the Workforce Diploma Reimbursement Program.

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate reached a final agreement Tuesday on what will likely be the state’s next two-year budget.

State Representative David Frizzell Resigning

Apr 18, 2019
Brandon Smith

Rep. David Frizzell (R-Indianapolis) will resign from his seat later this year, halfway through his term. 

Public Gets Final Chance To Testify On State Budget

Apr 18, 2019
Brandon Smith

The public got its last chance Thursday to weigh in on the budget bill as lawmakers finalize the state’s new two-year, $34 billion spending plan.

Brandon Smith

Indiana budget writers will have about $100 million less to work with than previously anticipated.

A new revenue forecast unveiled Wednesday will help determine what Indiana’s new state budget will look like.

Leising's Campaign For Cursive Writing Continues

Apr 17, 2019

Cursive writing is back on the discussion table at the statehouse, as one lawmaker continues her nearly decade-long campaign to require Hoosier schools teach cursive writing.

Fertility Fraud Bills Heads To Governor's Desk

Apr 16, 2019

A bill creating civil and criminal penalties for fertility fraud is headed to the governor’s desk.

Senate Passes Two-Year State Budget

Apr 16, 2019

The Senate passed its version of the state budget for the next two years. Democrats are banking on getting some last minute changes ahead of Wednesday’s updated revenue forecast.

The session’s gaming bill passed the House Monday. But many supporters say they want a number of changes to the final version of the bill.

Senate Republicans rejected more than two dozen amendments offered by Democrats to the budget bill Monday.

Lending Expansion Bill Dies In The Indiana House

Apr 15, 2019
Samantha Horton

A bill that would have expanded what consumer advocates call predatory lending practices died in the Indiana House Monday.

House Unanimously Passes Bill To Help Foster Parents

Apr 15, 2019

The House unanimously approved a bill that makes a number of changes to Indiana’s foster system – including giving foster parents more of a voice.

A bill to provide payouts for people wrongly convicted of a crime passed the Senate. Democrats raised concerns about its definition of “actually innocent.”

Senate Republicans released their budget proposal, with more money for schools over the next two years. Gaming legislation went through major changes. And an expansion of the state’s Stand Your Ground law is headed back to the House.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

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Senate Republicans released their budget proposal Thursday and it includes more money for teacher appreciation grants, and changes to funding for virtual schools.

The Senate GOP budget would send $535 million more dollars to schools over the next two years - a slight increase compared to the House proposal.

But the Senate plan would also cut the amount of money that goes to virtual schools based on student enrollment.

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