Indiana Speaker of the House

An Hour With Brian Bosma

Jul 22, 2020

Brian Bosma retires from the Indiana General Assembly next week as the longest-serving House Speaker in state history.

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Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) will lead his colleagues as Speaker of the House after 2020, but some public education advocates are wary of his ties to a controversial education figure in Indiana. 

The name Tony Bennett brings on a passionate response from public school teachers. He’s a former state superintendent of public instruction, known for his work on education reforms many Hoosier schools are still grappling with today. 

According to the former president of the state’s largest teachers union, Teresa Meredith, he championed many changes that frustrated educators.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House Ethics Committee has hired an outside attorney to investigate allegations that House Speaker Brian Bosma used campaign funds to collect unflattering information about a former intern who claims she had a sexual encounter with him decades ago.