Latest Indiana State General Assembly News

Indiana bill ensuring free speech at colleges moves forward

Jan. 27, 2022 15:36 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A bill that doubles down on free speech rights at Indiana's public colleges and universities was advanced by state lawmakers Thursday. The proposal, authored by Republican Rep. Jack Jordan of Bremen, would make explicit in Indiana law that public colleges and...

Indiana lawmakers advance bill targeting K-12 curriculum

Jan. 26, 2022 18:30 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are moving forward with a series of contentious Republican-backed bills that they say would increase transparency of K-12 school curricula and restrict students from accessing “harmful materials” at libraries. One proposal, which was...

Indiana House moves bill aimed at school board meetings

Jan. 25, 2022 17:30 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators advanced a bill on Tuesday that would force public comment in school board meetings, while a separate proposal seeking to add political party identifications to what are now nonpartisan school board elections throughout the state was effectively abandoned....

GOP bill would tighten limits on Indiana mail-in voting

Jan. 25, 2022 16:14 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats and voting rights activists are objecting to a Republican-backed proposal that would require Indiana voters who request mail-in ballots to swear under possible penalty of perjury that they won’t be able to vote in person at any time during the 28 days before...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jan. 25, 2022 13:36 PM EST

The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette. Jan. 23, 2022. Editorial: Handcuffs on powers of governor ill-serve state Indiana’s governor oversees the day-to-day management of many of the agencies of state government, but not all. Independently elected Cabinet heads – such as...

Indiana lawmakers advance bill banning transgender athletes

Jan. 24, 2022 17:22 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers advanced a Republican-backed bill Monday that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity. The bill would prohibit students who were born male but identify as female from...

Indiana lawmakers waiting on Supreme Court abortion decision

Jan. 21, 2022 16:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are holding off on pursuing major anti-abortion action as they await a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could roll back abortion rights across the country. Republican legislators say they don’t want to take up new Indiana restrictions until...

Indiana House backs GOP tax cut plan that has uncertain fate

Jan. 20, 2022 15:41 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans pushed a plan for broad cuts to Indiana’s business and individual income taxes through the state House on Thursday, sending it to an uncertain fate in the GOP-dominated Senate. House members voted 68-25 mostly along party lines in favor of the...

Indiana lawmakers to weigh bill banning transgender athletes

Jan. 20, 2022 15:28 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers will consider a Republican-backed bill that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity. The proposal would prohibit students who were born male but identify as female from...

Indiana education groups mount opposition to curriculum bill

Jan. 20, 2022 14:48 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana teachers and others are mounting opposition to a House bill that Republican lawmakers say would increase transparency of school curricula, even after Senate leaders decided to effectively abandon their version of the legislation. The bill would require...