Latest Indiana State General Assembly News

Court weighs groping suit against Indiana over ex-top lawyer

Dec. 02, 2021 18:05 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for women who say Indiana’s former attorney general drunkenly groped them argued Thursday that a federal appeals court should allow their lawsuit against the state over his actions to go forward on the grounds that they were state employees. ...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 30, 2021 14:16 PM EST

KPC News. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: State lawmakers should drop vaccine mandate ban This past week, Indiana lawmakers failed to reach a consensus in an effort to rush through legislation enacting a statewide ban on vaccine mandates. ...

Indiana lawmakers delay bill restricting COVID-19 mandates

Nov. 24, 2021 15:37 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor announced Wednesday he would extend the state's public health emergency for another month amid a stalled legislative proposal that would force businesses to grant COVID-19 vaccination requirement exemptions without any questions and block similar...

Indiana lawmakers to reconvene, look to end COVID-19 orders

Nov. 20, 2021 12:44 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature will reconvene late this month to consider ending the statewide COVID-19 public health emergency order that has been in place since March 2020, legislative leaders said Saturday. Senate President Pro Tem...

Indiana high court taking governor's suit over emergency law

Nov. 17, 2021 15:23 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The legal fight over the increased power Indiana legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies will be going before the state Supreme Court, although not for nearly five months. The state’s highest court issued an order...

Indiana governor, GOP lawmakers look to end COVID-19 orders

Nov. 16, 2021 17:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is facing pressure from fellow Republicans to end the statewide COVID-19 public health emergency order that’s been in place since March 2020 even as the state has seen a recent jump of infections and hospitalizations. Many...

Republican legislators split on prospects of Indiana tax cut

Nov. 15, 2021 16:38 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s fast-growing tax collections have some Republican lawmakers looking to push through tax cuts during the upcoming legislative session even as that move faces skepticism. The debate is a significant turnaround from a year ago when the...

Indiana Senate's former top Democrat won't seek reelection

Nov. 08, 2021 15:41 PM EST

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana state Senate’s former Democratic leader has decided he won’t seek reelection next year and leave the Legislature after 24 years. Sen. Tim Lanane of Anderson announced his decision Monday, saying he would finish his current term that...

Ex-Indiana House Speaker Bosma registers as paid lobbyist

Nov. 08, 2021 07:41 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former top Republican in the Indiana Legislature has registered as a paid Statehouse lobbyist a little more than a year after he left elected office. Former House Speaker Brian Bosma is working with 1816 Public Affairs Group, a lobbying firm...

Indiana U.S. Senate candidate says he smoked pot at concerts

Nov. 05, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana mayor acknowledged Friday he smoked marijuana at two recent Grateful Dead concerts in Chicago and pledged he would work to legalize marijuana nationwide if he wins election next year to the U.S. Senate. Hammond Mayor Thomas...