IBJ Podcast: The session so far—health care, teacher evaluations and hands-free phone use

Lawmakers are meeting for their short session and are considering bills to ban handheld mobile-phone use while driving, require more transparency in health care and decouple student test scores from teacher evaluations.

And they’re also spending money (even though this isn’t a budget year) on some university construction and other special projects. That’s cash from the state’s budget surplus, and the spending will prevent the state from borrowing money for the projects.

IBJ’s Statehouse reporter Lindsey Erdody breaks down what bills are moving, which ones already are dead and what’s about to hit Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk.

You can also read Lindsey’s deep dive on the health care legislation at IBJ.com.

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