In her current post as president at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, Pam Whitten appointed a task force to address racial challenges and opportunities on campus and created the Radow Institute for Social Equity to find solutions for dealing with social justice and inequity issues.
The Indiana House and Senate voted to override GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of a bill giving legislators more authority to intervene during emergencies declared by the governor. The conflict ultimately may be decided in court.
A Republican senator won initial approval this week for an amendment that would require IndyGo to pay public utilities to relocate utility services to make way for new transit lines, a move that Democrats say goes against standard practice.
A strong coalition of renewable energy developers, major businesses and manufacturers could not muster enough support in the Indiana Senate on Tuesday to pass a bill that would have shifted some local control over the siting of wind and solar farms to the state.
The House version of the budget, which passed in late February, included a cigarette tax increase of 50 cents per pack—and even that wasn’t nearly as much as tax advocates had hoped for.
Rep. Jim Pressel, who chairs the House Roads and Transportation Committee, will not schedule the measure for a vote by Thursday’s deadline, his spokesman said Wednesday, effectively killing the bill, which has already passed the Senate.
Under one proposal, county commissioners or city councils would be allowed to approve or reject restrictions called for by local health departments, if those restrictions were more stringent than the governor’s.
Gov. Eric Holcomb will now get the chance to follow through on his pledge to veto a bill that would give state lawmakers the power to call themselves into session during public emergencies. The measure ultimately may be challenged in court as unconstitutional.