Sen. James Buck of Kokomo said delegates at a state party convention would select the best Senate candidates and that eliminating primary campaigns would make running for office less costly.
Indiana utilities would be prevented from shutting down coal-fired plants under new bill
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, comes as several large Indiana utilities are planning to shut down thousands of megawatts of coal-fired generating capacity in coming years in favor of cleaner or cheaper fuel sources.Read More
A top legislative priority for House Republicans faced some push back this week from the very professionals lawmakers believed they would be helping with the measure.
Republicans hold a supermajority in both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly. But the leadership support doesn’t make the bill a slam dunk.
Some state lawmakers want to require paper tickets, but event organizers say they can easily be manipulated and duplicated. Digital ticketing reduces fraud, they say.
Young is out front nationally on a key anti-smoking platform: Raising the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21.
The Legislative Council, which is composed of members of both parties and chambers in the Indiana General Assembly, on Tuesday approved a 10-page list of topics that lawmakers will study for proposed legislation next year.
Gov. Eric Holcomb declined to say why he signed the law, which allows dealers to charge up to $200 in document fees per transaction. A flurry of lawsuits has been filed against the practice.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is expected to sign 30 bills Monday afternoon, including the legislation that creates funding plans for most of a $360 million renovation of Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the construction of a $150 million soccer stadium for the Indy Eleven.
Podcast host Mason King talks with IBJ reporters Lindsey Erdody and Mickey Shuey about the legislation the General Assembly passed to help fund a 25-year, $800 million deal with the Indiana Pacers.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the state's attempt to ban a second-trimester abortion procedure, a day after the governor signed the measure into law.
The Indiana General Assembly ended the 2019 legislative session Wednesday night after passing a $34.6 billion two-year budget with an emphasis on K-12 school funding.
The Indiana House and Senate approved a bill Wednesday afternoon that creates a special food hall permit meant to benefit the $300 million Bottleworks project in downtown Indianapolis.
Republican leaders on Tuesday afternoon released the final version of the two-year Indiana budget, which includes $539 million in additional base funding for K-12 education, and described it as a historic amount of funding for education.
State lawmakers have given their final approval to legislation that creates funding plans for most of a $360 million renovation of Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the construction of a $150 million soccer stadium for the Indy Eleven.
State lawmakers are done making changes to legislation that would provide millions in additional revenue to the Capital Improvement Board, help keep the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis for the next 25 years and potentially support a permanent soccer stadium for the Indy Eleven.
Before the bill was voted on in the Senate, legislators approved an amendment that could send the legislation to a summer study committee without imposing a tax this year.
The updated legislation also would decrease the fee that the owner of the two casinos in Gary would have to pay in order to move a casino from Lake Michigan to a more convenient interstate location.
The Indiana Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill allowing felony charges in cases of deception involving human sperm, eggs or embryos.