The committee will study growth trends in rural, suburban and urban communities, food security issues, factors that developers consider in siting projects and ways in which communities can overcome barriers to attract appropriate economic development.
State lawmakers pass bill that stops Indy’s ‘no-turn-on-red’ proposal
A Republican state legislator and former Indianapolis City-County Council member is on the verge of thwarting an attempt by Indianapolis lawmakers to install no-turn-on-red signs at nearly 200 downtown intersections.Read More
Revised state budget expands school voucher funding, accelerates income tax cuts
The $44.5 billion spending plan restores measures coveted by Republican leaders in both chambers, a reflection of the April state revenue forecast that showed Indiana is expected to receive an additional $1.5 billion in revenue over the next two fiscal years.Read More
Indiana Senate budget strips proposed funding for Martin University
Indiana’s only predominately Black university is slated to miss out on a $10 million cash infusion under a budget proposal introduced by Senate Republicans on Friday.Read More
Senate Enrolled Act 8 is part of a sweeping effort this year by the Indiana General Assembly to bring down the cost of health care across the state, where prices are among the highest in the country.
Some state lawmakers tried and failed to pass legislation that would have prevented Indianapolis from enforcing its ordinance. But the legislator who authored the bill says he plans to try again next year.
The spending plan includes $60 million for Indiana University to construct “school of science instructional and research building” and $60 million for Purdue to add an “academic and student success building.”
Under the proposal, the revenue could only be used in the Mile Square for services that are now provided by the not-for-profit Downtown Indy Inc., such as cleanliness initiatives, homelessness outreach and providing “safety ambassadors.”
House Bill 1008 has been significantly watered down since it was first introduced, but Republicans say the anti-ESG legislation still accomplishes its intent.
A projected $1.5 billion in new revenue will add new drama to the final week of this year’s legislative session as the Indiana General Assembly grapples with how much to raise funding for public health, education and debt obligations.
Indiana lawmakers removed controversial language from a bill that would have effectively stripped protections for certain wetlands, but Republican leadership in both the House and Senate expressed support for reviving the language.
The most glaring contrast between the Senate and House proposals is the way in which they intend to expand funding to charter schools.
Legislation related to Kratom, picketing, birth control and speed limits appear to be among the casualties of this session, although some of the language could be revived in so-called “zombie bills.”
A bill that would allow Indiana tech parks to capture a larger share of tax revenue is poised to become law after the Senate voted unanimously Monday to advance the legislation to the governor’s office.
Indiana is following California’s lead in moving toward regulating third-party food delivery providers by requiring them to get written consent from restaurants to deliver their food.
The measure would have established a prosecutor commission and review board with the goal of dealing with prosecutors who won’t pursue certain cases. Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears, for instance, has pledged not to prosecute simple marijuana possession cases.
A bill designed to prevent the state’s pension fund from working with asset managers that use environmental, social and governmental considerations in their investment strategies was advanced by the Indiana Senate Pensions and Labor Committee on Wednesday.
City officials, local government advocates and several Democrats serving on the House Roads and Transportation committee voiced deep concerns Tuesday over the language in the amendment.
Democrats, environmental groups and business leaders are denouncing a bill that they say would further erode protections for Indiana’s already shrinking wetlands.
The number of taxis on Indianapolis streets has decreased by 80% in the last decade, prompting the City-County Council to consider changes to help traditional taxis better compete with ride-sharing services.
A bill advancing through the Legislature would add natural gas to the list of clean-energy projects state utility regulators could consider for a financial incentive known as “construction work in progress,” or CWIP for short.