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.
An Indiana Senate bill looks to provide incentives to encourage counties to adopt developer-friendly ordinances for solar and wind projects, but local objections persist.
The proposed changes could have big impacts for lawmakers, as the bill’s language would change the formula used to calculate pay raises for many–from the governor down to each legislator.
The proposal would prohibit most retail sales of cats, dogs and rabbits in the city, but could be blocked by possible statewide legislation that is under consideration at the Indiana Statehouse.
House Bill 1143, which sought to establish “The Hoosier State” as Indiana’s official nickname, died in a House government committee Tuesday after historians raised questions about the “Hoosier” origin story outlined within the proposal.
The Legislature is considering a bill that put Indiana on a list of more than a dozen other states that expressly prohibit or sharply limit non-compete agreements for physicians and other patient-care professionals.
Bill author Rep. Kendall Culp, R-Rensselaer, said the detailed data would serve as a foundation for future efforts to preserve farmland, even floating an incentive program for those wishing to sell.
A data privacy bill died in the House last year, but a Fort Wayne lawmaker said she did “an entire rewrite” before introducing a new version of the bill this year, and she’s optimistic it will gain more support.
A new study projects homeowners’ bills payable this year could increase as much as 15%. That’s more than double what previous reports estimated for the upcoming bills.
The vote puts Indiana on track to join several other states that have recently adopted financial literacy graduation requirements.
It’s the latest in a series of bills meant to address the high cost of health care in Indiana, as well as the physician shortage and patients’ rights.
Dozens of bills are already advancing through committees and legislative chambers halfway through the third week of Indiana’s 2023 session.
A national pet brand chain is a driving force behind two Indiana bills that would block local communities from enforcing outright bans on the retail sale of pets. Such ordinances already exist in cities like Bloomington and Carmel
Property owners and environmental advocates are clashing over a bill that would repeal a requirement for local officials to use the latest statewide floodplain maps when deciding new construction projects.
Not-for-profit organizations in Indiana would be permitted to keep the identity of their members and donors secret under a bill now advancing through the Indiana General Assembly.
After unveiling his 2023 Next Level Agenda on Wednesday, Gov. Eric Holcomb said a bill would be introduced in this year’s legislative session to designate the breaded pork tenderloin as Indiana’s official state sandwich.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett is asking lawmakers to consider the city’s infrastructure, housing, public safety and public health priorities.