The four-month-long 2023 session that begins in early January will focus on drafting a new state budget, with Democrats calling for a pause on debating contentious social issues after Republican lawmakers pushed through the state’s abortion ban over the summer.
Despite negative impacts, Indiana’s largest employers didn’t weigh in publicly on the state’s new abortion law while it was being debated.
Data privacy—a topic of keen interest to Indiana’s tech companies—will be on the agenda when the Indiana Technology and Innovation Association hosts its annual conference later this month at 16 Tech.
Just one day after a House committee stripped and replaced the Senate’s bill with their own version, Senators voted 10-1 to do the same to the House version Wednesday.
In this week’s podcast, IBJ Editor Lesley Weidenbener—in for vacationing host Mason King—talks about the upcoming special session with Peter Blanchard, IBJ’s new Statehouse reporter, and managing editor Greg Weaver, who has spent much of his career writing about and editing reporters who cover Indiana politics.
Tax cuts, employer vaccine mandates and various social issues dominated the 2022 Indiana General Assembly. But a divide between Republican leadership in the House and Senate also set the tone.
Filmmaker Angelo Pizzo, Rep. Bob Morris and lobbyist Tony Samuel explain how an underdog proposal to attract movie business became a new law.
Eligible productions could include film, television, music or digital media. State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) said the legislation could make Indiana a leading state for film and media production.
The Senate rejected an amendment by Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., to strip earmarks from the legislation. Braun said they encompassed 367 pages that weighed five pounds and showed “the swamp is rising again.”
The plan would cut the income tax rate to 3.15% from 3.23% for 2023, which would amount to a $40 savings for those with $50,000 in taxable income. The tax rate would be cut further in 2025, 2027 and 2029, but only if state tax revenue grows by at least 2% in the previous budget year.
The bill’s provisions would allow anyone age 18 or older to carry a handgun in public except for reasons such as having a felony conviction, facing a restraining order from a court or having a dangerous mental illness.
Congress mustered rare bipartisan support for the Postal Service package, dropping some of the more controversial proposals to settle on core ways to save the service and ensure its future operations.
The Indiana House and Senate have both approved a measure that would reduce the tax on disposable e-cigarettes from 25% of the wholesale price to 15%.
Republican House Speaker Todd Huston said Thursday that even if language from House Bill 1134 is brought back in another proposal, it’s “highly unlikely” that House Republicans would be on board.
The largest concentrations of affected Delphi retirees are in Michigan (5,859), Ohio (5,181) and Indiana (4,044).
The proposal, authored by Republican Rep. Jack Jordan of Bremen, aims to codify the First Amendment and U.S. Supreme Court precedents into Indiana law, which Jordan said should guide college campus policies and ensure that free speech applies equally for all students.
A bill that seeks to require public comment at school meetings advanced to the Indiana governor’s desk after lawmakers gave their final approval Wednesday.
The provisions would allow anyone age 18 or older to carry a handgun in public except for reasons such as having a felony conviction, facing a restraining order from a court or having a dangerous mental illness.
Indiana lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a Republican-backed bill that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity.
The Indiana Senate passed a watered-down version of the House Republicans’ bill to limit employer vaccine mandates, sending it back to the House where its future is cloudy.