The Legislature is considering a bill that could give tourism groups statewide another tool in trying to lure dozens of additional events every year.
Lawmakers consider offering remote workers $15K to move here
One piece of an extensive piece of legislation to restructure the incentive toolkit of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. would create a statewide remote-worker grant program.Read More
Key GOP senator proposes brief summer reprieve from sales tax
Senate Bill 325, authored by Republican Sen. Travis Holdman, chairman of the powerful Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee, would make any retail item purchased July 15-31 exempt from Indiana’s 7% sales tax.Read More
House leader eyes income tax cut amid rosy fiscal forecast
Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston says the state’s burgeoning surplus, forecast to grow to $5.1 billion by the end of June, gives him even more reason to pursue tax cuts.Read More
Indiana officials projecting big jump in budget surplus
The State Budget Committee on Thursday projected booming growth in Indiana’s budget surplus, setting up a debate during the upcoming legislative session over possible tax cuts.Read More
Some teachers fear they would have to water down or eliminate lessons about important events in history if the state passes sweeping new regulations on how they may address race and racism.
The Indiana Senate will not consider contentious Republican-backed legislation that supporters say would have increased parental control over what their kids learn but that teachers and other critics say would have amounted to censorship.
The proposal, which would loosen Indiana’s already lenient firearms restrictions, passed on a largely party-line 63-29 vote despite the opposition of several major law enforcement organizations.
A controversial Indiana bill that Republican lawmakers contend would increase transparency around school curricula has drawn opposition from dozens of teachers who testified Monday at the Statehouse that the legislation would censor classroom instruction.
But some Republican legislators still want to cut what they consider the last blemish on the state’s otherwise business-friendly tax structure: the business personal property tax.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is again calling for legislation that it says would remove some of the local hurdles such projects now face.
The Indiana Senate’s top Republican said tax cuts and limits on employer vaccine mandates didn’t land on his priority list because they are “controversial” and “more complicated to work through.” But that won’t stop House Republicans from pursuing them.
Indiana lawmakers on Wednesday began debate on a Republican-backed bill that would require all school curricula to be posted online for parental review and ban schools’ ability to implement concepts like critical race theory.
A family feud broke out among Indiana Republicans this year when Gov. Eric Holcomb sued the Indiana General Assembly’s legislative leaders in his own party. He did so to challenge the constitutionality of a new law that weakens his emergency powers and was enacted by fellow Republicans over the governor’s veto.
For the past year, Indiana employers have faced the challenge of whether to enforce COVID-19 vaccination mandates on workers who say the vaccines violate their religious beliefs.
Many conservatives have criticized Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb for continuing to extend the monthly public health order, which he has renewed 20 times, although he has signaled he might not to do so again.
Business tax cuts and nixing government-imposed vaccine mandates will be among the legislative priorities for Indiana Chamber of Commerce next year, and top GOP lawmakers mostly appear to be on the same page.
Despite the state’s long-standing refusal to legalize marijuana, the Delta-8 THC derivative is being sold thanks to a legal gray area that many state officials would rather not talk about.
Mike Leppert, a former lobbyist, has written a novel, “Flipping the Circle,” that tells a fictionalized version of efforts at the Indiana General Assembly to create a monopoly for e-liquid vaping products.
House Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown wants to explore expanding Indiana’s 7% sales tax to services, which potentially could be anything from haircuts to hospital stays, with the aim of lowering the overall sales tax rate.
Eyes will once again be on Indiana to see if lawmakers will loosen the state’s marijuana laws as neighboring states continue to cash in on legal weed.
Freshman Rep. John Jacob, himself a Republican, says Republican leaders “butchered” his legislative district and redrew it in a way that is designed to deny him re-election.
Democrat Rep. Justin Moed and former Democratic Senate candidate Ashley Eason have both publicly announced interest in running for the Indiana Senate in a new downtown Indianapolis district.