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Wading through Indiana’s wetlands

Indiana’s environmental landscape has been a topic of debate during the 2024 legislative session, with the environmental bill Act (HEA) 1383 fast-tracked through both chambers before recess.

After hours of testimony, bill prohibiting dedicated lanes for public transportation passes Senate committee

By BENJAMIN THORP A senate committee voted Thursday to approve a bill that prohibits dedicated lanes for public transportation.  Those opposed to the bill say it...

Committees have a lot of power at the Indiana Statehouse: Here’s what you need to know

By REBECCA THIELE Legislative committees are important. They’re the first time bills are heard and often the only times the public can speak for or...

With House Republicans in turmoil, colleagues implore GOP holdouts not to shut down government

By LISA MASCARO and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Working furiously to take control of a House in disarray, allies of Speaker Kevin...

Pelosi says she’ll run for reelection in 2024 as Democrats try to win back House majority

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she will run for reelection to another term in...

Just days to spare, Senate gives final approval to debt ceiling deal, sending it to Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off a U.S. default, the Senate has given final approval to a debt ceiling and budget cuts package. It's now on its way to President Joe Biden's desk to become law before a fast-approaching deadline. The Senate ground through late-night voting Thursday to wrap up work on the hard-fought deal. The compromise package negotiated between Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy leaves neither Republicans nor Democrats fully pleased with the outcome. But the result cuts spending for two years and suspends the debt limit until 2025 after the next presidential election. Biden says he will sign it into law as soon as possible.

Legislation could heavily impact Black community

Several bills that could have a significant impact on Black Hoosiers have made it through one half of the legislative process and are now...

Indiana veterans voice concerns about Senate bill

On the surface, Senate Bill 316 sounds like something all veterans could rally behind. Essentially, the bill would expand the number of Hoosier veterans...

Todd Young discusses GOP’s future with minority Republicans

A group of about 15 minority Republicans met with Sen. Todd Young on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to discuss the future of the...

Proposal to protect renters approved by city council but faces uncertain future

A set of proposals pushed by Mayor Joe Hogsett and passed by the Indianapolis City-County Council on Feb. 24 are meant to further protect...
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