General Assembly

Cell phone ban, pregnancy accommodations face Indiana debates

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Indiana lawmakers are back in the Statehouse to discuss bill on handheld devices, vaping/tobacco products and pregnancy accomodations.Read more

Big Indiana teacher protest didn't prompt funding action

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Several thousand teachers at a boisterous Statehouse rally put complaints about their treatment in front of Indiana lawmakers as this year’s legislative session started.Read more

Lawmakers pass bill to wait on teacher evaluations based on ILEARN results

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After Gov. Holcomb's signature on the bill, schools will not be held accountable for poor performance on ILEARN from the past two school years.Read more


Push dropped for Indiana law requiring youth bicycle helmets

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Republican Rep. Randy Frye of Greensburg says he modified his bill to focus on providing free helmets to youths because many legislators considered requiring a helmet...Read more

Law enforcement applauds proposed cell phone ban for motorists

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If it passes, the new law would make it easier for police to write tickets because they would no longer have to prove someone is texting.Read more

Indiana House mulls new law to limit Lake Michigan beach access

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A new bill in the General Assembly would give up the state's ownership of large swaths of Lake Michigan shoreline to private property owners if their deeds indicate the...Read more

Indiana lawmaker seeking end of state's US Senate primaries

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A state senator is pushing for the elimination of Indiana’s primary elections for U.S. Senate and proposing that political parties select candidates at conventions.Read more

New abortion ban bill introduced in Indiana House

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An Indiana bill banning abortion was introduced in the General Assembly Thursday.Read more

Questions raised over bill to extend Indiana voting hours

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Supporters of extended voting hours say they believed it could help boost Indiana’s voting turnout that has been among the country’s lowest.Read more


Indiana resisting marijuana trend of neighboring states

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Indiana’s Republican leaders say they oppose taking steps to follow Michigan and Illinois in legalizing marijuana use.Read more

Indiana lawmakers support raising legal age for tobacco use

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Indiana lawmakers are voicing support for raising the state’s legal age to buy tobacco and vaping products.Read more