General Assembly

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The Indiana Senate Monday passed an amendment to prevent some medical facilities from seeing a reduction in reimbursements. The language came as an update to legislation on surprise billing. 

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A measure to restrict local governments from creating regulations on landlords passed out of the Indiana House Monday. That’s despite pushback from several hundred housing, legal and other organizations. 

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A proposal to require teachers who carry guns in school to receive specialized training is being scrapped, as a key lawmaker raises concerns the legislation is overly-specific.

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Uncertainty over Curtis Hill’s future as attorney general. Calls for greater accountability of virtual charter schools. And a fix to Indiana’s welfare eligibility laws.

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Senate Republicans gutted protections for pregnant workers and killed a syringe exchange bill. And the House sent legislation to the governor shielding teachers and schools from poor test scores as the session’s first half ended.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

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The Senate Corrections Committee passes two controversial bills. Speed cameras legislation moves forward. And the state’s longest-serving legislator announces this session will be his last.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

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After proposing more than 100 education bills, lawmakers face a key legislative deadline next week. House lawmakers proposed fewer education-focused bills than the Senate, but only about a dozen made it through to the session’s next half. 

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A Senate committee approved a bill Tuesday that retaliates against Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears over his decision not to prosecute simple marijuana possession.

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The longest-serving lawmaker in the history of the Indiana General Assembly will retire after this year.