Indiana General Assembly

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Sen. Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) became the new Senate minority leader Friday – the first Black leader of a legislative caucus in state history.

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Republicans strengthened their grip on the Indiana House of Representatives in the 2020 election. The final Statehouse races were called Thursday.

Sen. Jim Merritt To Retire From Senate In November

Sep 9, 2020
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State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) announced Monday he is retiring after 30 years in the legislature. He said he will step down on Nov. 4.

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Rep. Dan Forestal (D-Indianapolis) announced Monday he is immediately resigning his seat in the Indiana House.

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The Indiana House honored the longest-serving lawmaker in state history Wednesday, Rep. Pat Bauer (D-South Bend).

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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. 

Bill To Make Major Child Labor Law Changes Advances

Mar 3, 2020
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A bill that would significantly reduce restrictions on teenage workers got one step closer to becoming law in the Indiana House on Monday. Among other things, it aims to remove student work permits by the summer of 2021. 

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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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Assessors in 13 of the state’s largest townships will keep their jobs after a bill to eliminate those positions was effectively killed off.

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Hoosiers could be fined up to $500 for using their cell phones while driving – unless hands-free – under a bill approved by the House.