Indiana General Assembly

Politics & Government
8:16 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Gay Marriage Advocates, Opponents Prepare for 2014

Advocates on both sides of Indiana’s same sex marriage debate are preparing for a fight after the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings Wednesday clear the way for the states to decide the marriage question.


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Politics & Government
11:00 am
Mon June 17, 2013

State Legislators to Hold Hearings on ISTEP+ Glitches

Indiana Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn)

In the wake of ISTEP testing disruptions that have called into question the validity of this year’s tests, the General Assembly this week will hold the first of two hearings investigating the issue.

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Politics & Government
5:37 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Legislature Overrides Pence's Tax Bill Veto

The General Assembly Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to override Governor Mike Pence’s veto of a tax bill, with Republican leaders saying the legislation is the best fix to a tax problem.


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Politics & Government
4:42 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Pence Announces Public-Private Bioscience Venture

Governor Mike Pence says the creation of a new Biosciences Research Institute announced Thursday will create jobs, attract investment and talent from around the globe and help retain the state’s top graduates.  It’s being called the first industry-led life sciences research institute in the country.


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Politics & Government
2:52 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Planned Parenthood Case

Planned Parenthood of Indiana President Betty Cockrum.

Hoosier women receiving health services from Planned Parenthood of Indiana will not be at risk of losing that access after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in a case challenging an Indiana law attempting to halt state funding to the organization.


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Politics & Government
2:35 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

State Committee Will Investigate ISTEP+ Issues

State legislative leaders say they’re looking for answers behind recent problems with ISTEP testing that disrupted the exams of thousands of Hoosier students, and they’re forming a study committee to investigate.


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Politics & Government
2:13 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Legislature Prepares to Set Summer Schedule

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Top state lawmakers will meet at the Statehouse this week to establish the General Assembly’s top priorities for this summer’s study committees, but some are worried about the high number of issues they’ll have to consider this year.

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Politics & Government
10:10 am
Wed May 15, 2013

BMV Halts Negotiations on Specialty Plates

Three Indiana groups whose specialty license plates were suspended last year have been told negotiations to recover them are off.

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