2020 Indiana General Assembly

The Indiana House approved a surplus spending bill Monday. It now goes to the Senate.

Senate Democrats Pitch Their Teacher Pay Proposals

Jan 9, 2020

Indiana Senate Democrats offered their plans Thursday to boost teacher pay – in both the short term and the long term.

Lawmakers have proposed a measure to create a curriculum for high schoolers to explore careers in energy and utilities. The Senate Committee on Education and Career Development discussed the bill Wednesday.

A state Senate committee is considering a bill that would exempt hybrid and electric motorcycles from paying an annual fee. The fee collects money for roads from hybrid and electric vehicle owners who don’t pay as much in gas taxes as other drivers. 

The 2020 legislative session begins Monday as lawmakers gather in Indianapolis for a short session, which is slated to end in mid-March.

Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) will lead his colleagues as Speaker of the House after 2020, but some public education advocates are wary of his ties to a controversial education figure in Indiana. 

More Gaming Industry Changes Possible In Legislature

Jan 2, 2020

Lawmakers in 2019 passed gaming legislation that was called the most transformative measure for the industry in decades.

Gov. Eric Holcomb is defending his timeline to hold off on taking significant statewide action on teacher pay raises until 2021, despite calls from teachers to send more funding support to schools in 2020 when lawmakers aren’t likely to open the state budget.

Lawmakers will likely file legislation in the 2020 session over proposed rules at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for Hoosiers to change the gender on their driver’s license.

New Money For Needed Voting Machines Unlikely In 2020

Dec 27, 2019

It’s unlikely the General Assembly will give counties more money in the 2020 session for new voting machines.

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On last month’s conversation with Purdue President Mitch Daniels, we chatted about the way the school is now tracking incidents involving electric scooters and motorized skateboards. Now, the school has convened a task force to determine whether new rules need to be made regarding their use – to keep both riders and drivers safer.

We cover that on this edition of WBAA’s Monthly Conversation with Mitch Daniels, as well as how the school’s interest in bulking up its contracts with global defense companies aligns with a newly-announced directive by Governor Eric Holcomb to triple the number of federal dollars coming to Indiana for defense.

Holcomb To Unveil 2020 Agenda Tuesday In Terre Haute

Dec 9, 2019

Gov. Eric Holcomb will unveil his legislative and administrative agenda for 2020 Tuesday.

It’s likely to build on the themes Holcomb’s focused on throughout his term.

All IN: 2020 Legislative Session Preview

Dec 4, 2019

 

 

Indiana lawmakers have revealed their agendas for the 2020 legislative session. Today we outline the issues lawmakers are expected to focus on, including healthcare costs and gun safety measures.

Hoosier teachers looking to the General Assembly to boost educator salaries in the 2020 session shouldn’t hold out hope.

Todd Huston Chosen As Next Indiana House Speaker

Dec 2, 2019

Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) will be the next speaker of the Indiana House.

Huston’s GOP colleagues named him heir apparent to retiring Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) at a private meeting Monday.

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