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Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Indiana doctors would be forced to tell patients about so-called “abortion reversal” protocols under legislation approved by the Senate Tuesday.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Religious organizations would be shielded from many health orders in future public emergencies under legislation approved by the House Tuesday.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

House lawmakers voted Tuesday to prioritize protecting monuments and statues across the state, even cutting off some funding from local governments that don’t.

Mareea Thomas / WNIN

Republican lawmakers want to require an extra check of a voter’s identification on absentee ballot applications. Supporters say it’s about election security. Opponents argue it will unfairly cost some Hoosiers their vote.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Legislation headed to the governor’s desk would allow lawmakers to call themselves into special session during a public emergency, like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brandon Smith / IPB News

Hoosiers got likely their last chance this session to testify on the new, two-year, $36 billion state budget Thursday.

(Brandon Smith/IPB News and Gov. Eric Holcomb's office)

Gov. Eric Holcomb and the legislature appear headed for a court battle over a bill that would allow lawmakers to call themselves into special session.

Brandon Smith / IPB News

Parents giving consent for their child for an abortion would have to get that consent notarized under legislation approved by a Senate panel Wednesday.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

Gov. Eric Holcomb will veto legislation that allows lawmakers to call themselves into special session during a public emergency.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

Neither the governor nor local officials could ever restrict worship services during a public emergency under a bill approved by a House panel Wednesday.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

Local health officials could no longer impose restrictions that go further than the state’s during a public health emergency under legislation approved by a House committee Wednesday. 

(Courtesy of the governor's office)

A private Republican caucus will choose Indiana’s newest state lawmaker Monday evening.

(Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor/Facebook)

Utility consumers and Indiana’s public finance arm will likely have a voice on a task force charged with developing the state’s energy policy. That’s according to an amended bill, HB 1220, that would extend the 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force for another two years.

Brandon Smith / IPB News

Indiana House Republicans refused to debate a redistricting reform proposal Thursday, using legislative procedure to block an amendment from House Democrats.

Legislation, HB 1152, to penalize fraud in the unemployment insurance system passed through the General Assembly and is on its way to Gov. Eric Holcomb. The Department of Workforce Development asked for the changes to go after people gaming the system.


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