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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s law license will be suspended for 30 days and automatically reinstated.

The Indiana Supreme Court handed down its decision Monday.

The leaders of Indiana’s two major political parties want all Hoosiers to be able to vote by mail in May’s primary.

Republican legislative leaders say Indiana made huge gains in health care and education in the 2020 legislative session. But Democrats decry missed opportunities.

Health care facilities that perform abortions will now have procedures to follow for burying and cremating fetal remains based on legislation headed to the governor’s desk.

Bill To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Headed To Governor

Mar 12, 2020

Indiana’s legal age to smoke and vape will soon be 21, in alignment with federal law.

Controversial Coal Bill Awaits Holcomb's Signature

Mar 11, 2020

The state House and Senate voted to send a controversial bill on coal plant closures to the governor Tuesday. The original version of the bill aimed to keep coal plants open until Indiana could come up with a statewide energy plan. 

Hands-Free Driving Law Heads To Governor

Mar 11, 2020

Indiana is just the stroke of a pen away from becoming the 22nd state to ban cell phone use while driving unless hands-free.

There was a changing of the guard at the Statehouse Monday as Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) became the new Speaker of the Indiana House.

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

House Passes Health Care Transparency Database Bill

Mar 4, 2020

House lawmakers moved forward with a bill Tuesday aimed at increasing the transparency of health care costs in the state.

Houses Passes Bill To Extend Syringe Exchanges

Mar 4, 2020

Indiana’s syringe exchange programs are one step closer to staying open another year. The Indiana House passed a bill Tuesday that includes language to extend the programs.

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit aimed at Attorney General Curtis Hill and the state of Indiana Monday over groping allegations against Hill.

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. 

Curtis Hill would be forced to step down as attorney general if his license was suspended for at least a month under an amendment passed by the House Monday. It follows a disciplinary hearing officer’s recommendation last month of a 60-day suspension. 

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.