Karen Tallian

Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) became the first Democrat to announce a 2020 bid for Attorney General Wednesday.

General Assembly Passes Two-Year Budget

Apr 25, 2019

Hoosiers now know what the state budget will look like for the next two years. It boosts funding for education, but schools with declining enrollment will still lose money.

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate reached a final agreement Tuesday on what will likely be the state’s next two-year budget.

Senate Passes Two-Year State Budget

Apr 16, 2019

The Senate passed its version of the state budget for the next two years. Democrats are banking on getting some last minute changes ahead of Wednesday’s updated revenue forecast.

Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) is "uneasy" with a bill that gives people $50,000 for each year they were wrongfully imprisoned. (FILE PHOTO: Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Some state senators pushed back Thursday on a bill that provides payouts to innocent people wrongfully imprisoned.

Two state Senate bills that help define the boundaries of Lake Michigan’s shoreline passed in committee Monday. This comes in the same week the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a dispute over Lake Michigan beach access. 

The 2019 budget-writing session of the General Assembly will begin Jan. 3. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Growth in corporate tax collections – the third largest source of state revenue – is expected to stall in the second year of Indiana’s next budget.

It’s partly why lawmakers face a tight budget - and some say ongoing tax cuts are to blame.

In the next state budget’s second year, corporate income tax growth is projected to be just 0.3 percent, an expected increase of just $2 million.

Lawmakers Face Tight Budget After New Revenue Forecast

Dec 17, 2018
State fiscal analysts present the State Budget Committee with a new revenue forecast. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A new state revenue forecast gave lawmakers good news and bad news Monday. The good news: Indiana will have more than $800 million in new money for the next state budget.

The 2019 legislative session gets underway January 3. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Department of Child Services delivered its funding request earlier this week – asking for $286 million more a year, for the next two years.

Independent evaluator Paul Vincent (center left) and DCS Director Terry Stigdon (center right) discuss DCS issues with Indiana's Legislative Council. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says he’s “disturbed” previous administrations ignored reports on the Department of Child Services.

Democratic lawmakers question whether this time will be different.