Rodric Bray

(Zach Herndon/WTIU)

A top lawmaker in Indiana is warning schools they could lose out on 15 percent of state funding if they start the new school year only online. 

Sen. President Pro Tempore Rod Bray (R-Martinsville) sent a letter to school leaders Thursday, saying they could risk up to 15 percent of their state funding if they do not offer in-person classes this fall.

Indiana lawmakers say they’ll push forward with legislation to increase the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21.

That’s despite Congress already making that change to federal law.

Indiana will have a new Speaker of the House in the next few months as Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced his retirement Tuesday.

House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says he will personally push to increase the legal smoking and vaping age in Indiana from 18 to 21.

State Sen. Randy Head To Leave General Assembly

Jul 29, 2019

The Indiana Senate is losing one of its leaders.

Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) announced Monday he will step down in August.

Sen. Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) and Sen. Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) discuss a change made to the hate crimes bill. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana Senate Democrats say their Republican colleagues threw a hate crimes bill “in the trash” Tuesday.

Gun Carry Recommendations Include Hurdles To License

Oct 30, 2017

A special legislative study committee wrapped up three months of work this week. The panel declined to get specific on a recommendation to eliminate Indiana’s handgun license requirement, opting instead to make recommendations on studying current hurdles to getting a gun license.

The joint committee adopted the report after hearing hours of testimony from both sides on the issue of repealing a law requiring a license to carry handguns in public.