victoria spartz Environmentalists Say Drain Maintenance Bill Could Hurt Wetlands By Rebecca Thiele • Feb 25, 2020 A seemingly simple bill to help local governments cut costs when repairing drains is working its way through the state legislature. But environmentalists worry it could harm the state’s wetlands. Senate GOP Guts Pregnancy Accommodations Bill, A Holcomb Priority By Brandon Smith • Feb 4, 2020 Senate Republicans gutted a bill Monday that would have required employers to reasonably accommodate pregnant employees’ needs. Good-Bye State Board? Education Leaders Consider Big Governance Shift Ahead Of 2020 By Jeanie Lindsay • Oct 3, 2019 Indiana’s governor will appoint the next leader of the state department of education in 2021, and that’s prompted lawmakers to consider merging three key state education groups to better align education policymaking and oversight power in the state. Dark Box Tax Assessments Bill Passes The Senate, Moves To House By Samantha Horton • Feb 27, 2019 A bill creating a uniform property value assessment passed smoothly through the Senate Tuesday afternoon. The legislation aims to help local governments struggling against retailers who want even lower taxes.