Both residents and lawmakers say the bill is a positive step, but much work remains.
'Prepared for Environmental Change' is Indiana University's second Grand Challenges initiative, a $300 million undertaking started last year.
Lead paint was found on the exterior of 16 out of 27 emergency units.
The U.S. Steel plant in Portage, Indiana reported wastewater containing hexavalent chromium had spilled into a waterway within 100 yards of Lake Michigan.
Solar power advocates say they'll ask Gov. Eric Holcomb to veto the bill.
The budget passed the Senate 39-9 and now heads to conference committee, where House and Senate legislators will negotiate a final version.
The measure regulates short-term rentals like Airbnb and VRBO. It now moves to conference committee.
More than 1,000 Hoosiers participate in net metering, allowing anyone to receive a credit on their utility bill for sending excess energy back to the grid.
The House passed SB 309 by a vote of 56-43, despite intense public opposition.
The bill would slowly lower the amount Hoosiers receive for selling excess energy back to the grid.