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January 12, 2017

 

House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) looks ahead to Governor Eric Holcomb's State of the State address as he speaks with reporters in the House Chamber.

GOP Leaders Want Holcomb To Take Charge On Tax Hikes

Republican legislative leaders say it’s “critically important” that Governor Eric Holcomb support their charge to raise taxes for road funding.

January 12, 2017

 

Senators Todd Young (R) and Joe Donnelly (D) in a video announcement about the federal government's decision to call Indiana residents

US Government To Call Indiana Residents ‘Hoosiers’

A letter sent last year from Indiana lawmakers is the reason for the change.

January 11, 2017

 

The group plans to closely monitor the Statehouse this session and present a unified message on reproductive rights issues.

Ind. Group Delivers Petitions Against Proposed Abortion Ban

The group plans to closely monitor the Statehouse this session and present a unified message on reproductive rights issues.

January 11, 2017

 

President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a press conference at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

Watch: President-Elect Trump Press Conference Fact Checked By NPR

President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference since July on Wednesday. Reporters from NPR provide fact checking and context.

January 11, 2017

 

Vaping

Senate Republicans Want To Overhaul Restrictive Vaping Law

Indiana's vaping law has given seven producers control of the Indiana market and one security firm the authority to certify the producers.

January 11, 2017

 

Duke Bennett 01-10-2017

Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute’s Bennett On Casino And 2017 Outlook

Mayor Bennett says a casino would do well in Terre Haute due to it's location near Illinois and proximity to Indianapolis.

January 10, 2017

 

President Obama gave his farewell address in Chicago Tuesday night.

Watch: Pres. Obama’s Final Address With Live Fact Checking

The NPR Politics team added fact-checks and background to Obama's comments in real time. The full annotated transcript is available.

January 10, 2017

 

Office of Management and Budget Director Micah Vincent presents Governor Holcomb's budget alongside State Budget Director Jason Dudich.

Holcomb’s Budget Proposes Modest Education Increase

The Holcomb administration's proposed budget, as presented to lawmakers, contains only a modest increase in education spending.

January 10, 2017

 

Senate Republican Leadership, led by Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne), center, discuss the caucus' 2017 priorities.

Senate GOP Priorities: Road Funding, New ISTEP, Vaping Reform

The caucus’ top priorities include a long-term road funding plan, replacing the ISTEP test and addressing vaping liquid regulations.

January 10, 2017

 

A proposed bill would require women to get an ultrasound 48 hours before an abortion.

Proposal Would Mandate Ultrasound 48 Hours Before Abortion

The proposal would require an ultrasound 48 hours before an abortion and require a woman to listen to the heartbeat and look at the ultrasound image.

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