The House approved comprehensive road funding legislation that raises fuel taxes and opens the door to tolling Indiana interstate highways.
A House committee approved an amendment to a gun regulations bill that would create a study committee to investigate eliminating all handgun licenses.
Governor Eric Holcomb announced the state is pulling out of a deal with an Ohio-based company to lease Indiana’s cell tower network.
One override would allow the state to delay environmental regulations that are stricter than federal rules.
Republican legislative leaders say it’s “critically important” that Governor Eric Holcomb support their charge to raise taxes for road funding.
Governor-elect Eric Holcomb rolled out his legislative agenda this week while House Republicans unveiled their road funding plan.
Holcomb's agenda includes a 20-year road plan with potential tax increases, expanded pre-k and making the State Superintendent an appointed position.
The proposed first steps would cover less than half of the state’s needs.
Sen. Greg Taylor says recent incidents – including vandalized churches – underline the need for such a bill, which he’ll author this session.
Three significant Indiana House committees – Public Policy, Utilities and Employment and Labor – will have new leadership next session.