A teacher mentoring program bill passes, ISTEP+ re-scoring is off the table, and a bill about collective bargaining rights will get a third reading soon.
The words “streamline” and “simplify” came up a lot during the hearing.
Last year’s version of the bill was killed in a House committee after fears arose over birth mother privacy.
The bill now simply requires IDEM to inform the legislature each year on new rules it’s developing and enacting.
An interpretation from the Indiana Attorney General’s office last year said state law bars cosmetologists from shaving customers’ beards and mustaches.
The Democrats’ efforts to keep the LGBT debate alive took the form of an amendment on the House floor to a bill on workforce policies.
A bill currently moving through the legislature would require all aborted fetuses to be either cremated, interred or both.
Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith reports on this week at the Statehouse.
Several members of the Senate Appropriations Committee seem skeptical about proposal’s tax increases.
The bill was passed in the House, but is likely to change before heading to the Senate floor for a vote.