At the Statehouse, the House passed a budget and a bill overhauling the state's criminal code. The Senate passed legislation regulating drug-induced abortions.
Kevin Ford, a University of Notre Dame alum, participated in a question and answer session Thursday while in the U.S. Space Station.
Advocates against Sunday sales say deregulation would hurt small liquor stores.
Mike Pence will assume the position of Indiana's 50th governor on Monday.
Democratic representatives proposed a moratorium on divisive social issues, but the Republican supermajority says it will not give such a promise.
University presidents who testified Wednesday tried to prove to lawmakers that their school is working to reduce the cost of college.
Monday morning at 11, an Opening Day look ahead to this year's initiatives in the Statehouse.
Lawmakers suggested more bipartisanship might be possible in 2011, too, before the session became bogged down in a partisan debate which ended in a walkout.
Tuesday's Statehood Day was held to celebrate Indiana' 196th birthday.
The portrait shows the governor standing in his office, without a suit coat, leaning against a chair and holding a pen in his hand.