An Indiana Senate study committee on immigration kicks off next week with the first of six meetings that will be held throughout the summer.
The bulk of the proposal focuses on long-term solutions and involves tax increases.
The Senate Democrats’ proposal adds four words to the list of people protected by the state civil rights law: “sexual orientation and gender identity.”
There seems to be fundamental disagreement between committee members on whether Indiana’s system needs to be changed.
The Pew Research Center estimates that about 110,000 undocumented immigrants live in Indiana.
The initial gaming bill this session allowed racinos to add a limited number of table games with live dealers.
The governor’s proposed budget puts $42 million a year towards the IEDC project. The House and Senate scaled that back to $10 million a year.
The state legislature changed RFRA to make it clear the law could not be used to discriminate against people because of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane says he’s concerned that the bill is being pushed by Republicans to serve a political agenda.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long is warning of far-reaching consequences if the government rejects Indiana's request to expand the Healthy Indiana plan.