Indiana Senate Democrats will push for several ideas in the 2018 legislative session they’ve tried to advance before.
State Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane and members of the Democratic Caucus held a press conference Thursday morning.
Indiana is one of five states without a hate crimes law. That will continue for at least another year.
The Indiana Senate made changes to a parental consent for abortion bill that supporters say they hope the changes fix the bill’s issues.
Democrat and Republican leaders at the Statehouse agree – a long-term road funding plan will be the General Assembly’s top priority in 2017.
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.