political boundary redistricting

Indiana Public Media

Today:  On this "Reporters Roundtable Thursday," "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden and "Post-Tribune" Lake County government reporter Alex Kukulka talk about the stories they've put out in print and online lately.  Dan reports on the Indiana Supreme Court decision to temporary suspend a former Portage city official's law license and a happy day for a local legislator on the ceremonial signing into law of a bill he introduced to deal with an issue that he's fought to resolve.  Alex's stories include updates on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in northwest Indiana and of the local public meeting about the impending work by state legislators to redraw the legislative and congressional district maps.  And Mark Dollase with "Indiana Landmarks" is with us to talk about the August 19th video tour of several mid-century modern homes around the state.  The virtual tour includes an exclusive look into a unique 1964 house in Munster which shows the influences of post-war American and Scandinavian design. Anyone who wants to see the video tour can purchase tickets in advance on the "Indiana Landmarks" website.

Indiana Department of Health

Today:  Dr. Indra Frank, the environmental health and water policy director at the Hoosier Environmental Council, tells us about two bills now before the Indiana General Assembly that, if passed and enacted into law, would make improvements in coal ash disposal procedures for Hoosier coal-fired power plants.  State Representative Pat Boy and State Senator Karen Tallian are co-sponsors.  Dr. Frank has more on an online policy forum on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. on the subject of coal ash disposal.  Indiana Public Broadcasting reporter Rebeca Thiele has a feature on the impact of power plant closings on the communities in which they are located.  The latest news on COVID-19 vaccines given out locally and across the state, and a report on how legislators are addressing redrawing political boundaries are also topics on the program today.