Weekly Statehouse Update

Senate Republicans released their budget proposal, with more money for schools over the next two years. Gaming legislation went through major changes. And an expansion of the state’s Stand Your Ground law is headed back to the House.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

House Republicans quickly approve their preferred hate crimes language. Dramatic changes made to a major gaming bill. And the House unanimously passes a bill to improve school bus traffic safety.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

Hate Crimes

Lawmakers made it harder for Hoosiers to change the gender on their driver's license. A House panel revived gun regulation changes. And Attorney General Curtis Hill's law license is in jeopardy.

Here's what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

Tech leaders engage in the hate crimes debate. A House committee approves an anti-abortion bill. And legislative leaders question DCS’s funding request.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

Tech Industry On Hate Crimes

A hate crimes bill clears the Senate amid outrage. House Republicans unveil their budget proposal. And the House approves an alcohol regulations bill.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

Hate Crimes Legislation

A Senate committee advanced legislation to empower foster parents. Anti-abortion bills are on the move. And the House passes a vaping tax.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

One of the biggest gaming bills in state history takes its first steps. House lawmakers grapple with sweeping alcohol law changes. And a Senate committee votes to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

Gaming Bill

Gov. Eric Holcomb unveiled a teacher pay proposal in his State of the State. A Department of Child Services bill cleared committee. And House Republicans then rebuffed an effort to strengthen that bill.

The work of the 2019 legislative session began in earnest this week as the governor unveiled his budget, lawmakers debated a revenge porn bill, and hate crimes bill advocates launched a new coalition.

The Senate GOP’s road funding plan keeps intact a 10 cent gas tax increase, but spreads it over two years. The proposal also creates two new fees but eliminates a shift of sales tax on gasoline dollars to pay for roads.