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Indiana lawmakers might be facing an unexpected constitutional hiccup as they move forward with legislation to make the Superintendent of Public Instruction an appointed position instead of elected. Last session, lawmakers passed a bill that called for the position to be...
The process where candidates would have to go through a pre-primary convention, or slating, in Marion County would come to an end under legislation proposed by Democratic State Representative John Bartlett of Indianapolis. Bartlett has introduced HB 1285 which would prohibit...
Both the Democratic and Republican candidates for Indianapolis Mayor will face primary challenges this Spring, as well as several members of the Indianapolis City-County Council. Both Joe Hogsett and Jim Merritt will each have opponents in the May Primary. Hosgett will face...
Usually, when there are allegations of disenfranchising voters or restricting Hoosiers’ right to vote, it’s Democrats making those allegations against Republicans. Not this time. The Marion County Democratic Party, under the leadership of Kate Sweeny Bell, used procedural moves...
Legislation has been officially introduced that w9uld help the city of Indianapolis keep the Pacers here. State Appropriations Chairman Ryan Mishler has introduced SB 7 , which would help the Capital Improvement Board capture the new revenue that will be needed to make the...
Mayoral candidate John Schmitz says he no longer running as a Republican, but as an Independent. As reported by RTV 6 News, Schmitz said in a news release, “It is time to have a mayor who is truly for the people of Indianapolis and who is not tied to party politics as usual. I...
For the second time in less than a week, there is word of a second Hepatitis A outbreak in Indianapolis, but this time it is at the Marion County Jail. According to an e-mail sent out Friday, jail officials say they discovered four cases of Hepatitis A in the inmate population...
As Indiana lawmakers get ready to tackle in earnest the issues of gaming and alcohol, I sat down with House Public Policy Chairman Ben Smaltz to see what Hoosiers can expect out of the General Assembly. Click here for the conversation. Photo: Getty Images
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma says when it comes to hate crimes, his chamber is going to let the Senate make the first move. The Speaker made his comments while offering an assessment of the fifth week of the Legislative session. The Speaker also touched on teacher pay,...