Senate Bill 551 would allow the state to negotiate with the federal government regarding the state-created Healthy Indiana Plan as a substitute for the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.
The Commission for Higher Education will strive to have 60 percent of adults in the state earn college degrees by 2025.
Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced Monday that her office will launch the Indiana Office of Defense Development.
The IODD was created by an executive order from Gov. Mike Pence during his first day in office. It aims to expand the defense sector in Indiana business and create jobs for Hoosiers, according to a press release from the lieutenant governor’s office.
The uncertainty of the national budget looms as no solidified alternate proposal from Congress or President Barack Obama has yet to be presented.
Gender equality, treatment of prisoners and exploitation of workers are all issues a local commission is attempting to address in the pursuit of human rights.
An amendment made to Senate Bill 371 Monday dropped language that mandated an ultrasound after taking abortion-inducing medication.
Senate Bill 373 would make it a Class A misdemeanor to take an unlawful recording or picture of agricultural or industrial operations with the intent to harass, defame, annoy or harm.
A proposed amendment to protect popular Hoosier pastimes such as hunting, fishing and farming passed in the Indiana State Senate last week, and select bipartisan groups expressed seemingly little concern.
A proposed amendment to House Bill 1311 resulted in the removal of the portion concerning residence issues for out-of-state student voters.
“Medicaid is broken,” Pence said in the release. “In Indiana, an expansion of traditional Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act would cost our taxpayers upwards of $2 billion over the next seven years.”