Local Government and Elections

Local Government and Elections

2016 Session Half time: A look at key Senate bills

Wednesday marked the halfway point in the 2016 legislative session. At this point in the legislative session, bills that have stalled either chamber are considered...

Citizen Bill Draft: We respond to your proposals

We asked, you answered, we drafted the proposals. Over the 2015 interim, the Senate Democratic Caucus sought your input on what legislation should make...

Session Halftime: 16 Bills We Followed during Deadline Week

Deadline Week This week we paid close attention to 16 key pieces of legislation that were on the Senate calendar to be considered for 2nd and...

A Closer Look: Redistricting and the science of drawing legislative maps

What is redistricting? Why is it important? Redistricting is the way in which we adjust the districts that determine who represents us in the state...

Senate Democrats unveil 2017 legislative priorities

The Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus’ priorities for the 2017 session align legislative action with the needs of real Hoosiers. While the main focus will...

Details of independent redistricting debated in third hearing

On Monday, the Special Interim Committee on Redistricting held its third meeting to hear public testimony and to begin discussing the structure of a...

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Lanane OpEd: “Is this the best we can do for children in Indiana?”

The 2017 Kids Count Data Report published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Indiana Youth Institute ranks Indiana 28th among states for...

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