Indiana Public Broadcasting News

Indiana state lawmakers will have to take sexual harassment training under legislation approved by the Senate Tuesday.

The measure mandates an hour of harassment training each year. Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) notes such training is already required for legislative staff.

“And so it’s time that we take the next step and have one for the members themselves,” Lanane says.

The House sent legislation to the governor Tuesday blocking local governments from banning short-term rentals such as Airbnb – while still allowing units to regulate the industry.

The bill says local governments can require permits for short-term rentals, with a one-time fee of up to $150. And Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) says the bill allows local units to revoke those licenses after repeated complaints.

The Indiana House approved legislation Monday to create new studies on school safety.

The measure comes in the wake of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.

The unanimously-approved legislation compels the state’s secured school safety board to review school safety in Indiana and report to the legislature – including potential recommendations to improve it.

The Indiana House overwhelmingly approved legislation Monday to ensure recipients of the federal immigration program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, can receive job licenses.


A telehealth kit includes a heart monitor, tablet, toys, items to collect saliva for cortisol measurements, a LENA vocal recorder and a vest to hold the recorder. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)

A Purdue University research project aims to identify early autism markers through telemedicine.

Pages