2019 session

A bill to fund optional firearm training for teachers passed the Indiana House of Representatives Monday night, with a vote of 72-25.

Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) wrote the bill to create a voluntary 39.5-hour handgun training program for teachers and school staff, and use state funds to pay for it. Lucas says the program was specifically designed to prepare teachers for a school shooting.

House Republicans Unveil Proposed Budget

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Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) is an architect of the House Republican budget proposal. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana House Republicans want to increase education funding by about 2 percent each year in the new state budget – little more than inflation.

Indiana House Adopts Sexual Harassment Policy

Jan 24, 2019
The Indiana House adopted a new sexual harassment policy Thursday. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Indiana House adopted a new sexual harassment policy Thursday.

Jacoba Ballard is one of at least 50 victims of Indianapolis fertility doctor Donald Cline. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Victims of “fertility fraud” would have the right to sue in civil court under legislation approved by a Senate committee Wednesday.

Gov. Eric Holcomb wants to free up $140 million for schools over the next two years as a way to potentially boost teacher pay.

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