Indiana

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s new state budget proposal would spend $1.13 billion over the next two years on one-time initiatives. And almost none of that would be direct relief for Hoosiers struggling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Indiana’s first and newly appointed Secretary of Education was voted in as chair of the State Board of Education by its members Wednesday. Now, Secretary Katie Jenner, who also heads the Department of Education, faces a major policy challenge -- crafting a new school accountability system.

A state Senate bill aims to crack down on farmers and others who deliberately misuse pesticides like dicamba while giving people with minor pesticide violations a break. The bill passed unanimously in a Senate committee on Monday.

The seven Republican and two Democratic U.S. Representatives from Indiana did not break with their respective parties Wednesday, in an historic House vote that saw President Donald Trump impeached for the second time.

The House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump after a few hours of debate that were divided evenly between the parties. 

The political action committee of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly, LillyPAC, has joined other major corporations in pausing political donations to some politicians after last week’s insurrection at the capitol. 

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