Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch were sworn in for their second terms Monday at a ceremony that – because of COVID-19 – lacked the crowd and much of the pomp and circumstance from four years ago.

Indiana House, Senate Democrats Unveil 2021 Agendas

Jan 7, 2021

House and Senate Democrats' 2021 legislative agendas are focused on issues that they say the pandemic showed to be incredibly urgent.

A high school graduation ceremony in South Bend, held outside due to COVID-19 safety precautions. (Justin Hicks/IPB News)

Hoosiers are significantly more likely than other regions in the country to think a high school diploma is enough education to be successful. Policy experts say that mindset needs to change to value more education.

With the upcoming legislative session rapidly approaching, lawmakers are gearing up for a series of major decisions – including how much money to send to schools. But lawmakers also plan to look at the way money gets to schools, and supporting teachers as the pandemic continues.

After months of asking for a new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, Congress passed a bill to finally offer some small businesses financial help. The $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill gives hope to small business owners trying to survive through the pandemic.