By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—While the future of IndyGo projects is up for debate in the Indiana General Assembly, students are starting to rely more on public transportation to get to school. IndyGo partnered with Indianapolis Public Schools in 2019 to provide all high school students an IndyGo MyPass, which gives students free access to […]
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By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—An Indiana Senate bill that would jeopardize funding for the expansion of the IndyGo public transit system will now face review in the Indiana House. Senate Bill 141 passed 32-17 in the Senate Tuesday amid an ongoing debate. The bill would withhold funding from the IndyGo bus system that could prevent […]
By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com A bill that would limit funding for Indianapolis’ IndyGo transit system passed a Senate committee Thursday and will now go to the full Senate for further consideration. Senate Bill 141 passed the Senate Appropriations Committee in a 7-5 vote. The vote was originally tied, 6-6, when Sen. Phil Boots, R-Crawfordsville, changed […]
By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A bill that will require Indiana middle schools to include one semester of civics education was approved by the House Education Committee Wednesday and will now go to the House for consideration. HB 1384, authored by Rep. Anthony Cook, R-Cicero, creates the Indiana Civic Education Commission, a task force that will […]
By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Senate voted to override Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of 2020 legislation that limited local governments’ authority to regulate dealings between tenants and landlords. This could be the first time Holcomb has a veto undone if the Indiana House also votes to override. Holcomb vetoed Senate Enrolled Act 148 in […]
By Tabby Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—“911. Where is your emergency?” is the first question someone hears after dialing for emergency help. From there, a telecommunicator, as they are called, will do everything in their power to understand the situation so they can get help to the person. Although they are often forgotten until needed, without the […]
By Taylor Wooten TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A complex police reform bill with bipartisan support passed unanimously in a House committee Tuesday. House Bill 1006 creates mandatory de-escalation training, expands officer decertification, prohibits the use of chokeholds in most situations and requires a more open exchange of information on the employment history of police officers. The bill was […]