Here’s a summary of the major headlines from Organization Day at the Indiana General Assembly.
The Indiana Statehouse was abuzz with activity Tuesday as the 121st General Assembly convened for Organization Day. (Times of Northwest Indiana)
Attorney General Curtis Hill says he wants the General Assembly to focus more this session on crime prevention efforts. It’s a push, he says, to help people feel safe and comfortable in their communities. Some women say they don’t feel safe and comfortable with Hill in office. (Indiana Public Media)
Tuesday evening, all of the women who accused Attorney General Curtis Hill of inappropriate touching braved the cameras for the first time in quite a while. (WISH-TV)
Top Republican and Democratic lawmakers voted Tuesday afternoon to recommend the General Assembly adopt a new sexual harassment policy when it convenes next year. (IBJ)
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma talks to the media about the issues lawmakers will face when they convene in January, including dealing with limited financial resources and growing budget demands. (Indy Politics – Audio Only)
It’s not every day that the state’s teachers union, Republican leaders, and education advocacy groups find themselves working toward the same goal. But this year, as Indiana puts teacher pay at the forefront of its legislative priorities, there seems to be an all-hands-on-deck approach to make it happen — and that means some unlikely allies. (Chalkbeat Indiana)
Some of the biggest names and businesses in Indiana’s tech sector are coming together to launch an organization to advocate for the industry with state leaders. (Inside Indiana Business)