It will be a pretty busy week for Indiana lawmakers. Here are a couple of major items that are on deck.
The House is scheduled to vote today on HB 1609, that would allow the State Board of Education to choose its own chairperson as opposed to Glenda Ritz, the current Superintendent of Public Instruction, automatically having the job. There was a big storm about this over the weekend on Twitter.
Senate Republicans will take up testimony on the Indiana version of the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”. The Star has a story on this and we did a primer with IU McKinney School of Law Professor John Hill.
The New York Times reports, the U.S. House is preparing for another vote on the Keystone pipeline which could set up a showdown with the White House.