Although we spent Tuesday in Illinois playing lawyer and Chicago broadcaster, we still kept track of the political and government news here in Indiana. Here you go.
The Indiana House voted 57-39 Tuesday to adopt a bias crime statute in Indiana that might leave some Hoosiers out. (Journal Gazette)
Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said he supports proposed hate crimes legislation that doesn’t specifically list gender identity, age or gender among its protected traits, despite his repeated calls to get Indiana off a list of five states without a comprehensive hate crimes law. (South Bend Tribune)
A version of the hate crimes bill has passed the House. It does not include protections for people on the basis of age, sex or gender identity. The ACLU has a problem with that. (WIBC)
Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee put off a vote on a bill that would make fertility fraud a felony after questions were raised about whether the proposed law is too broad. (The Statehouse File)
The first new law signed this year by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb adds checks for three additional health disorders to the medical screening panel administered to all babies born in Indiana. (Times of Northwest Indiana)
The authorizer of two virtual schools accused of mismanaging state tests, student enrollment, and special education services voted Monday night to give the schools more time to defend themselves — even after they missed a key deadline for submitting a written explanation. (IBJ)
Two fatal crashes in two hours last weekend on Interstate 70 have many remembering the summer of 2017 when multiple deadly collisions occurred on the highway in west-central Indiana. (Tribune Star)
Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness today announced 189 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $115 million for local road projects. (Inside Indiana Business)
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