Here’s a summary of news headlines from across Indiana on opening day at the Indiana General Assembly.


On the first day of the Indiana General Assembly 2019 Legislative session, both Governor Eric Holcomb and House Speaker Brian Bosma said there would be money in the upcoming state budget to address the issue of teacher pay.  (Indy Politics)

The cauldron of controversies simmering under the Indiana General Assembly was masked briefly Thursday by a mist of bipartisanship as Hoosier lawmakers convened the first regular meeting of their four-month annual session.  (Times of Northwest Indiana)

As lawmakers convened for the start of the 2019 state legislature, more than 200 bills were up for consideration to become laws.  (WISH-TV)

Legislators are still piecing together a sexual harassment policy for the General Assembly.  (WIBC)

In an effort to remove Indiana from a list of five states without hate crimes legislation, lawmakers have filed three separate bills so far in the Indiana General Assembly, but the latest measure does not specify the classes of individuals and groups who would be protected.  (IBJ)

A group of northeast Indiana government leaders is looking for more local control as it outlines its agenda for this year’s legislative session.   (Inside Indiana Business)


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