It was a busy day at the Statehouse.  Here’s a summary of the major political news.  We send one out daily.  Click the link below to subscribe…

The chairman of Ricker’s Convenience Stores contends legislators are painting themselves into a corner in trying to revise Indiana alcohol laws on the fly.  (WIBC-FM)

Lawmakers in the Indiana Senate passed their road funding plan Tuesday.  (Fox 59)

The Indiana House passed a bill changing the state’s net metering policy. The bill passed 56-43.  (WFYI) 

The Indiana House approved a bill requiring parental notification in some cases when a minor seeks an abortion without parental consent, despite disagreement between lawmakers over when a parent would or would not receive notification.  (South Bend Tribune)

A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law.  (IBJ)


The  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s top administrator plans to visit East Chicago as the city wrestles with ongoing remediation work at the U.S.S. Lead Superfund site. (Chicago Tribune)

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has announced the appointment of Craig Burgess as state building commissioner.(Inside Indiana Business)

The actions Spanish engineering firm Isolux took to avoid bankruptcy Friday have had no impact on the Interstate 69 Section 5 project, at least not yet.(Herald Times)

An analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families shows Indiana has the 12th highest pay gap between genders.(Indiana Public Media)

Freshman U.S. Rep. Jim Banks traveled Monday to the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and prison in Cuba.(Journal Gazette)

Mayor Joe Hogsett is planning to cut ties with a private jail operator that has been facing scrutiny over its management of facilities across the U.S.(Indy Star)