INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma announced Friday he will formally resign from the Legislature at the end of July.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The top leadership position in the Indiana House changed hands Monday for the first time in a decade in an unusual transition just as this year’s legislative session is about...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators aren’t likely to revive a proposal aimed at requiring more businesses to provide workplace accommodations for pregnant women.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A potential fight over whether to repeal Indiana’s obsolete ban on same-sex marriages has sidetracked a widely supported proposal to raise the state's minimum age for getting...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of the longest-serving members of the Indiana House is among two more Republican lawmakers who’ve decided to not seek reelection this year.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans who control the Indiana House picked a key state budget negotiator on Monday as the next speaker.
State Rep. Todd Huston, 47, of Fishers, won the private vote...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are voicing support for raising the state’s legal age to buy tobacco and vaping products.
Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said Monday that he...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top Indiana Republicans touted “record investment” in school spending and big teacher pay raises by some school districts in defending themselves as thousands of teachers...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The longest-serving leader of the Indiana House announced Tuesday that he will retire after the 2020 legislative session.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers will be looking at prescription drug prices, crime sentences and taxes on vaping liquids in the coming months.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's newly approved state budget anticipates the state keeping $2 billion in cash reserves, which Republican leaders maintain keeps the state protected in case of an...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has likely failed in his efforts to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants in...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The leader of the Indiana House is skipping votes on a major gambling-related bill after a casino owner helped arrange a local government contract with his law...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House Ethics Committee has dismissed a complaint against Speaker Brian Bosma who was accused of illegally using campaign funds to collect unflattering information...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House Ethics Committee has hired an outside attorney to investigate allegations that House Speaker Brian Bosma used campaign funds to collect unflattering...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Legislation that allows one of Gary's casinos to move to Terre Haute and the other to move inland while permitting sports wagering has cleared the Indiana Senate and is headed...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state election panel won't investigate Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma's use of campaign funds to collect information on a woman who says she performed oral sex on the married Republican lawmaker when she was a legislative intern in 1992.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana high school students would have to pass a civics test in order to graduate if a state Senate proposal becomes law.
Senators voted 31-17 on Thursday in favor of requiring students to pass the same test covering American history and government that immigrants take to become U.S. citizens. The requirement would start with the 2020-21 school year.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican legislators want to push Indiana school districts toward spending a higher percentage of their state funding on teachers and other classroom costs.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Statehouse leaders say they want to increase funding for Indiana's embattled child welfare agency and find a way to pay teachers more, but that money will be tight when they craft the state's next two year budget.
"The budget is going to be more difficult than most people realize," House Speaker Brian Bosma said Wednesday during a forum previewing the upcoming session, which begins in earnest Jan. 1. "It's going to be a very challenging year."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on a conference previewing the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly (all times local):
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma says finances are tight and lawmakers will have limited options when it comes time to write the state's next two-year budget.
Bosma made the remark Wednesday at an annual conference previewing the legislative session, which begins in earnest on Jan. 3.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top Republican legislative leaders don't expect lawmakers will take any action toward removing state Attorney General Curtis Hill from office even though the governor and other state officials have called on him to resign over allegations that he drunkenly groped four women during a party.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's House speaker says a top-ranking Republican lawmaker is recovering at home more than a month after a serious motorcycle accident in Michigan.
Speaker Brian Bosma said in a statement Thursday that House Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown is in therapy and continues to improve. He did not elaborate on the extent of Brown's injuries.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman alleges that when she was an Indiana legislative intern in 1992, she performed oral sex on a married Republican lawmaker who has since become the speaker of the state House of Representatives, a published report Wednesday said.
The former Democratic intern told The Indianapolis Star that the sexual act with Brian Bosma was consensual, but that she felt pressured into it. Bosma at the time was in the Republican minority in the House.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's House speaker says a top-ranking Republican lawmaker is in critical condition following a motorcycle accident in Michigan.
Speaker Brian Bosma said in a statement Thursday that House Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown is in critical but stable condition and that "the next few days are going to be very important" for the Crawfordsville lawmaker.
Bosma declined to comment Wednesday on Brown's condition out of respect for his family.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of the top-ranking Republicans in the Indiana Statehouse was seriously injured Wednesday morning in a motorcycle accident in northern Michigan.
House Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown, of Crawfordsville, was on a trip with fellow GOP state Rep. Mike Speedy when an SUV pulled out in front of him, Republican Speaker Brian Bosma said in a statement.
Speedy, of Indianapolis, was uninjured. But Brown was thrown from his motorcycle in the crash.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five reviews of the Indiana Department of Child Services cost more than $1.3 million but yielded no state action to address the troubled agency's increasing caseloads.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and the two GOP Statehouse leaders on Thursday called for Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign amid what they called credible claims that Hill drunkenly groped four women, including a lawmaker, at an Indianapolis bar.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma said Monday that he was "disturbed" after finding out that the state's child welfare agency failed to take action after five different reviews conducted in recent years found problems at the agency.
The revelation was included in a sixth report on the Department of Child Services, which was released in June by a consultant hired by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma is the latest powerful GOP leader who doesn't want to change the state Republican Party's platform that favors "marriage between a man and a woman."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma says lawmakers are reviewing state law on juveniles being charged as adults following a prosecutor's decision to keep in juvenile court the case of the alleged shooter who injured a student and a teacher at Noblesville West Middle School.
Bosma said Wednesday, "I think it's important for us to take a thoughtful look at our criminal code and whether changes to the law are appropriate."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The newest appointment to an Indiana commission charged studying the state's alcohol laws may mean cold beer sales won't expand in the state.
House Speaker Brian Bosma appointed former Rep. Bill Davis on Wednesday to lead the Indiana Alcohol Code Revision Commission. Davis served in the Indiana House from 2004 to 2013.
The commission will meet in the summer to continue its two-year study considering potential changes to the state's alcohol laws.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Legislative leaders announced Tuesday that they will convene a summer study committee to examine systemic challenges faced by Indiana's embattled child welfare agency.
The announcement comes as Democrats have repeatedly attacked majority Republicans for calling a one-day special session this week to complete some unfinished priorities — but doing nothing legislatively to address widely reported problems at the Department of Child Services.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of a May 14 special session (all times local):
Republican Statehouse leaders and Gov. Eric Holcomb have announced their agenda for what they hope will be a one-day special session on May 14.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are expected back at the Statehouse the week of May 14 for a special session to deal with bills the Republican-dominated Legislature couldn't wrap up last month.
Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said Tuesday that Gov. Eric Holcomb will ultimately decide the exact date. But Bosma says he's confident the special session will be short and is aiming to keep it to one day.
Bosma says Republicans will announce additional details Friday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A high-level Republican staffer in the Indiana House of Representatives has been appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb to lead the state's purchasing and property management agency.
The Republican governor announced Tuesday that former House GOP chief of staff Lesley Crane will start her new job next week leading the Department of Administration. Current commissioner Jessica Robertson is joining Purdue University as an assistant director of auxiliary operations.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's special session in May could be a one-day job in which lawmakers only take up bills that were on the cusp of passing before last week's legislative meltdown, House Speaker Brian Bosma said Wednesday.
"It'll just be critical issues that really need to be dealt with this year," the Indianapolis Republican said of the special legislative session that Gov. Eric Holcomb announced earlier this week. Bosma added that he wants it to be "short and efficient."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the closing day of the Indiana legislative session (all times local):
The Indiana General Assembly's annual session came to a chaotic close as lawmakers blew past their midnight deadline to adjourn with major bills still in play.
Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma and GOP Senate leader David Long blamed each other.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Senate abruptly adjourned Tuesday afternoon, with lawmakers leaving a crush of bills that still need final votes for the last day of the annual legislative session.
"They're out for the night?" said Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma, who was surprised by the Senate's decision to call it a day. He later needled them from the House floor, suggesting that the chamber adjourned so its members could catch an "early blue plate special."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Young immigrants often referred to as "Dreamers" would no longer be prohibited from obtaining professional licenses under emergency legislation approved Monday by the Indiana House. But while the measure is supported by Gov. Eric Holcomb there are hints it could face opposition in the Senate.
"I know the governor supports it, (but) I'm confident not everyone does," said Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma, who voted for the bill.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The chairman on an Indiana Senate committee has killed a payday lending bill that was widely opposed by veterans' advocates and faith groups — including the Indiana House Speaker's own church — who said that it would have legalized lending at rates of up to 222 percent.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conservative groups urged Indiana lawmakers Thursday to pass a bill that would require parents to "opt in" in order for their children to take sex education classes in public schools.
The proposal, which was debated during a House committee hearing, would require parents to be notified — and give them the opportunity to review — any curriculum dealing with sexual activity, sexual orientation or gender identity.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A firefly would become Indiana's official state insect under a bill approve by the state Senate.
The measure recognizing the Say's Firefly cleared the Senate on a 48-0 vote Tuesday. However, House Speaker Brian Bosma is less enthusiastic about the bill. He was non-committal when asked about its changes of passing.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal that would have forced government mergers on about 300 small Indiana townships has died in the Legislature without a vote.
The bill wasn't called for a vote by Monday night's deadline for the Indiana House to act on it during this year's legislative session. Republican House leaders had made the proposal one of their top 2018 priorities, but House Speaker Brian Bosma said it didn't gain enough support among GOP legislators from rural districts.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Republicans killed a bill on Tuesday that would have increased the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The top two Republicans in the Indiana Legislature said Thursday that legislation that would overturn an unusual law and allow more stores to sell cold beer is dead this legislative session.
But both conceded the issue won't go away and suggested that a deal could be struck in the coming years.
"A lot of these things take some time," said House Speaker Brian Bosma of Indianapolis. "Gradualism is a part of legislative achievement."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top state and city officials pledged Thursday they won't go overboard in what they offer Amazon to lure its second headquarters project to the Indianapolis area.
The Seattle-based online retail giant included Indianapolis on its list of 20 remaining contenders for what the company says will be a $5 billion project that could employ as many as 50,000 people. The city of Gary's long-shot bid didn't make the cut from among 238 proposals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada