Legislative Update IAMOA

A bi-weekly legislative update from the IAMOA and Indiana Coin Operators Political Action Committee (INCOINPAC). The Indiana Amusement and Music Operators Association (IAMOA) is pleased to announce and welcome its new lobbyist, John Willey, principal of 19th Star State Solutions, LLC. Willey brings more than 25 years of experience in lobbying, state and federal relations, ... More »

Holcomb Ends First Session By Signing Several Contentious Bills

By Indiana Public Media News Staff Posted May 2, 2017 Governor Eric Holcomb finished the work of the 2017 legislative session Tuesday, signing all remaining bills left on his desk. Holcomb vetoed only one measure his first year in office, a bill that would have allowed governments to charge a fee for some public records ... More »

Roads deal would raise taxes, generate $617M in 2018

April 20, 2017 Hayleigh Colombo Legislative leaders announced Thursday afternoon an agreement on a new state road funding package—one that has Gov. Eric Holcomb’s endorsement and involves increasing the gas tax and over time transferring additional sales tax revenues to roads. By 2024 the plan would generate more than $1.2 billion in new revenue for state ... More »

Adoptions Records Bill Clears Senate

The Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday that seeks to allow adopted children access to information about their birth parents. Between 1941 and 1993, adoption records in Indiana were sealed.  Adopted children can already access them through the court system, but that process is lengthy, costly, and inconsistent. Republican Senator Brent Steele’s, R-Bedford, bill would open ... More »

Statehouse Update: Adoption Records, Hunting, Road Funding

The first two bills signed this session are education measures, and two bills that have failed in past years made it through the Senate. Governor Mike Pence signed two bills that shield teachers and schools from the drastic drop in 2015 ISTEP+ scores.  Lawmakers suspended typical rules to speed the bills through both houses, and they ... More »

Top Issues Of The 2016 Legislative Session

The legislature is officially in session and lawmakers have just 10 weeks to accomplish an ambitious agenda. Many of the topics that will dominate their debates aren’t new. Here’s what you can expect to dominate the conversation during this year’s session. LGBT Rights Indiana’s statehouse became the subject of nationwide scrutiny last year after Governor ... More »