After a five-week layoff, the Indiana House is racing to approve bills --- including the state budget --- to make up for lost time.With Republicans firmly in control, the Indiana House approved a $28 billion two-year spending plan this week. The Indiana Senate, also controlled by Republicans,
Some three dozen Indiana Democrats will be starting their second week living in downstate Urbana Monday. Indiana State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-Munster, is one of them. Reardon said contrary to some speculation, she and her Democratic colleagues are not on an extended vacation.
A proposal meant to curtail illegal immigration in Indiana is moving forward. A state senate committee held a hearing Wednesday on Senate Bill 590. If passed, the bill would allow state and local police to arrest anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally.