The Indiana General Assembly has begun, and committee meetings are being scheduled. The last day for bills to get filed is today, and more than 840 bills have already been filed. This session is a "long session" where lawmakers will decide the state's next two-year budget which is typically about $30 billion. Legislators will make tough funding decisions on state government services including education, infrastructure and public safety.
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Governor Holcomb prioritizes economy and the workforce, infrastructure and attacking the drug epidemic
The newly inaugurated Governor Holcomb recently released his Next Level Legislative Agenda. The agenda tells us more about the new administration's funding and policy priorities for the future. The agenda includes five key priority areas:
Many of the Governor's priorities are reflected in legislation that has been filed by the Indiana General Assembly. We will know more about how they fare as the session continues.
IaUW partners with the Indiana Coalition for Human Services to bring you updates during the legislative session. The first update webinar will take place on at 2pmET. We will share an update about the progress with legislation affecting working Hoosiers, children, seniors and people with disabilities. Register now to watch the webinar live. The recorded version will be posted on our website if you are not able to watch the live recording. Additional legislative update webinars will be recorded on .
IaUW is tracking Third House Sessions and "meet your legislator" events across the state. These meetings are opportunities for constituents to talk to their legislators and learn about bills they are working on at the statehouse. It is important that legislators hear input from their constituents, and these events are a great way for you to connect and share your thoughts. View our Third House Calendar that will be updated regularly throughout the legislative session. Check back often for new events as they are posted. Upcoming events include:
If you attend, drop us a note to share a little about your experience.