Indiana Lawmakers Indiana Lawmakers keeps Hoosiers updated on the hottest issues being debated by the State Legislature. Host Jon Schwantes and legislative analyst Ed Feigenbaum take you behind the closed doors of the Statehouse to keep you in the know.Indiana Lawmakers is a co-operative production of WFYI Public Media and the other member stations of IPBS (Indiana's Public Broadcasting Stations).
Indiana Lawmakers

Indiana Lawmakers

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Indiana Lawmakers keeps Hoosiers updated on the hottest issues being debated by the State Legislature. Host Jon Schwantes and legislative analyst Ed Feigenbaum take you behind the closed doors of the Statehouse to keep you in the know.Indiana Lawmakers is a co-operative production of WFYI Public Media and the other member stations of IPBS (Indiana's Public Broadcasting Stations).

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Special Session?

Special Session?

On this edition of Indiana Lawmakers - Will the pandemic and its mounting economic toll force Hoosier lawmakers to return to Indianapolis before the 2021 Session? Host Jon Schwantes is joined journalists Brandon Smith & Niki Kelly to wrap up the 2020 season.

2020 Session Recap

2020 Session Recap

"Indiana Lawmakers", host Jon Schwantes is joined by Speaker Todd Huston, Leader Phil GiaQuinta, Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray and Leader Tim Lanane as they review the just-concluded session.

E-cigarette Legislation

E-cigarette Legislation

Fifteen years ago no one in the US used e-cigarettes, but by 2024 the U.S. e-cig market is expected to reach 16.5 billion dollars. Indiana Legislators are taking action to curb the devices' use among young Hoosiers. On the next Indiana Lawmakers.

Distracted Driving Legislation

This week, the Indiana Senate voted 43-to-4 in favor of legislation meant to discourage distracted driving, by limiting how cell phones can be used. Join us for the discussion on what it means for Hoosier motorists, on the next "Indiana Lawmakers".

Criminal Penalties

How should society deal with people who do bad things? That question has been up for debate ever since "an eye for an eye" gave way to "turn the other cheek." Which direction is the pendulum swinging in the Statehouse? On the next "Indiana Lawmakers".

Indiana Energy Policy

Indiana Energy Policy

In Indiana, should we force the transition from coal to natural gas, and then presumably to renewables such as wind, solar, and biomass? Or allow the open market to decide without government intrusion? Joining host Jon Schwantes to weigh in on the issues are Republican Representative Ed Soliday of Valparaiso, assistant majority floor leader and chairman of the House Committee on Utilities, Energy and Telecommunication; Democratic Representative Matt Pierce of Bloomington, the ranking minority member of that committee; and Bruce Stevens, President of the Indiana Coal Council, a trade association representing coal producers, coal-reserve holders, and other entities associated with the state's coal industry.

Poor Indiana Health Rankings

Poor Indiana Health Rankings

Indiana ranks in the Top 10 states for smoking, physical inactivity, air pollution, unvaccinated children, cancer deaths, infant mortality, and preventable hospitalizations. Can we fix the problems? We discuss the issues on the next Indiana Lawmakers.

Education Legislation

Education Legislation

Over ten weeks have passed since thousands of teachers converged on the Statehouse for the "Red for Ed Action Day" rally, but their chants continue to resonate. On "Indiana Lawmakers" find out what's at stake regarding education legislation this session.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb

This week on Indiana Lawmakers, Jon Schwantes sits down with Republican Governor Eric Holcomb to discuss legislation being considered by the 2020 General Assembly.

Issues Being Debated in the 2020 Session

Issues Being Debated in the 2020 Session

This week on Indiana Lawmakers, Indiana's Legislative Caucus leaders discuss the issues that are up for debate in the 2020 Session. Joining host Jon Schwantes are Brian Bosma, Phil GiaQuinta, Rodric Bray and Tim Lanane.

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