Indiana Lawmakers' 36th season returns with the beginning of the 2017 legislative session. Host Jon Schwantes and legislative analyst Ed Feigenbaum take you behind the closed doors of the Statehouse to keep you in the know.
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Apr 28, 2017
Jon Schwantes looks back on this session with the journalists who covered it. Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Eric Berman of WIBC, Hayleigh Colombo of the Indianapolis Business Journal and Kaitlin Lange of the Evansville Courier and Press.
Apr 21, 2017
This week on Indiana Lawmakers, Jon sits down with the caucus leaders to assess the big issues from this year’s General Assembly session.
Apr 14, 2017
This week on Indiana Lawmakers, Jon sits down with the fiscal leaders from the state legislature to discuss the state budget.
Apr 07, 2017
Are cold beer sales a moral issue or a market issue? Host Jon Schwantes is joined by Rep. Matt Lehman, Rep. Terri Austin, Grant Monahan of the Indiana Retail Council and Matt Bell of the Catalyst Public Affairs Group for a lively debate
Mar 31, 2017
Prayer in school. This week Jon Schwantes is joined by Rep. Terry Goodin, Sen. Mark Stoops, Dr. J.T. Coopman of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents; and David Sklar of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council.
Mar 24, 2017
This week Jon Schwantes and his panel shine the proverbial light on solar power. He is joined by Sen. Brandt Hershman, Rep. Matt Pierce, Mark Maassel, of the Indiana Energy Association; and Jesse Kharbanda of the Hoosier Environmental Council.
Mar 17, 2017
This week Jon Schwantes and his panel tackle higher education. He is joined by Rep. Todd Huston, Rep. Sheila Klinker, Teresa Lubbers and Chancellor Nasser Paydar.
Mar 10, 2017
This week Jon Schwantes moderates an expert panel to address the issue of gun control and possible new legislation. He is joined by Rep. Jim Lucas, Rep. Ed DeLaney, Sen. Jim Tomes and Troy Riggs of the Sagamore Institute.
Mar 03, 2017
Should the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction be an elected one or an appointed one in Indiana?
Feb 24, 2017
With a possible new tax on cigarettes on the horizon, host Jon Schwantes talks with Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer, Rep. Charlie Brown, Dr. Matt Will and Libertarian Mark Rutherford about the surrounding issues and how the revenue should be handled.
Feb 17, 2017
This week host Jon Schwantes leads a civil and informative discussion on the topic of abortion-related legislation. His panel is Rep. Sue Errington, Rep. Ron Bacon and Patti Stauffer of Planned Parenthood.
Feb 10, 2017
This week on Indiana Lawmakers, Jon and his panel discuss Indiana’s lack of hate crime legislation and what is the next step.
Feb 03, 2017
This week on Indiana Lawmakers, Jon is joined by the leading voices in the battle of Indiana’s opioid addiction crisis.
Jan 27, 2017
This week on Indiana Lawmakers, tackling one of the biggest priorities before legislators, educators and even the governor: workforce development. Headlines shout about the need to fill thousands of Hoosier jobs with capable workers over the next few years, but developing those applicants is still a work in progress.
Jan 20, 2017
This week on Indiana Lawmakers, anyone who drives Indiana's highways can appreciate the push for improved roads and infrastructure. After all, potholes and bridge crises make headlines around the state. Paying for those improvements, however, has long been the place where the rubber meets the road.
Jan 13, 2017
This week on Indiana Lawmakers, host Jon Schwantes sits down with Indiana's newly-inaugurated governor, Eric Holcomb to discuss Holcomb's surprising career shift in the wake of Mike Pence's nomination for Vice President, as well as Holcomb's vision for Indiana.
Jan 06, 2017
Indiana's legislative leaders sat down once again with host Jon Schwantes to launch the 36th season of Indiana Lawmakers.
Mar 18, 2016
Another session of the Indiana General Assembly is in the books. Journalists who covered the session join host Jon Schwantes. Chelsea Schneider, Claire McInerny, Zach Osowski and Shaina Cavazos talk about their impressions of proceedings.