"Indiana Lawmakers" provides Hoosiers with comprehensive coverage of the Indiana legislative sessions. Since its inception in 1981, the program has evolved from a series of short field reports to a weekly in-depth examination of the issues and agendas before the state legislature. Host, Jon Schwantes, of Dispatch Broadcasting, heads the production team. Each week he takes you behind the closed doors of the Statehouse and face-to-face with the women and men of state government who make things happen.
"Indiana Lawmakers" is a co-operative production of WFYI Public Media and the other member stations of IPBS (Indiana's Public Broadcasting Stations).
Mar 21, 2014
This week host Jon Schwantes is joined by a team of veteran Statehouse reporters who break down the March win/loss bracket. Jon is joined Ed Feigenbaum, Lesley Stedman Weidenbener, Niki Kelley and Brandon Smith.
Mar 14, 2014
This week host Jon Schwantes is joined by a panel to talk about wins and losses and where will the historical significance of this session will lie. Jon is joined House Speaker Brian Bosma, Rep. Kreg Battles, Sen. David Long, and Rep. Tim Lanane.
Mar 07, 2014
This week host Jon Schwantes is joined by a panel to talk about regulation, public opinion, and the future of Hoosier alcohol sales. Jon is joined by Sen. Ron Alting, Sen. Jim Merritt, Scot Imus and Patrick Tamm.
Feb 28, 2014
This week host Jon Schwantes is joined by a panel on the front lines of environmental issues battling Hoosiers. Jon is joined by Rep. David Wolkins, Rep. Matt Pierce, Justin Schneider and Jesse Kharbanda.
Feb 21, 2014
Drones, data mining and digital privacy. This week Jon Schwantes is joined by Sen. Brent Waltz, Rep. Eric Koch, David Powell and David Orentlicher to discuss the issue of privacy.
Feb 14, 2014
When it comes to transportation in Indiana, all roads, rails, and runways lead through the Statehouse. This week host Jon Schwantes is joined by Rep. Ed Soliday, Rep. Dan Forestal, Troy Woodruff from INDOT and Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear.
Feb 07, 2014
Host Jon Schwantes is joined by Sen. Peter Miller, Gordon Hendry; Dr. David Dresslar and David Harris discuss the state of education in Indiana - everything from Common Core standards to preschool vouchers to snow days.
Jan 31, 2014
This week, host Jon Schwantes is joined by Sen. Brandt Hershman, Sen. John Broden, Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett and Bill Waltz of the Indiana Chamber to discuss the pros and cons of scaling back the Business Personal Property Tax.
Jan 24, 2014
After a controversial move in the Indiana House of Representatives, host Jon Schwantes is joined by Rep. Ed DeLaney, Curt Smith of the Indiana Family Institute and attorney Peter Rusthoven to discuss the same-sex marriage amendment debate.
Jan 17, 2014
This week host Jon Schwantes sits down with Governor Mike Pence to discuss the topics he covered in his second State of the State address.
Jan 10, 2014
In the year's first installment of Indiana Lawmakers, host Jon Schwantes is joined by Brian Bosma, Scott Pelath, David Long and Tim Lanane for a spirited conversation on what Hoosier legislators will focus on in this short legislative session.
May 03, 2013
Host Jon Schwantes is joined by a group of the state's most experienced legislative journalists for his annual look back at the General Assembly.
Public Affairs / September 19, 2014
The announcement comes just weeks after House Speaker Brian Bosma announced that Turner would lose his leadership post for failing to disclose a financial interest in a debate he tried to influence during the last legislative session.