Indiana Lawmakers is now in its 38th season keeping 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.
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May 03, 2019
How will the results of the 2019 Indiana Legislative Session affect you and your fellow Hoosiers? Indiana Lawmakers host John Schwantes will pose those questions, not to partisans but to journalists who covered this year's session, day in and day out.
Apr 26, 2019
What will be the results of the 2019 Indiana Legislative Session? Host John Schwantes will ask House Speaker Brian Bosma, House Minority Leader Phil GiaQuinta, Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray, and Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane.
Apr 19, 2019
What surprises await in the Indiana Budget? Senators Karen Tallian and Eric Bassler, along with Representatives Greg Porter and Mike Karickhoff, will debate the options, as they join host Jon Schwantes this week on Indiana Lawmakers.
Apr 12, 2019
Are changes coming for Indiana Gaming Laws? Host Jon Schwantes discusses the issue with Senator Eddie Melton of Gary; Senator Jon Ford of Terre Haute; Representative Earl Harris Jr. of East Chicago; and Representative Terri Austin of Anderson.
Apr 05, 2019
Should Marijuana be legalized in Indiana for medicinal, and even recreational use? Joining host Jon Schwantes to discuss the issue are Representative Jim Lucas, and Dr. John McGoff, immediate past president of the Indiana State Medical Association.
Mar 29, 2019
How should society deal with people who do bad things? Lawmakers host Jon Schwantes and his guests Senator Jim Merritt, Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger, David Powell of IPAC, and Bernice Corley, with IPDC will discuss the options.
Mar 22, 2019
This week host Jon Schwantes is joined by Sen. John Ruckelshaus, Representatives Jerry Torr and Justin Moed, & Julia Vaughn, with Common Cause Indiana to discuss talks redistricting laws.
Mar 15, 2019
Will convention and sports facility expansions in Indianapolis benefit all Hoosiers? Lawmakers host Jon Schwantes will ask Senator Jack Sandlin, Representative Robin Shackleford, Chris Gahl, of Visit Indy, and Dave Sibley, of White Lodging Services.
Mar 08, 2019
Should payday loan laws change in Indiana? Host Jon Schwantes will ask Senator Greg Walker, Representative Matt Lehman, Erin Macy, with the Indiana Institute for Working Families, and Matt Whetstone, founder of the lobbying firm 1816 inc.
Mar 01, 2019
What might be changing for Indiana's schools? Lawmakers host Jon Schwantes will ask Representatives Bob Behning and Greg Porter, both of Indianapolis, Teresa Meredith, President of ISTA, and Chris Himsel, Superintendent of Northwest Allen County Schools.
Feb 22, 2019
What might change for Indiana's abortion laws? Host Jon Schwantes will ask Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher, Representative Sue Errington, and Shruti Rana of Indiana University's Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.
Feb 15, 2019
What's next for Indiana's Gaming industry? "Lawmakers" host Jon Schwantes will ask, Rep. Sean Eberhart - Shelbyville, Matt Bell, with the Casino Association of Indiana, Gretchen Gutman, for Cook Group, and John Keeler, for Spectacle Entertainment.
Feb 08, 2019
Should gun laws in Indiana be modified? Catch this week's spirited discussion with host Jon Schwantes, Rep. Ed DeLaney (D), Rep. Jim Lucas (R), Rep. Carey Hamilton (D), and attorney and firearms instructor Guy Relford.
Feb 01, 2019
Indiana - one of five states without a Bias Crime Law. Catch a lively "Lawmakers" discussion with Curt Smith of the Indiana Family Institute, Senator Greg Taylor, Senator Mike Bohacek, and Mike O'Connor of Eli Lilly and Company.
Jan 25, 2019
Indiana has struggled to protect at-risk children. This week on Lawmakers Jon Schwantes welcomes Rep. Greg Steuerwald, Rep. Ryan Hatfield, Sen. Andy Zay, and IU Researcher Dr. Demetrees Hutchins to discuss how more funding will affect the Indiana DCS.
Jan 18, 2019
Will Governor Holcomb's proposal to dip into state's reserves help local school districts cover their pension liability? Will it free up money that could be put toward raises for teachers? Host Jon Schwantes will ask the Governor on this week's show.
Jan 11, 2019
How will this year's legislative agenda affect Hoosiers? Host Jon Schwantes asks Senator Rodric Bray, Senator Tim Lanane, Representative Phil GiaQuinta, and Representative Brian Bosma as they join him on this edition of Indiana Lawmakers.
Jan 04, 2019
What will be the most significant proposals and debates of the 2019 General Assembly? For an in depth discussion join host Jon Schwantes along with panelists Eric Berman, veteran political reporter for WIBC radio in Indianapolis, Niki Kelly, Statehouse reporter for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, former Indianapolis Star political reporter and current editor for the Statehouse File, Mary Beth Schneider, and Brandon Smith, Statehouse reporter for Indiana Public Media and host of Indiana Week in Review.