Indiana Lawmakers is now in its 39th 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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Mar 20, 2020
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.
Mar 13, 2020
"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.
Mar 06, 2020
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.
Feb 28, 2020
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".
Feb 21, 2020
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".
Feb 14, 2020
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.
Feb 07, 2020
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.
Jan 31, 2020
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.
Jan 24, 2020
This week on Indiana Lawmakers, Jon Schwantes sits down with Republican Governor Eric Holcomb to discuss legislation being considered by the 2020 General Assembly.
Jan 17, 2020
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.
Jan 10, 2020
A new season of Indiana Lawmakers begins and joining host Jon Schwantes with perspectives on the 2020 Legislative session are four political journalists; Mary Beth Schneider, Eric Berman, Lindsey Erdody, and Brandon Smith.
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.