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Indiana Roadway Tractor Trailor Weight Limits
March 26, 2021
Most of us would be pleased to lighten our loads but not the trucking industry’s biggest movers and shakers. They're driving legislation that would effectively raise the weight limit for many of the semis that traverse Indiana’s roadways. They say the permit overhaul they favor would boost the state’s economy, generate more money for road repairs and level the playing field for all freight carriers, regardless of their cargo. Under current law, exceptions to Indiana’s 80,000-pound weight limit are available only to haulers of agricultural commodities or steel. Critics argue that the proposed changes would wreak havoc on the state’s roads and bridges, lead to deadlier crashes, and undermine the rail industry. On this week’s show, Jon Schwantes and his panelists will, ahem, weigh in on the debate. So buckle up for what promises to be a pedal-to-the-metal discussion. Our panelists this week will be Republican Representative Jim Pressel of Rolling Prairie, first-year chairman of the House Roads and Transportation Committee; Republican Representative Tom Saunders of Lewisville, a member of that panel; Peter Mills, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Rail Road Company; and Kendell Culp of Rensselaer, President of the Jasper County Commissioners and immediate past president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners.
March 24, 2023
Indiana legislators are weighing potential remedies for healthcare costs. What is the right...
Mental Health Legislation
March 17, 2023
Diagnosing and treating mental illness is important. Next on Indiana Lawmakers, legislation...
Is pending anti-voter-fraud legislation for securing election integrity or an attempt at voter suppression?
March 10, 2023
Is pending anti-voter-fraud legislation for securing election integrity or an attempt at voter...
Could legislation currently being considered at the Statehouse send K-12 teachers and librarians to prison?
March 3, 2023
Could legislation currently being considered at the Statehouse send K-12 teachers and librarians...
Is it time in Indiana to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis?
February 24, 2023
On the next edition of Indiana Lawmakers, Is it time in Indiana to decriminalize the possession...
Should the state make investments in funds on the basis of fostering environmental, social, or governance (ESG) goals?
February 17, 2023
Next on “Indiana Lawmakers”, should legislators ban state fund investments that consider...
Should our state keep partisan politics out of our schools?
February 10, 2023
Governor Eric Holcomb's 2023 Agenda
February 3, 2023
On the next Indiana Lawmakers, Governor Eric Holcomb’s 2023 agenda: increased funding for...
State Constitutional Amendment for Bail
January 27, 2023
A state constitutional amendment for Bail? Greater protection for Hoosiers or an erosion of...
Governor Holcomb’s push for a sweeping overhaul of the state’s public health system
January 20, 2023
Senator Ed Charbonneau, Representative Ann Vermilion, Dr. Kristina Box & Dr. Virginia Caine...
Caucus Leaders Discuss the Legislative Agenda for the 2023 General Assembly Session
January 13, 2023
Indiana Lawmakers are back to work and so are we. Join us as we kick off this legislative session...
General Assembly Reporters' Recap
March 18, 2022
On the next “Indiana Lawmakers” host Jon Schwantes and Statehouse journalists will assess...
2022 General Assembly Session Review
March 11, 2022
On this edition of Indiana Lawmakers, the four caucus leaders join host Jon Schwantes to review...
Indiana's Regulatory Landscape
March 4, 2022
Who is better equipped to shape the state’s regulatory landscape, state legislators or government...
Indiana's Energy Future
February 25, 2022
On Indiana Lawmakers we discuss our state’s energy future from coal, natural gas, wind, solar,...
Handgun Carry Permits
February 18, 2022
On the next “Indiana Lawmakers” we discuss a Statehouse bill that would allow most adults...
Decriminalization of Marijuana
February 11, 2022
On the next Indiana Lawmakers we look at Indiana’s ongoing debate over the legalization —...
The Spike in Violent Crime
February 4, 2022
On the next Indiana Lawmakers we discuss at the spike in violent crime: HOW did we get to this...