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Indianas Cigarette Tax
March 12, 2021
The debate over efforts to boost the state's tax on cigarettes is filled with statistics on both sides. Actually, there are more than two sides in this debate, but we'll get to that in our show this week. Two of the most pertinent stats are these: Indiana, according
to the CDC has the fourth highest smoking rate in the country. On the other hand, the state's current cigarette tax ranks 39th nationwide. On the next edition of Indiana Lawmakers, we'll explore whether changing the latter can alter the former and if so, by how much.
Joining host Jon Schwantes to talk about the push to increase Indiana's cigarette tax will be Republican Representative Julie Olthoff of Crown Point; Republican Representative Ann Vermillion of Marion; Mike Ripley, Vice President of Healthcare Policy and Employment Law at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce; and Bryan Hannon, Indiana Government Relations Director for the American Cancer Society.
Statehouse Journalists Assess the 2023 General Assembly Session
May 12, 2023
On this week’s “Indiana Lawmakers” four nonpartisan journalists discuss the twists and...
The Caucus Leaders Assess the 2023 General Assembly Session
May 5, 2023
The 2023 General Assembly session wrapped up last week. On the next “Indiana Lawmakers”...
Alcohol Sales in Indiana
April 27, 2023
On the next Indiana Lawmakers we discuss government oversight versus consumer choice regarding...
April 21, 2023
On the next “Indiana Lawmakers” the issue of affordable housing in Indiana. We’ll ask...
Gender Affirming Care
April 13, 2023
On “Indiana Lawmakers” - examining “anti-trans” bills from the session. Are the bills...
The Biennial Budget
April 7, 2023
Final negotiations over the state’s biennial budget are fast approaching. On the next “Indiana...
March 30, 2023
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...