Mar 16, 2018
On this edition of Indiana Lawmakers, host Jon Schwantes and the General Assembly’s caucus leadership discuss the 2018 legislative session.
Mar 10, 2018
This week on Indiana Lawmakers, host Jon Schwantes and panelists discuss the Department of Child Services.
Mar 02, 2018
This week Indiana Lawmakers host Jon Schwantes and panelists discuss changes in Indiana since abortion was legalized in 1973.
Feb 23, 2018
This week on Indiana Lawmakers, host Jon Schwantes and panelists discuss self-driving cars, trucks, and buses in Indiana.
Feb 16, 2018
This week on Indiana Lawmakers, host Jon Schwantes and panelists discuss K-12 education in Indiana.
Feb 09, 2018
Last fall, with great fanfare, President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a "public health emergency." Just last month, in his annual State of the State address, Governor Eric Holcomb identified the fight against opioid abuse as a top priority for this year's legislative session. Sadly, most Hoosiers didn't need any such formal pronouncements to recognize or appreciate the severity of the problem. They've seen firsthand the terrible toll that opioid addiction has taken on their communities and, far too often, on their own families. It's claimed thousands of lives, stretched public-health resources to the breaking point, and dealt a multibillion-dollar blow to the economy. Those battling the epidemic have employed a wide variety of weapons, including public-awareness campaigns more stringent guidelines for prescribers, tighter controls on wholesale drug distributors and, for users, increased access to both overdose intervention and long-term treatment. On this edition of Indiana Lawmakers Host Jon Schwantes sits down with Senator Jim Merritt of Indianapolis, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill and Larry Landis of the Indiana Public Defender Council.
Feb 02, 2018
Indiana is one of just five states without a hate-crime law. So how does Indiana law define hate-crime, or bias crime, as it is also known? Join host Jon Schwantes and panelists Senator John Ruckelshaus, R - Indianapolis; Senator Greg Taylor, D - Indianapolis; Aliya Amin, Executive Director of the Muslim Alliance; and Curt Smith, President of the Indiana Family Institute, as they discuss a topic that impacts so many Hoosiers.
Jan 26, 2018
Alcohol sales on Sundays? Host Jon Schwantes, Jay Ricker, of Ricker's retail chain, Bev Gard, of the Alcohol Code Revision Commission, Rep. Terri Austin - D, Anderson, and Grant Monahan, President of the Indiana Retail Council discuss the issue.
Jan 19, 2018
Workforce development ... how will those words affect you? The Indiana General Assembly and Hoosiers across the state are trying to figure that out. Join Jon Schwantes for an in-depth discussion on this important issue for our state's economy. Senator Doug Eckerty R - Yorktown, Representative Todd Huston R - Fishers, Teresa Lubbers from the Commission on Higher Education, and Stephanie Wells from the Indiana Manufacturers Association will discuss how Indiana workers can be in the right place, at the right time, and with the right skills.
Jan 12, 2018
From the opioid epidemic to training students for the jobs of the future, Governor Eric Holcomb believes the big issues of concern to Hoosiers can be handled with transparency and a focus on Indiana's citizens. The governor joins Indiana Lawmakers host Jon Schwantes this week in a traditional one-on-one interview at a time when the legislative session is short and important topics are on the table. The governor speaks frankly about the budget and leadership for the embattled Department of Child Services, the future of Sunday alcohol sales, the legalization of marijuana and more.
Jan 05, 2018
Indiana's legislators have just ten weeks to manage some important issues facing Hoosiers until next year's budget session. Caucus leaders join host Jon Schwantes to talk about everything from the state's addiction crisis to cold beer sales to funding concerns at the Department of Child Services. Our guests are Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R - Indianapolis; Representative Terry Goodin, D - Austin; Senator David Long, R - Fort Wayne; and Senator Tim Lanane, D - Anderson. Will medical marijuana and CBD laws see a change this session? Where to redistricting efforts stand? These questions and more are on the table as we kick off Season 37 of Indiana Lawmakers - from the Statehouse to your house.
Apr 28, 2017
This week on Indiana Lawmakers, Jon wraps up the season with four journalists who covered the session gavel to gavel and beyond.