HOW DID YOUR MOCs VOTE LAST WEEK?
H.R. 3055: [Funding the Government Through December 20th]
H.R. 1309: Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act
S. 1838: Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019
H.R. 5084: Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019
H.R. 3702: Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019
Justice Robert Luck confirmed to U.S. Circuit Judge for the 11th Circuit
Justice Barbara Lagoa confirmed to U.S. Circuit Judge for the 11th Circuit
Adrian Zuckerman confirmed as Ambassador to Romania.
The US Congress is on Thanksgiving recess this week.
State of Indiana
This week in Indiana saw the “Red For Ed” and Redistricting Reform rallies at the Statehouse.
Top Indiana Republicans touted “record investment” in school spending and big teacher pay raises by some school districts in defending themselves as thousands of teachers turned out for a Statehouse rally Tuesday calling for a bigger boost in education funding. Those arguments, however, don’t give the full context of Indiana’s complicated method for distributing money for educating about 1.1 million students. (South Bend Tribune)
More than 15,000 public education advocates gathered at the steps of the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday morning to send a message to lawmakers at the ceremonial start of the 2020 legislative session. (Times of Northwest Indiana)
How redistricting can create stronger schools (Editorial) (Indy Star)
Indiana will redraw its congressional and legislative maps in 2021, and Senate Democrats want to change the process for doing it. (WIBC)
State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-Munster, announced Thursday she is running for the state’s 1st Congressional District. (Post Tribune)
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says it won’t turn over Hoosiers’ driver’s license information to the U.S. Census Bureau. (WFYI)
NIPSCO decided to transition away from the coal it’s burned for 90 years because of financial considerations, not environmental concerns, company President Violet Sistovaris told the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. (Times of Northwest Indiana)
Indiana has applied for a 10-year extension of its Medicaid health insurance program, known as the Healthy Indiana Plan. This fairly routine move sparked passionate public commentary on Tuesday afternoon. (WFIU)
Indiana lawmakers say addressing teacher’s concerns, raising the legal age for vaping and cigarette smoking, as well as tackling workforce development are all on the agenda for the 2020 Legislative session. (Indy Politics)