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IN Focus: Indiana's Week in Politics

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IN Focus: Indiana's Week in Politics

FOX59/CBS4. How will this week's headlines impact you and your family? Every week, we explore the latest news from Washington D.C. and from the Statehouse, with in-depth analysis of Indiana politics from our bi-partisan team of political experts and analy

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​How will this week's headlines impact you and your family? Every week, we explore the latest news from Washington D.C. and from the Statehouse, with in-depth analysis of Indiana politics from our bi-partisan team of political experts and analysts. Get 'IN Focus' on the go and stay tuned for exclusive bonus content toward the end of the podcast.
 
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Big changes to gun laws in the Hoosier state will allow for permitless owners. Political figures continue to speak on this matter as the Indiana legislative session wraps. Plus, the Ukraine Crisis continues to spur out of control. Now, congressmen back here at home are worried about the economic effects.…
 
Protests at the statehouse following debates and votes on education bills. First, we'll talk with senate education chair Jeff Raatz and state senator J.D. Ford about those bills, Next, we'll hear from Indiana house speaker Todd Huston about his recent moves. Finally, we'll discuss the current environment revolving around mask mandates in schools.…
 
First, the state representatives are halfway through their legislative session. We'll sit down 1-on-1 with Todd Rokita and discuss his recent trips to the southern U.S. border. Next, we'll hear about the pursuit for education. We'll talk with the sponsor helping Indiana senators pass this curriculum bill. Finally, we'll hear from U.S. senator Todd …
 
The Indiana house of representatives has passed a couple of controversial bills. First, we'll talk with house speaker Todd Huston and senate minority leader Greg Taylor about those disputed bills. After that we'll catch you up on those passed bill and explain what each means for Indiana. Finally, U.S. senator Todd Young talks with us about the tens…
 
Record breaking covid numbers in the hoosier state! First, we'll sit down with state health experts and discuss those numbers as well as the recently passed house bill 1001 (HB 1001). Next, we'll hear from Indiana's U.S. senators and some representatives about current issues. Issues including H.R. 1001, the Ukraine/Russia crisis, and education free…
 
First, the Biden administration is dealt a loss as the Supreme Court shoots down the vaccine mandate for businesses. We'll hear from local representatives about Indiana's anti-vaccine mandate bill and the progress it has at the statehouse. Next, governor Eric Holcomb delivered his state of the state address. Why does the governor believe Indiana is…
 
First, we'll discuss reasons for the recent surge in coronavirus cases. Then, we'll hear from state congress members about the vaccine mandate bill being pushed by the Indiana GOP. Next, we'll hear from governor Eric Holcomb and his plans for 2022. Why cutting business taxes, education, and better business practices are his priorities. Finally, Ind…
 
New guidance from the CDC starts by reducing the amount of quarantine isolation after a positive test. First, we'll breakdown the new recommendations and then sit down with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Next, what is Indiana's status as omicron cases rise for the new year? We'll discuss comments about covid made by governor Eric Holcomb and attorney general T…
 
First, we'll recount the tragic January 6th riots at the U.S. capitol building and the response from Indiana officials after the violent insurrection. Next, there was Indiana representation under the Trump administration, but under the Biden administration as well. We'll look back at our conversations with administration officials with hoosier ties…
 
First, we'll update you on the recent covid numbers. Next, we'll continue our interview with governor Eric Holcomb as big issues are being pushed forward at the state house. The rising crime numbers in our state and the ongoing debate about vaccine mandates are major topics as state congressmen prepare for the 2022 session. Also, we'll talk with de…
 
First, we'll talk with local health officials about Indiana's covid statistics and current status at this point in the pandemic. Next, we'll sit down with governor Eric Holcomb as we discuss his administration's handling of the pandemic and the upcoming new year at the state house. Finally, Indiana senator Mike Braun helped put together a senate bi…
 
Both sides of the statehouse continue their debate over the governor's mandates. First, we'll talk with former state health commissioner Dr. Richard Feldman about the current state of this public health crisis. Then, we'll hear from state senators, from both sides, on their stances on those mandates. Finally, we'll hear from Indiana senator Todd Yo…
 
First, we'll talk to governor Eric Holcomb and attorney general Todd Rokita as the legislature begin negotiations to end those covid emergency declarations. Covid cases in the state are on the rise, so is this move too soon? Next, president Biden's Build Back Better bill will be brought to the senate. We'll hear from congressman Larry Bucshon and t…
 
There are many hot topics up for debate next year at the Statehouse. First, we'll hear from Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston, House Majority Leader Matt Lehman, and Minority Leader Phil GiaQuinta as they discuss what state leaders have in store for the 2022 legislative session. Legal marijuana, pandemic orders, school board elections and tax cuts …
 
First, the infrastructure bill provides funding to many sectors in the U.S., but what exactly is going to happen in the hoosier state? We'll hear from both Indiana party chair leaders, democrat Mike Schmuhl and republican Kyle Hupler. Next, senator Mike Braun is under the microscope after recently revealed 2018 campaign finance blunders. We'll talk…
 
First, Indiana republicans join a national effort to pushback the Biden administration's vaccine mandates. We'll go 1-on-1 with Indiana congressman Trey Hollingsworth as we discuss those mandates and his potential 2022 plans. Next, politics has found its way into local school boards across the nation. We'll hear from former state superintendent Dr.…
 
First, Indiana health care facilities are about to start the rollout of covid vaccines for the younger population. We'll listen to former physician Larry Bucshon as he explains his views on the vaccine and vaccinating the children of Indiana. Next, we continue our conversation with congressman Bucshon as we discuss Biden's plan for his infrastructu…
 
First, the FDA will meet to discuss vaccine rollout to younger americans. We talk with Dr. Rochelle Walensky about the CDC's plan to vaccinate younger populations. Next, we hear from state congressman Andre Carson about the bipartisan infrastructure deals being made in congress and the next likely steps. Next, we hear from senator Todd Young about …
 
First, the push for FDA approved COVID-19 booster shots and the continued plea for Americans to get vaccinated. Next, we sit down with state senator Todd Young and discuss the economic impact here in Indiana. We also talk with U.S. commerce secretary Gina Raimondo about the Build Back Better program and its solutions to inflation. Finally, hoosiers…
 
First, the race to vaccinate more Americans and the pushback. We'll hear from state representative Jim Banks as he fights the federal mandate in Indiana. Next, the debate about what will be included in the infrastructure bill. State representatives Andre Carson and Greg Pence tell us what they think should and should not be in the bill. Finally, wh…
 
First, Joe Biden signed the funding bill that saves the federal government from a shutdown, but only until December 3rd. Next, we'll hear from Indiana state congressman Larry Bucshon as he discusses the process of federal funding and his reaction to the funding bill that passed. After, state attorney general Todd Rokita talks about trying to preven…
 
First, there is a possibility of another government shutdown because of stalemates in the U.S. congress. Why Indiana senator Mike Braun says not to worry. Then, as the battle over redistricting nears its end, we'll hear from party chairs Kyle Hupfer and Mike Schmuhl. The chair's reactions about the proposed districts and the overall process of redi…
 
The ongoing redistricting battle nears its end as state Republican leaders unveil the proposed new districts. We'll hear from Democratic leader Mike Schmuhl about the proposal and how it could shape Indiana politics for the next 10 years. Next up, we listen to what Senator Mike Braun has to say about President Joe Biden's vaccine mandates. Finally,…
 
First, we'll get inputs from both Indiana Republican and Democratic leadership about the president's vaccine requirements as we talk with Indiana attorney general Todd Rokita and hear from congressman Andre Carson. Next, Dan will sit down with White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to find out the reason behind these requirements. Fi…
 
First, we talk about the current COVID numbers and the rules put in place in Indiana schools. Then, we talk with Congressman Jim Baird, Congressman Andre Carson, and Governor Eric Holcomb about the Afghan refugees staying at Camp Atterbury. Finally, we discuss the potential Indiana impact after the Supreme Court's ruling to not overturn a Texas abo…
 
First, we'll hear from Indiana health leaders Dr. Virginia Caine and Dr. Kristina Box about Indiana's covid status. Then, we'll sit down with state congressman Larry Bucshon and talk about the Pfizer vaccine FDA approval and the U.S. Afghanistan response. Later on, we'll hear from U.S. senators Bernie Sanders from Vermont and Indiana's Mike Braun a…
 
First, we start with the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and how our state representatives are responding to the situation. We sit down with Senator Mike Braun to talk about possible solutions for the repercussions from Afghanistan as well as vaccine booster shots. Then, we talk with Dr. Cameron Webb about those vaccine booster shots and Indiana's …
 
First, we hear from Governor Eric Holcomb and his thoughts on mask mandates as the state deals with Delta variant cases. Then, state representatives Andre Carson and Victoria Spartz, along with Senator Mike Braun and former senator Joe Donnelly, discuss the recently passed infrastructure bill in the U.S. Senate. Finally, we talk with Mayor Joe Hogs…
 
First, we'll hear from Governor Eric Holcomb as the Hoosier state looks for answers following a dramatic rise in Delta variant cases. Then, we discuss redistricting with state representatives and the overall fight for representation. Finally, we'll hear from Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett about rising crime numbers in the city and potential plans t…
 
First, we hear from Governor Eric Holcomb, Major Joe Hogsett, Indiana Congressman Larry Bucshon and Marion County Health Director Dr. Virginia Caine as there are new CDC recommendations following rising cases in the Delta Variant. Then, we discuss the infrastructure deal with Indiana Senator Mike Braun. Finally, as the January 6 committee starts, w…
 
We speak with Indiana Senators Mike Braun and Todd Young on the urgent push from both Democrats and Republicans for vaccinations in the midst of Delta variant cases rapid increase. Then we go one on one with RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel and Democratic Chair Mike Schmuhl about the President's Infrastructure plan. Finally we discuss the Indiana congressm…
 
Lawmakers in the Capitol are getting closer to passing the president's infrastructure bill. We speak with Congressmen Andre Carson and Trey Hollingsworth. We also have an update on the legal battle in Indiana between the governor and attorney general. Finally, we hear the latest from state health officials on the COVID-19 Delta variant in Indiana.…
 
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