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2017 Indiana General Assembly

Each year, Hoosiers have come to rely on Citizens Action Coalition to monitor Indiana legislation pertaining to energy, environment, and utilities. As always, we are watching closely to protect... Read More »

2016 Indiana General Assembly Voting Records

Every year, we make sure to let you know how your state legislators voted on the issues we work on and who in the energy industry is contributing to their campaigns, so you can make informed... Read More »

Politicians shouldn't be hand-picking their voters. Voters should be hand-picking their politicians.

Representation is a crucial element of a strong democracy.  Redistricting is crucial to representation.   What is redistricting? Redistricting is the process of re-drawing district maps after the... Read More »

The Game is Rigged: We Need a Customer Bill of Rights!

Contact your State Senator and Representative: Tell them to Support a “Customer Bill of Rights” Indiana large gas and electric utilities have been granted state franchised monopolies that protect... Read More »

2016 Indiana General Assembly

Every year, Citizens Action Coalition is down at the Indiana State House to monitor utility legislation. This year is no exception, so rest assured that we are watching closely to see if there are... Read More »

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March 13, 2017

The second half of 2017’s General Assembly is getting off to a slow start at the Statehouse. So far there have been only a handful of hearings in the House. The Senate started its calendar by hearing Indiana’s biennial budget this past Monday morning.

March 6, 2017

The deadlines for bills passing their chambers of origin took place this week. If the introduced bill failed to pass its chamber of origin the bill is considered dead. Of the 1,254 bills originally introduced in the beginning of the legislative session, 362 bills moved past their chamber of origin for further action. The House completed work on 3rd reading bills Monday and the Senate finished 3rd reading bills Tuesday. 

 

February 28, 2017

This past week was the deadline for committee hearings for introduced bills in both the House and Senate. In addition, Thursday was the deadline in the House for 2nd reading on introduced bills. Consistent with the large number of bills having passed committees, the number of bills considered on the floors of each chamber of the General Assembly grew as well.

February 20, 2017

With only one more week of committee meetings remaining, calendars filled quickly this week while Committee Chairs worked to clear their schedules of bills. CAC attended meetings of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, the House Elections Committee, the House Utilities Committee and the Senate Utilities Committee. In addition, we monitored other committees and marked the progression of legislation we’re watching on floors of the House and Senate.

February 14, 2017

This past week was by far the busiest week of the 2017 legislative session yet. CAC staff monitored six committee hearings this week and testified on legislation regarding Indiana’s water infrastructure at the House Utilities Committee and the Senate Bill 309 during the Senate Utilities Committee.

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