Rep. Terri Austin

Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) says some Hoosier taxpayers would have seen tax increases without legislation approved during the special session. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Lawmakers approved two substantial tax measures during Monday’s one-day special session.

Many of the provisions sought to conform state tax laws with major policy changes made by the recent federal tax reform bill – which Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) says is part of what made a special session necessary.

A group of Democratic women political and business leaders announced the creation Thursday of a program aimed at getting more Democratic women into positions of power throughout the state.

The initiative is called Hoosier Women Forward, a nine-month long leadership training program that will work with 20 to 25 Indiana Democratic women each year.