GOPers Push Through Indiana Coal Bill, Send It To Governor's Desk

"Indiana’s coal bill is heading to the governor’s desk as legislation that would extend the life of the state’s coal-fired power plants for a year — following a seesaw battle between lawmakers over its major tenets.

House Bill 1414 advanced out of conference committee Tuesday morning, but not before the leaders of Indiana's House and Senate, both of them Republicans, replaced the committee's Democrats, both of whom opposed the measure, with fellow party members who provided the votes needed to approve it.

The conference committee report passed out of the House on Tuesday 55 to 38, and narrowly was voted out of the Senate that evening by a 28-21 vote. A spokeswoman for Gov. Eric Holcomb said Tuesday that he 'will review the legislation.'"

Sarah Bowman reports for the Indianapolis Star March 10, 2020.

Source: Indianapolis Star, 03/11/2020