Indiana Senate

Senate Majority Leader Rodric Bray, R-Martinsville, speaks to the Senate on Organization Day at the Indiana Statehouse on Nov. 17 marking the start of the 2021 legislative session. 

INDIANAPOLIS — The COVID-19 pandemic will loom large over the Indiana Legislature's new session that starts Monday as lawmakers face the fallout from the disease that led to more than 7,000 deaths and economic distress across the state since the last session ended in March.

They will face debates about Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's public health orders over the past 10 months and must figure out a new state budget with plenty of questions about how the coronavirus-sparked recession will impact state tax collections as they try to boost school funding again.

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