Latest Indiana state government News

Indiana lawmakers delay bill restricting COVID-19 mandates

Nov. 24, 2021 15:37 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor announced Wednesday he would extend the state's public health emergency for another month amid a stalled legislative proposal that would force businesses to grant COVID-19 vaccination requirement exemptions without any questions and block similar...

Medical groups argue against Indiana vaccine mandate limits

Nov. 23, 2021 17:37 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Numerous Indiana medical and business groups argued Tuesday against a Republican proposal aimed at ending the statewide COVID-19 public health emergency and forcing broad exemptions from workplace vaccination requirements. The...

Timeline extended for resettling Afghan refugees in Indiana

Nov. 23, 2021 17:20 PM EST

EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Federal officials said Tuesday that they've pushed back their timeline to resettle roughly 4,100 Afghan refugees who are still at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury training post more than two months after they arrived there. Limited...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EST

Anderson Herald-Bulletin. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Investing in teachers is investing in children Indiana should do more to make teacher pay raises a reality. Increased teacher salaries would be good for students, parents and communities. ...

Indiana GOP bill stymies workplace COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Nov. 22, 2021 16:42 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor held back Monday from supporting a proposal by fellow Republicans that would force businesses to grant COVID-19 vaccination requirement exemptions without any questions and block similar immunization rules set by state universities. ...

Indiana governor's office suite undergoing renovations

Nov. 21, 2021 09:42 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana governor’s office suite inside the Statehouse is in the middle of a facelift. Work being done includes removing decades-old carpet and asbestos flooring underneath it in the main lobby and two adjacent office spaces, said Erin Murphy,...

Indiana lawmakers to reconvene, look to end COVID-19 orders

Nov. 20, 2021 12:44 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature will reconvene late this month to consider ending the statewide COVID-19 public health emergency order that has been in place since March 2020, legislative leaders said Saturday. Senate President Pro Tem...

Indiana environmental chief leaving for federal agency job

Nov. 20, 2021 09:49 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The head of Indiana’s environmental oversight department for the past five years is leaving that position for a job with the federal government. The governor’s office announced this past week that Bruno Pigott is resigning as commissioner of the...

Revision pushes Indiana jobless rate further below US mark

Nov. 19, 2021 14:01 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Corrections made by the federal government to Indiana’s unemployment rate lowered the figure by half a percentage point, pushing the state mark further below the national jobless rate. The revision announced Friday put Indiana’s September rate at...

Renewed Indiana pot legalization push faces GOP opposition

Nov. 19, 2021 12:23 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A renewed push for Indiana to join more than two-thirds of states with some form of legalized marijuana use appears to face the same roadblock from Statehouse Republicans who have opposed such a step for many years. Legislative Democrats and the...