Latest Indiana state government News

Indiana lawmakers scale back on private school aid expansion

Jan. 25, 2023 17:36 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans scaled down a proposed expansion Wednesday of a program allowing parents to spend state money directly on their child’s education expenses after critics argued it opened up such payments to private schools by even the wealthiest families. A...

March for Life eyes Congress for post-Roe abortion limits

Jan. 20, 2023 17:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A half century after Roe v. Wade, March for Life supporters on Friday celebrated the Supreme Court's dismantling of that constitutional right to abortion and heralded the political struggle set loose by the court's decision. President Joe Biden pledged to do all in his limited...

Indiana's top court weighing challenge to state abortion ban

Jan. 19, 2023 14:11 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top state lawyer on Thursday urged the Indiana Supreme Court to uphold the state’s Republican-backed abortion ban, even as the justices weighed whether they should decide its constitutionality before lower courts have fully considered the case. The state’s...

Court challenge to Indiana trans sports ban has been dropped

Jan. 18, 2023 18:55 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawsuit challenging an Indiana law that prohibits transgender students from competing in girls school sports was dropped Wednesday just weeks before it was to be heard by a federal appeals court. A federal judge in Indianapolis ruled against the law in August...

US divided over Roe's repeal as abortion foes gird for march

Jan. 18, 2023 12:52 PM EST

Anti-abortion activists will have multiple reasons to celebrate — and some reasons for unease — when they gather Friday in Washington for the annual March for Life. The march, which includes a rally drawing abortion opponents from across the nation, has been held annually since...

GOP Rep. Banks jumps into race for open Indiana Senate seat

Jan. 17, 2023 14:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Rep. Jim Banks, a combative defender of former President Donald Trump, announced on Tuesday that he is running for the U.S. Senate seat from Indiana being vacated by GOP Sen. Mike Braun. Banks is the first candidate to formally enter the Senate race...

Indiana governor pushes big spending plan in annual address

Jan. 10, 2023 20:49 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb urged skeptical state legislators Tuesday to support funding for several big-ticket spending plans, arguing that the state needed to take action on multiple fronts. Holcomb used the annual State of the State address before members of...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jan. 10, 2023 17:20 PM EST

Fort Wayne Gazette Journal. January 8, 2023. Editorial: Education a focus of lawmakers, governor and employers this session An Indiana Chamber of Commerce study released Dec. 23 has found a high demand among Hoosier employers for “life skills,” such as...

Indiana lawmakers return for session of spending decisions

Jan. 09, 2023 21:31 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers returned Monday to the Statehouse for the start of this year’s legislative session with a large budget surplus and a long list of big-ticket spending wishes to sort through. The drafting of a new two-year state budget will be the primary...

Taxes fall, wages rise and jaywalking OK'd by new state laws

Dec. 31, 2022 10:26 AM EST

Taxes will fall and minimum wages rise for residents in numerous states as a variety of new laws take effect Sunday that could impact people's finances and, in some cases, their personal liberties. Some new laws could affect access to abortion. Others will ease restrictions on...