Latest Indiana State General Assembly News

Legislator from Indianapolis resigns following arrest

Jun. 15, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state legislator from Indianapolis resigned his position Monday after being arrested last week. Democratic Rep. Dan Forestal said his resignation as a state representative was effective immediately, calling his time in office the “greatest honor of my lifetime.” Forestal...

Indiana lawmaker jailed on allegations he assaulted deputies

Jun. 12, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state legislator from Indianapolis was arrested on allegations that he assaulted two sheriff’s deputies while being checked into a hospital. Democratic Rep. Dan Forestal was jailed Friday on preliminary charges including battery of a public safety official and resisting law...

Indiana Democratic chairman fails in state Senate bid

Jun. 4, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bloomington-area voters overwhelmingly picked a former congressional candidate over the Indiana Democratic Party chairman for a state Senate seat nomination. Unofficial returns released from Tuesday’s primary election show Shelli Yoder received 80% of the vote in the...

Head of non-union builder's group loses Indiana Senate race

Jun. 2, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A costly Republican fight for a state Senate nomination has been won by the candidate backed by several suburban Indianapolis mayors. Scott Baldwin, the owner of a construction management company, won the GOP nomination over JR Gaylor, who is president and CEO of the Associated Builders...

Indiana lawmaker loses assignments after Facebook post

May. 16, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A white Indiana state lawmaker has been removed from two committees after posting a meme that showed black children in diapers dancing with the caption, “We gon’ get free money!” Rep. Jim Lucas was removed from the interim study committees on elections and public...

Indiana legislator accused of racist Facebook post, again

May. 13, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A white Indiana state lawmaker who was accused of posting something racist on Facebook last year is defending himself again after he posted a meme that showed black children in diapers dancing with the caption, “We gon’ get free money!” Republican state Rep. Jim...

Myers selects ex-lawmaker Linda Lawson as running mate

May. 8, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Woody Myers selected former state Rep. Linda Lawson on Friday to be his running mate as his choice for lieutenant governor. Lawson was the first woman to lead a caucus in the Indiana House when she was chosen as minority leader in 2012. She also...