Latest Indiana state government News

Indiana reports 354 more confirmed COVID-19 cases

May. 25, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials said Monday that 354 more Indiana residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and an additional eight people have died from the disease. The Indiana State Department of Health reported the total number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus is now 31,715, after...

Experts: Flush pipes in buildings that have been vacant

May. 25, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana building owners should flush out water pipes before reopening to the public because harmful bacteria and other material may be present, experts say. The Indiana State Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Management have both issued guidance on properly...

Another 487 Hoosiers have COVID-19; total tops 31,000

May. 24, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Another 487 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, raising Indiana's total to 31,376, state health officials said Sunday. With 12 additional deaths, a total of 1,824 Hoosiers now are confirmed to have died from disease caused by the coronavirus, the Indiana State Department of...

Positive COVID-19 virus tests up by more than 500 in Indiana

May. 23, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Another 513 Indiana residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, bringing the state’s total to more than 30,900, according to health officials. The Indiana State Department of Health also said Saturday that deaths attributed to the disease have risen by 21 to 1,812....

A medical worker talks with a customer at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Indianapolis. The state's business and gathering restrictions are being eased for most of the state beginning Friday. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana jobless rate hits 16.9%; state plans big budget cuts

May. 22, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s unemployment rate hit 16.9% for April from widespread business closures during the coronavirus outbreak, and state officials warned Friday of steep spending cuts in reaction to plummeting tax revenues. Officials pointed to some hopeful signs of economic recovery as...

Worker doing sign maintenance killed along Indiana highway

May. 22, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (AP) — A worker doing construction sign maintenance along a northwestern Indiana interstate was killed early Friday when a semi truck collided with his vehicle, which then fatally struck him, police said. Ryan E. Greer, 38, of Knox, Indiana, was killed just before 3 a.m. when a...

Indiana governor seeks spending cuts with tax revenue drop

May. 22, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s state government agencies have been told to cut spending by 15% for the coming year in reaction to plummeting tax revenues during the coronavirus outbreak, the governor’s office said Friday. State tax collections were about $960 million, or 44%, less than...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill arrives for a hearing at the state Supreme Court at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Hill's law license will be suspended for 30 days over an allegation that he drunkenly groped four women during a party, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday, May 11, 2020. The unanimous court decision said that the state's attorney disciplinary commission

Lawsuit seeks ouster of suspended Indiana attorney general

May. 21, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday is asking a judge to rule on whether Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill can remain in office while his law license is suspended for groping a state legislator and three other women. The lawsuit comes after a state Supreme Court order Monday in which it...

Teacher Brice Piotrowski waves to a student during a curbside pick-up of the students belongings at Stonegate Elementary School, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Zionsville, Ind. Students have not been in school since March 12 and they were not allowed back into the school. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana plan keeping movie theaters, playgrounds closed

May. 21, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Movie theaters and public playgrounds will remain closed in Indiana for at least three more weeks under revisions to the state’s coronavirus reopening plan signed by the governor Thursday. The state’s business and gathering restrictions are being further eased for most of...

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb prepares to host a virtual media briefing in the Governor's Office at the Statehouse to provide updates on COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Indianapolis.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana virus restrictions easing again Friday, 2 days early

May. 20, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's coronavirus restrictions will ease in parts of the state on Friday, two days ahead of schedule, to allow for more activity over the Memorial Day weekend, the governor said Wednesday. The state health department reported 38 more coronavirus deaths, raising the state’s...