Latest Indiana state government News

Indiana education groups mount opposition to curriculum bill

Jan. 19, 2022 18:57 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana teachers and others are mounting opposition to a House bill that Republican lawmakers say would increase transparency of school curricula, even after Senate leaders decided to effectively abandon their version of the legislation. The bill would require...

Indiana vaccine exemption bill advances, faces GOP hurdles

Jan. 18, 2022 20:02 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Republicans pushed through a proposal Tuesday that would severely limit workplace COVID-19 vaccination requirements even as the move faces resistance from Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and GOP state Senate leaders. The Republican-dominated Indiana...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jan. 18, 2022 18:08 PM EST

The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette. Jan. 18, 2022. Editorial: College credit During the first years of the Great Recession, college enrollment jumped by 16% between fall 2007 and fall 2010. It’s been the opposite during the pandemic, with colleges nationwide losing...

Indiana lawmakers consider easing of nursing school rules

Jan. 17, 2022 09:36 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposed loosening of Indiana’s regulations on nursing education programs is advancing in the Legislature, with supporters saying the step is needed to help address a statewide nursing shortage. Hospital officials and health care organizations supporting the...

Indiana Senate abandons contentious school curriculum bill

Jan. 14, 2022 18:04 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Senate will not consider contentious Republican-backed legislation that supporters say would have increased parental control over what their kids learn but that teachers and other critics say would have amounted to censorship, a top lawmaker said Friday. ...

Ex-GOP mayor making bid against Rep. Mrvan for Indiana seat

Jan. 14, 2022 13:22 PM EST

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — A former Republican mayor is campaigning for a congressional seat in northwestern Indiana, signaling that the GOP aims to make its most serious bid in decades in a district that’s long been a Democratic stronghold. Former LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo announced...

Indiana House Republicans pushing ahead on tax cut plan

Jan. 13, 2022 16:09 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Republicans are forging ahead with their push for broad business and individual tax cuts even with ongoing skepticism from other GOP leaders in the Statehouse. The Republican-dominated House is expected to vote next week on endorsing the proposal...

GOP Indiana state senator eyes replacing Hollingsworth

Jan. 13, 2022 11:50 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A southern Indiana state senator who lost a race for Congress to Republican Rep. Trey Hollingsworth six years ago is looking to replace him in the seat. Republican Sen. Erin Houchin of Salem announced Thursday, a day after Hollingsworth said he would not seek...

Indiana lawmakers roll back curriculum transparency bills

Jan. 12, 2022 18:07 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Indiana are rolling back the language in a series of bills they said would increase transparency around school curricula, after the proposals drew national attention and widespread opposition. State senators on Wednesday held back their...

Lake County halts jury trials through Jan. 31 over COVID-19

Jan. 12, 2022 17:45 PM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Jury trials have been halted through Jan. 31 in Indiana’s second most populous county because of rising local infection rates and hospitalizations from COVID-19, a judge said Wednesday. “We’re doing the best we can under very difficult...