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Indiana GOP push against vaccine mandate faces hurdles

Oct. 20, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some conservative Indiana lawmakers wanting to stymie President Joe Biden’s planned COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers are facing skepticism from their own Republican leaders and the state’s largest business group. While Biden has...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 19, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Oct. 14, 2021. Editorial: Rokita discovers new way to stir the pot Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita isn’t shy about stirring the stew of America’s boiling culture war. This week, he dragged the...

Court again lets Texas continue banning most abortions

Oct. 14, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can continue banning most abortions after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Biden administration’s latest attempt to stop a novel law that has become the nation’s biggest curb to abortion in nearly 50 years. The decision...

Companies face Indiana lawsuit for routing illegal robocalls

Oct. 14, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana attorney general’s office has sued three companies — including one that operated from a trailer park — on allegations that they helped illegally route hundreds of millions of robocalls to U.S. households seeking to carry out a variety of scams. ...

Indiana governor undecided on appeal of emergency law ruling

Oct. 08, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor said Friday that he will take as much time as he needs to decide whether to continue his court fight against a new law giving state legislators more power to intervene during public health emergencies. Republican Gov. Eric...

Judge upholds Indiana emergency law challenged by governor

Oct. 07, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Thursday upheld the increased power Indiana legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies, siding with them in a lawsuit filed by Gov. Eric Holcomb. The Marion County judge ruled that the state constitution gave...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 05, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Sept. 29, 2021. Editorial: Community faces injustices of the past An atrocity committed 120 years ago in this community should not be erased from history or hidden. The lessons of the past should not be missed, even those...

Indiana governor's lawyers could bill nearly $200K for suit

Sep. 14, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana governor’s office has signed a contract paying a law firm up to nearly $200,000 for challenging the increased power state legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies. The governor’s office released the...

Judge weighing Indiana governor's suit over emergency law

Sep. 10, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s constitution gives the Legislature full authority to meet whenever it wants, a top state lawyer argued Friday in a bid to squash Gov. Eric Holcomb’s lawsuit challenging the increased power state legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health...

Indiana governor takes swipe at Biden's vaccine mandates

Sep. 10, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Friday criticized President Joe Biden's plan to require businesses with more than 100 employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, calling the federal mandates “a bridge too far" and a slight against personal freedom. ...