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Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Aug. 09, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. August 3, 2022. Editorial: Hopeful trend on substance abuse by youth The past two years have not produced an overwhelming amount of positives. The COVID-19 pandemic leaves few silver linings. Yet, one byproduct of the...

Biden team, Eli Lilly condemn new Indiana abortion ban

Aug. 06, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The administration of President Joe Biden and one of Indiana's largest employers have condemned the state's new ban on abortions, with the White House calling it another extreme attempt by Republicans to trample women's rights. Indiana on Friday became the first...

Indiana becomes 1st state to approve abortion ban post Roe

Aug. 05, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana on Friday became the first state in the nation to approve abortion restrictions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, as the Republican governor quickly signed a near-total ban on the procedure shortly after lawmakers approved it. The ban,...

Indiana lawmakers first in U.S. to approve legislation restricting abortion access since ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Aug. 05, 2022 22:03 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers first in U.S. to approve legislation restricting abortion access since ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

Indiana lawmakers vote to keep exceptions from abortion ban

Aug. 04, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A deeply divided Indiana House voted Thursday to keep exceptions in cases of rape or incest in a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in the state. The Republican-dominated House voted 61-39 to defeat an amendment that would have removed those exceptions,...

Indiana GOP lawmakers settle on $200 for tax rebate payments

Aug. 04, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All Indiana taxpayers would be eligible for $200 rebate payments from the state’s surging budget surplus under an apparent deal reached Thursday among Republican legislators. Those payments will be less than the $225 refunds that were originally proposed by...

Indiana Republicans still split on tax rebate proposal

Aug. 03, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican lawmakers remained far from agreement Wednesday on whether to go along with the governor’s proposal to give each taxpayer a $225 rebate from the state’s surging budget surplus. The Republican-dominated House and Senate have advanced vastly...

Indiana doctors raise worries about proposed abortion ban

Aug. 02, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Doctors fear they could face criminal charges when they provide emergency treatment for pregnant women if a proposal aimed at banning nearly all abortions in Indiana becomes law, several physicians told state lawmakers Tuesday. That testimony came after an...

Indiana House GOP facing debate on abortion ban exceptions

Aug. 01, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans who dominate Indiana’s Legislature remain divided over how tight they should make a proposed ban on nearly all abortions as debate on the bill shifted Monday to the state House following the Senate’s narrow weekend approval of the proposal. ...

Indiana Senate narrowly passes near-total abortion ban

Jul. 30, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana state senators narrowly passed a near-total abortion ban Saturday during a rare weekend session, sending the bill to the House after a contentious week of arguments over whether to allow exceptions for rape and incest. The Republican-controlled Senate...