Latest Indiana State General Assembly News

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jun. 01, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. May 26, 2021. Editorial: Setting an example on redistricting Groups such as Common Cause and the League of Women Voters have been working for years to take politics out of the once-a-decade redistricting process. ...

Indiana University giving students option on vaccine proof

Jun. 01, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University modified its COVID-19 vaccination requirement on Tuesday, making it optional that students and employees provide proof of getting the shots as school officials changed a policy that had drawn protests from many state officials. IU...

GOP legislators protest Indiana University's vaccine order

May. 25, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly 20 state legislators are protesting Indiana University’s decision to require all students and employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, and they want the governor to block the move. A letter dated Tuesday to Gov. Eric Holcomb calls on him...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 25, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. May 19, 2021. Editorial: In the Legislature, money talks The report from the Hoosier Action Resource Center is titled “Corporate Captive: Big Business at the Indiana General Assembly.” “Corporate...

Activists seek 30-day review of Indiana redistricting plan

May. 19, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Voting rights activists on Wednesday urged Indiana legislative leaders to give the public at least a month to review proposed new congressional and state election district maps before they are finalized. Members of the Indiana Citizens Redistricting...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 18, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. May 14, 2021. Editorial: Legislature again injects politics into public health Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has handled the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic with wisdom and openness. Holcomb,...

Indiana lawmakers override veto on local health rules

May. 10, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators nullified on Monday any local COVID-19 restrictions tougher than those issued statewide with their vote to override the governor’s veto of a bill giving local elected officials power over such public health orders issued during emergencies. ...

Critics say Indiana COVID-19 law allows nursing home neglect

May. 08, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Advocates for nursing home residents say they worry a new Indiana law expanding COVID-19 liability protections for health care providers will effectively block many lawsuits over neglect and substandard treatment that weren’t caused by the pandemic. ...

Veto of Indiana health order limits faces new vote next week

May. 05, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators will return to the Statehouse next week for a possible vote to again override the governor’s veto of a bill limiting the broad authority used to impose restrictions around the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate and House...

Indiana governor vetoes bill limiting local health orders

May. 04, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would limit the authority of county or city health departments by allowing local elected officials to block public health orders issued during emergencies. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb wrote in a...