Latest Indiana state government News

Indiana issues air quality alert Saturday for 4 regions

Jun. 24, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has issued an Air Quality Action Day on Saturday in four regions because high ozone levels are forecast. In central Indiana, high ozone levels are forecast for the following counties: Marion, Bartholomew, Boone,...

Indiana GOP leaders expect anti-abortion action this summer

Jun. 24, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top Indiana Republicans said Friday that they expect to see action toward tightening the state’s abortion law during the Legislature’s special session that is set to start next month. Leaders of the Republican-dominated Legislature said they were glad the...

DNR monitoring crappie kill at Loon Lake in NE Indiana

Jun. 23, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (AP) — State Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists have collected fish and water samples at a northeastern Indiana lake as the result of a fish kill involving thousands of crappies, the agency said Thursday. The fish kill began earlier this week...

Indiana issues air quality alert Friday for 4 regions

Jun. 23, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has issued an Air Quality Action Day on Friday in four regions because high ozone levels are forecast. In central Indiana, high ozone levels are forecast for the following counties: Marion, Bartholomew, Boone,...

Indiana governor sets special session on tax refund plan

Jun. 22, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A special session of the Indiana Legislature will begin July 6 to take up the governor’s proposal for sending out $225 payments to all taxpayers from the state’s growing budget surplus. The Republican-dominated Legislature, however, isn’t limited to the...

Indiana gas tax increases while state eyes inflation relief

Jun. 20, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will see another increase in state gasoline taxes starting July 1 amid promises of inflation relief — including a proposal to issue direct payments to Indiana residents later this month. The state's residents will pay 62 cents per gallon in taxes on...

Ex-Pence aide gets GOP nod to run for secretary of state

Jun. 19, 2022 07:56 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Secretary of State Holli Sullivan failed to get the Republican Party's nomination to run in the fall election, losing to a challenger Saturday who has called for more voting restrictions and embraced former President Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was...

Indiana to get $2.9M in settlement over `free' TurboTax ads

Jun. 17, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will get $2.9 million from a nationwide settlement with a software company that misled users who filed their taxes through TurboTax. Intuit Inc., the California-based company behind the TurboTax tax-filing program, advertised TurboTax as completely free,...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jun. 14, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. June 10, 2022. Editorial: Court ruling rightfully ends unnecessary GOP legal fight A sad and blatantly unconstitutional chapter in the history of the Indiana General Assembly has thankfully come to a close, but not without wasting...

Indiana governor appoints Molter new Supreme Court justice

Jun. 10, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's governor on Friday appointed state appeals court judge Derek Molter to the Indiana Supreme Court to replace Justice Steven David when he retires this fall. Gov. Eric Holcomb chose Molter, who became a judge on the state’s Court of Appeals in October...