Latest Indiana state government News

Mike Pence, wife buy suburban Indianapolis home for $1.93M

Jun. 12, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife have purchased a $1.93 million suburban Indianapolis house that sits on a 5-acre spread and features seven bedrooms, a swimming pool and an indoor basketball court. Pence and his wife, Karen, took out a...

Indiana court nixes Land Rover seizure over $400 drug deal

Jun. 10, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana man whose $35,000 Land Rover was seized after his arrest for selling $400 in heroin will get to keep the vehicle, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday, more than two years after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with him in a key ruling on criminal fines. ...

Indiana health officials closing state's virus testing sites

Jun. 10, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Health will close state-sponsored coronavirus testing program at the end of the month, delegating future tests to pharmacies, community clinics and local health departments, officials announced Thursday. The COVID-19 testing...

Indianapolis businessman tapped for state commerce secretary

Jun. 07, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb has appointed an Indianapolis businessman as the new head of Indiana’s business recruitment efforts. Holcomb announced Monday that he had appointed Bradley B. Chambers as Indiana’s new secretary of commerce. He replaces Jim...

Indiana seeks $620K after audit finds students not online

Jun. 04, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — State education officials want a northern Indiana school district to repay more than $620,000 after an audit found it claimed money for dozens of students who never logged into an alternative school's online classes. The Indiana Department of...

Hearing set on whether Indiana governor may sue Legislature

Jun. 03, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge will hear arguments later this month over whether Indiana’s governor can go ahead with a lawsuit challenging the power state legislators have given themselves to intervene during public emergencies. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb asked a...

First Indiana virtual private schools gain state approval

Jun. 02, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials have approved the creation of Indiana’s first virtual private schools, making them eligible to participate in the state’s private school voucher program. The Indiana State Board of Education voted Wednesday in favor of giving two-year...

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...

AG intends to demand overpayments from Robert Indiana estate

May. 29, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine attorney general's office is seeking to demand that law firms in Maine and New York return millions of dollars allegedly overpaid by the estate of the late artist Robert Indiana. All told, about $10 million in fees has been paid to law...