Latest Indiana state government News

Indiana pays nearly $520,000 to law firm for governor's suit

Jul. 01, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana governor’s office racked up more than $500,000 in legal bills for its successful court fight against an attempt by state legislators to give themselves more power to intervene during public health emergencies. The state has paid almost $520,000 to...

Indiana report shows 8.5% increase in abortions during 2021

Jul. 01, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of abortions performed in Indiana rose by 8.5% last year, according to a state Department of Health report released Friday. The data release comes as lawmakers in the Republican-dominated Legislature prepare to debate tighter abortion laws later this...

Indiana police set as state handgun permit requirement ends

Jun. 30, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The repeal of Indiana’s requirement for a permit to carry a handgun in public has forced police agencies to change how they handle encounters with armed people. Republicans pushed the repeal, which takes effect Friday, through the state Legislature this spring...

Indiana lawmakers delay session on abortion, tax refund

Jun. 29, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top Indiana lawmakers are delaying until late July the start of a special legislative session during which they are expected to consider tougher anti-abortion laws following U.S. Supreme Court’s decision ending the constitutional right to abortion. Republican...

Indiana issues air quality alert Thursday for entire state

Jun. 29, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has issued an Air Quality Action Day for Thursday because high ozone levels are forecast for all regions of the state. Anyone sensitive to changes in air quality may be affected when ozone levels are high....

Courts asked to reinstate blocked Indiana anti-abortion laws

Jun. 28, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general is asking federal judges to lift orders blocking several state anti-abortion laws following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week to end constitutional protection for abortion. An appeal of one of those blocked Indiana laws...

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,...