Latest Indiana state government News

Ex-Indiana attorney general joins GOP race for Walorski seat

Aug. 15, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, whose time in office was marred by allegations that he drunkenly groped four women during a party, filed Monday to seek the Republican nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski following her death in a highway crash. ...

Indiana Rep. Walorski's work called "mission" during funeral

Aug. 11, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Political leaders on Thursday honored Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana as a determined advocate for her beliefs during a funeral after she and three other people were killed in a highway crash last week. Numerous members of Congress were among...

Long-delayed Indiana tax rebate checks will be larger

Aug. 10, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About 1.7 million tax rebate checks from Indiana’s big state budget surplus that have been delayed for months will be larger when they finally start hitting mailboxes. State lawmakers last week approved a second round of rebates amounting to $200 per taxpayer,...

Tests show Indiana 3rd graders below normal reading levels

Aug. 10, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New standardized test results released Wednesday show reading levels of Indiana's younger students have improved just slightly but still remain below results from before the pandemic. Nearly one in five students “have not mastered foundational reading skills...

Rep. Walorski's Indiana seat will stay vacant until November

Aug. 09, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A northern Indiana congressional seat will remain vacant until the November election following the death last week of Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski in a highway crash. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb issued a proclamation Tuesday setting the special election for...

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 governor signs relief bill alongside abortion ban

Aug. 06, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's governor signed a relief bill Friday night that will provide $200 rebate payments from the state’s surging budget surplus. Though below his initially proposed $225 refunds, Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said the measure “fulfills what I set out to...

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 governor signs abortion ban, making his state the first to approve abortion restrictions post-Roe

Aug. 05, 2022 23:26 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana governor signs abortion ban, making his state the first to approve abortion restrictions post-Roe.