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Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 13, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. September 9, 2022. Editorial: Immigrant-friendly cities possible due to loopholes There are nearly 200 cities, counties and states in America that are considered sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants. The best known cities are San...

In Indiana, a shifting abortion landscape without clinics

Sep. 10, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About nine years ago, Sarah Knowlton sought an abortion at a now-closed clinic in northern Indiana, where she encountered anti-abortion protestors as she approached the entrance. Knowlton reflected on how that experience drove her in 2019 to Whole Woman’s...

Ex-Indiana lawmaker sentenced in casino money scheme

Aug. 17, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana state senator and a longtime casino executive were sentenced Wednesday to federal prison terms for their roles in a scheme that illegally funneled gambling company money to the politician's unsuccessful 2016 congressional campaign. The federal...

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 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 lawmakers first in U.S. to approve legislation restricting abortion access since ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Aug. 05, 2022 22:03 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers first in U.S. to approve legislation restricting abortion access since ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

Indiana lawmakers vote to keep exceptions from abortion ban

Aug. 04, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A deeply divided Indiana House voted Thursday to keep exceptions in cases of rape or incest in a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in the state. The Republican-dominated House voted 61-39 to defeat an amendment that would have removed those exceptions,...

Indiana GOP lawmakers settle on $200 for tax rebate payments

Aug. 04, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All Indiana taxpayers would be eligible for $200 rebate payments from the state’s surging budget surplus under an apparent deal reached Thursday among Republican legislators. Those payments will be less than the $225 refunds that were originally proposed by...

Indiana Republicans still split on tax rebate proposal

Aug. 03, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican lawmakers remained far from agreement Wednesday on whether to go along with the governor’s proposal to give each taxpayer a $225 rebate from the state’s surging budget surplus. The Republican-dominated House and Senate have advanced vastly...