Latest Indiana state government News

Indiana's governor asks court to review emergency law ruling

Oct. 23, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is asking the state's high court to review a judge's ruling that upheld a new law giving legislators more power to intervene during public health emergencies. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said Friday in a statement that he has...

New Indiana archives building proposed at former prison site

Oct. 22, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials have proposed building a $35 million state archives facility on Indianapolis' near-east side, after a yearslong search for a new site to house the state's vast collection of historical records. The 50,000-square-foot (4,645-square...

Indiana GOP push against vaccine mandate faces hurdles

Oct. 20, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some conservative Indiana lawmakers wanting to stymie President Joe Biden’s planned COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers are facing skepticism from their own Republican leaders and the state’s largest business group. While Biden has...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 19, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Oct. 14, 2021. Editorial: Rokita discovers new way to stir the pot Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita isn’t shy about stirring the stew of America’s boiling culture war. This week, he dragged the...

AG asks Indiana Supreme Court to take adoption neglect case

Oct. 17, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana attorney general’s office has asked the state’s highest court to take up a case involving a former couple accused of abandoning their adopted daughter. The attorney general's office has requested the Indiana Supreme Court reverse...

Prominent Indiana environmentalist leaving leadership post

Oct. 16, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of Indiana’s most prominent environmental activists has decided to leave his leadership position. The Hoosier Environmental Council announced earlier this month that Jesse Kharbanda will be stepping down as its executive director after 14 years...

Companies face Indiana lawsuit for routing illegal robocalls

Oct. 14, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana attorney general’s office has sued three companies — including one that operated from a trailer park — on allegations that they helped illegally route hundreds of millions of robocalls to U.S. households seeking to carry out a variety of scams. ...

Indiana's COVID-19 vaccination pace falls to lowest level

Oct. 12, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s pace of COVID-19 vaccination shots has fallen to its lowest level since the shots became available last winter. The state health department’s tracking shows Indiana giving about 6,000 shots a day through last week — about half the...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 12, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: Blame for teacher shortage rests at legislative level Indiana put itself on a path toward its current teacher shortages. The COVID-19 pandemic can be blamed for compounding the problem. ...

Indiana court upholds marriage limit on son's inheritance

Oct. 12, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld a woman’s will that made her adult son’s inheritance dependent on whether he was married. The court said in a 5-0 ruling last week that nothing in state law prohibits a will from making an inheritance based on...