Latest Indiana state government News

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

Aug. 09, 2022 15:48 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 23:41 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.

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...

Police change account of crash killing Indiana Rep. Walorski

Aug. 04, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police have changed their description of the crash that killed Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, saying Thursday that it was the SUV in which she was a passenger that crossed a state highway’s centerline and caused the head-on collision. Walorski...