Latest Indiana state government News

Indiana lawmakers override veto on local health rules

May. 10, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators nullified on Monday any local COVID-19 restrictions tougher than those issued statewide with their vote to override the governor’s veto of a bill giving local elected officials power over such public health orders issued during emergencies. ...

Union leaders decry Indiana's high rate of worker deaths

May. 09, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana labor union leaders are calling for improved workplace safety enforcement with the state’s rate of deaths while working about one-third higher than the national average. Federal data shows Indiana had 146 worker...

Critics say Indiana COVID-19 law allows nursing home neglect

May. 08, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Advocates for nursing home residents say they worry a new Indiana law expanding COVID-19 liability protections for health care providers will effectively block many lawsuits over neglect and substandard treatment that weren’t caused by the pandemic. ...

Ex-Pence economic official eyes 2024 Indiana governor bid

May. 06, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Fort Wayne businessman who was a top official in former Gov. Mike Pence’s administration is getting an early jump on running for governor in the 2024 election. Eric Doden announced Thursday he was forming a committee for a Republican campaign...

Veto of Indiana health order limits faces new vote next week

May. 05, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators will return to the Statehouse next week for a possible vote to again override the governor’s veto of a bill limiting the broad authority used to impose restrictions around the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate and House...

Indiana governor vetoes bill limiting local health orders

May. 04, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would limit the authority of county or city health departments by allowing local elected officials to block public health orders issued during emergencies. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb wrote in a...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 04, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. April 27, 2021. Editorial: An unnecessary infringement on executive power The coronavirus pandemic cast a heavy shadow over policy debates during the 2021 legislative session. Public health, education, budgeting — all areas...

Indiana constitutional fight means tussle among GOP leaders

May. 03, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The conservative pushback over Indiana’s COVID-19 restrictions is turning into a tangled legal standoff among Republicans who dominate the Statehouse. Gov. Eric Holcomb is arguing that the GOP-controlled General Assembly is violating the state...

Indiana awards $100M in state grants for local road projects

May. 02, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has awarded $100.2 million in state matching funds that will go toward local road and bridge projects in more than 200 Indiana cities, towns and counties. The grants announced Thursday by Gov. Eric Holcomb and Joe McGuinness, the...

Governor: Indianapolis 'still reeling' from FedEx shooting

May. 01, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's governor told members of the Sikh community and others who gathered at a downtown Indianapolis football stadium Saturday to remember the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse that he knows their anguish from the attack is far from over. ...