Latest Indiana state government News

Indiana governor won’t see big Statehouse teacher rally

Nov. 17, 2019 9:48 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t expected to be around the Statehouse when thousands of teachers will be attending a rally there calling for better pay. Holcomb’s office says he will be in Florida on Tuesday for a Republican Governors Association conference that was...

Police rescue 11-year-old boy who fell through thin ice

Nov. 16, 2019 5:08 PM EST

WINONA LAKE, Ind. (AP) — Police officers, including one who was off duty, rescued an 11-year-old boy who fell through thin ice on an Indiana pond. Trooper Jacob Bill says he was off duty and driving his Indiana State Police car Friday when he saw Winona Lake police driving with lights and siren on. He...

Indiana lawmaker wants young age requirement for Legislature

Nov. 16, 2019 8:14 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 26-year-old lawmaker wants to see Indiana’s Constitution changed so that people as young as 18 could run for the state Legislature. The constitution currently sets minimum ages of 21 to serve in the Indiana House and 25 for the Indiana Senate. But Democratic Rep. Chris Chyung...

Indiana reports 4th lung injury death linked to vaping

Nov. 15, 2019 3:02 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials are reporting a fourth state resident has died of severe lung injuries linked to vaping. The Indiana State Department of Health in a report released Thursday said the state has had 55 confirmed cases of such injuries and another 57 probable cases. It says more...

Indiana Democratic chairman entering state Senate race

Nov. 14, 2019 4:07 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Democratic Party chairman says he will remain in that position while he starts a campaign for a state Senate seat. John Zody announced Thursday he would seek to replace Democratic Sen. Mark Stoops of Bloomington, who said last week that he wouldn’t seek a third...

Indiana attorney general seeking new term amid groping case

Nov. 14, 2019 12:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general, who is awaiting the outcome from professional misconduct allegations of drunkenly groping four women that threaten his law license, announced Thursday that he’s running for a second term. Republican Curtis Hill made the announcement in a video...

Holcomb shares teacher concerns, doesn’t criticize closings

Nov. 13, 2019 6:00 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t promising any quick action in response to educators who want more teacher pay, but says he shares their concerns and respects the decisions of school districts calling off classes for a Statehouse rally next week. Thousands of educators will be...

Pence to visit Wisconsin, Indiana next week

Nov. 13, 2019 3:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit Wisconsin and his home state of Indiana next week. Pence’s office announced Wednesday that he was scheduled to tour and deliver remarks at shipbuilder Marinette Marine in northeast Wisconsin on Nov. 20. Later that day the former...

3 Indiana judges suspended for fight that led to shooting

Nov. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has temporarily suspended three judges who were involved in a fight in downtown Indianapolis during which two of them were shot. The order Tuesday says the justices imposed the suspensions after finding that Clark County judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs...

Ex-GOP congressman to speak at Indiana environmental event

Nov. 11, 2019 7:54 AM EST

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A former Republican congressman who's made it his mission to convince conservatives to take climate change seriously will speak this weekend at a gathering of Indiana environmental groups. Bob Inglis is scheduled to deliver Saturday's keynote address at the annual "Greening the...