Latest Tod Rokita News

Wounded Indiana Marine will receive donated custom home

Jan. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EST

ATTICA, Ind. (AP) — The streets of Attica echoed with sirens as a fleet of first responder vehicles escorted Marine LCpl. Bryan Chambers to West Mill Social Hall. Outside of the community center, dozens stood holding flags anticipating their guests of honor to arrive. ...

GOP Indiana state senator eyes replacing Hollingsworth

Jan. 13, 2022 11:50 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A southern Indiana state senator who lost a race for Congress to Republican Rep. Trey Hollingsworth six years ago is looking to replace him in the seat. Republican Sen. Erin Houchin of Salem announced Thursday, a day after Hollingsworth said he would not seek...

Indiana governor pushes back on state AG's COVID skepticism

Dec. 29, 2021 17:49 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Wednesday condemned recent comments made by the state's attorney general, who alleged that Indiana’s COVID-19 data is inflated and “inaccurate.” The Republican governor said he was “stunned and somewhat blindsided” by...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Dec. 28, 2021 14:01 PM EST

KPC News. Dec. 26, 2021. Editorial: State leaders should condemn baseless allegations In a stunning 47-second video clip from an interview with a northern Indiana TV outlet, Attorney General Todd Rokita tweeted a baseless statement Thursday alleging that Indiana’s...

Court weighs groping suit against Indiana over ex-top lawyer

Dec. 02, 2021 18:05 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for women who say Indiana’s former attorney general drunkenly groped them argued Thursday that a federal appeals court should allow their lawsuit against the state over his actions to go forward on the grounds that they were state employees. ...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 30, 2021 14:16 PM EST

KPC News. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: State lawmakers should drop vaccine mandate ban This past week, Indiana lawmakers failed to reach a consensus in an effort to rush through legislation enacting a statewide ban on vaccine mandates. ...

Indiana to challenge three Biden vaccine mandates in court

Nov. 04, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will challenge the Biden administration’s latest workplace vaccine mandates in three separate lawsuits in the coming week, the state's attorney general announced Thursday. Attorney General Todd Rokita said Indiana plans to file its first...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 02, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

KPC News. Oct. 31, 2021. Editorial: Free speech and public safety Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has spent much time the past three weeks claiming that President Biden’s administration is threatening Hoosiers’ First Amendment rights when it...

Both sides ask Indiana high court to decide on emergency law

Nov. 02, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general continues to criticize Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb for trying to block a new law that gives state legislators more power to intervene during public health emergencies, even while agreeing that the state Supreme Court should take up the...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 26, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

South Bend Tribune. Oct. 22, 2021. Editorial: Partisan politics trample public health in St. Joseph County Now we know. After 19 months of watching the politicization of science and public health, we see what — and who — some...