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Indiana lawmakers likely to override trans sports bill veto

May. 20, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats and activists are holding out little hope of getting the votes needed to uphold the Indiana governor’s veto of a bill banning transgender athletes from competing in school sports. The Republican-dominated Legislature is slated to override the veto by...

Indiana ruled not liable in groping suit vs. ex-top lawyer

Apr. 07, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled the women who claimed Indiana’s former attorney general drunkenly groped them cannot pursue a lawsuit against the state government under federal sexual harassment laws. The Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said in a...

Indiana Supreme Court weighing dispute over emergency law

Apr. 07, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb urged the state Supreme Court on Thursday to decide the constitutionality of increased power state legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies, arguing that the state’s residents could face great...

Several Indiana cities opting back in to opioid settlement

Apr. 07, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis and several other Indiana cities are joining an estimated $507 million statewide opioid settlement after previously opting out of the state’s lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The state's capital city, the suburbs of...

Indiana GOP governor faces pushback over trans sports veto

Mar. 22, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is facing criticism from fellow Republicans and calls for an override of his veto on legislation banning transgender females from competing in girls school sports, a decision that put him at odds with a conservative cause that has led to similar state laws...

Indiana attorney general bills state $2,300 for border trip

Mar. 14, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office spent at least $2,300 for his trip the U.S-Mexican border in January that included a stop at a Donald Trump rally along the way, state records show. The costs include flight, gas, rental car and hotel expenses for...

Indiana lawmakers send trans girls sports ban to governor

Mar. 01, 2022 14:55 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a Republican-backed bill that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity, sending it to the governor to decide whether it will become law. The state...

Indiana transgender athlete ban on fast track to governor

Feb. 22, 2022 17:49 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Senate on Tuesday refused to amend a Republican-backed bill that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity, putting it on the fast track to passing. If the full Senate approves the...