Latest Indiana State General Assembly News

Indiana GOP push against vaccine mandate faces hurdles

Oct. 20, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some conservative Indiana lawmakers wanting to stymie President Joe Biden’s planned COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers are facing skepticism from their own Republican leaders and the state’s largest business group. While Biden has...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 12, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: Blame for teacher shortage rests at legislative level Indiana put itself on a path toward its current teacher shortages. The COVID-19 pandemic can be blamed for compounding the problem. ...

Judge upholds Indiana emergency law challenged by governor

Oct. 07, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Thursday upheld the increased power Indiana legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies, siding with them in a lawsuit filed by Gov. Eric Holcomb. The Marion County judge ruled that the state constitution gave...

ICU time doesn't sway Indiana legislator on COVID-19 vaccine

Oct. 07, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana state senator who spent 10 days in a hospital’s intensive care unit with COVID-19 says he stands behind his decision to not get vaccinated against the illness. Republican Sen. Dennis Kruse of Auburn said he began experiencing body aches...

Ex-Indiana lawmaker seeks 2022 challenge to GOP Rep. Spartz

Oct. 06, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A Democratic former Indiana state legislator is looking to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz in next year’s election. Former state Rep. Melanie Wright of Yorktown announced her campaign for central Indiana’s 5th District on...

Indiana governor signs GOP's contentious redistricting plan

Oct. 04, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor gave his approval Monday to the Republican redrawing of the state’s congressional and legislative districts that critics argued gives the party an election advantage for the next decade. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's signature...

Republicans brush off critics, approve Indiana redistricting

Oct. 01, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican lawmakers gave final approval Friday to their party’s redrawing of Indiana’s congressional and legislative districts, brushing aside objections that the maps give them an excessive election advantage and dilute the influence of minority and urban voters. ...

Longtime Indiana legislator quitting in frustration

Oct. 01, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A longtime Democratic state senator from northwestern Indiana has decided to leave her seat in frustration over iron-fisted Republican control of the Legislature. Sen. Karen Tallian of Ogden Dunes submitted a letter Thursday to Senate leaders that...

Republicans reject last-ditch Indiana redistricting changes

Sep. 30, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Senate Republicans unanimously rejected on Thursday last-ditch attempts by Democrats to reduce the splitting up of several urban areas into multiple legislative districts that they argued dilute the influence of minority voters and city residents. ...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 28, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

KPC News. Sept. 26, 2021. Editorial: Hoosiers should welcome Afghan refugees to communities Indiana has captured part of the national spotlight following the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, playing host to more than 6,000 refugees airlifted out...