Latest Indiana state government News

New Indiana archives building planned at former prison site

Oct. 21, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials plan to build a $35 million state archives facility on Indianapolis' near-east side after a yearslong search for a new site to house the state's vast collection of historical records. The 50,000-square-foot (4,645-square meter)...

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. 19, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Oct. 14, 2021. Editorial: Rokita discovers new way to stir the pot Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita isn’t shy about stirring the stew of America’s boiling culture war. This week, he dragged the...

AG asks Indiana Supreme Court to take adoption neglect case

Oct. 17, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana attorney general’s office has asked the state’s highest court to take up a case involving a former couple accused of abandoning their adopted daughter. The attorney general's office has requested the Indiana Supreme Court reverse...

Prominent Indiana environmentalist leaving leadership post

Oct. 16, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of Indiana’s most prominent environmental activists has decided to leave his leadership position. The Hoosier Environmental Council announced earlier this month that Jesse Kharbanda will be stepping down as its executive director after 14 years...

Companies face Indiana lawsuit for routing illegal robocalls

Oct. 14, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana attorney general’s office has sued three companies — including one that operated from a trailer park — on allegations that they helped illegally route hundreds of millions of robocalls to U.S. households seeking to carry out a variety of scams. ...

Indiana's COVID-19 vaccination pace falls to lowest level

Oct. 12, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s pace of COVID-19 vaccination shots has fallen to its lowest level since the shots became available last winter. The state health department’s tracking shows Indiana giving about 6,000 shots a day through last week — about half the...

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. ...

Indiana court upholds marriage limit on son's inheritance

Oct. 12, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld a woman’s will that made her adult son’s inheritance dependent on whether he was married. The court said in a 5-0 ruling last week that nothing in state law prohibits a will from making an inheritance based on...

Indiana receives $500K grant to help with farm stress

Oct. 11, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Indiana Rural Health Association and Purdue Extension to reduce mental health stigma in farm communities and connect people to stress assistance programs. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch,...