Latest Indiana state government News

Indiana will start accepting state tax returns on Monday

Jan. 22, 2022 09:53 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Revenue will begin accepting 2021 individual income tax returns on Monday. The department encourages taxpayers not to file their state tax returns before Monday or before they have gathered all necessary documentation. The agency says...

Indiana's high court upholds state's `revenge porn' law

Jan. 22, 2022 09:24 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the state’s so-called “revenge porn” law that makes it a criminal act to distribute intimate images without consent. In a 5-0 ruling issued Tuesday, the court found that the General Assembly did not run afoul of the...

Indiana lawmakers waiting on Supreme Court abortion decision

Jan. 21, 2022 16:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are holding off on pursuing major anti-abortion action as they await a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could roll back abortion rights across the country. Republican legislators say they don’t want to take up new Indiana restrictions until...

Lake-effect snowfall closes schools in northwest Indiana

Jan. 21, 2022 07:47 AM EST

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — College campuses and schools in northwestern Indiana closed Thursday after a winter storm dumped several inches of lake-effect snow on parts of the region. Closings included Ivy Tech Community College campuses in in Michigan City and LaPorte, Purdue...

Indiana House backs GOP tax cut plan that has uncertain fate

Jan. 20, 2022 15:41 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans pushed a plan for broad cuts to Indiana’s business and individual income taxes through the state House on Thursday, sending it to an uncertain fate in the GOP-dominated Senate. House members voted 68-25 mostly along party lines in favor of the...

Indiana lawmakers to weigh bill banning transgender athletes

Jan. 20, 2022 15:28 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers will consider a Republican-backed bill that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity. The proposal would prohibit students who were born male but identify as female from...

Indiana education groups mount opposition to curriculum bill

Jan. 20, 2022 14:48 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana teachers and others are mounting opposition to a House bill that Republican lawmakers say would increase transparency of school curricula, even after Senate leaders decided to effectively abandon their version of the legislation. The bill would require...

Indiana vaccine exemption bill advances, faces GOP hurdles

Jan. 18, 2022 20:02 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Republicans pushed through a proposal Tuesday that would severely limit workplace COVID-19 vaccination requirements even as the move faces resistance from Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and GOP state Senate leaders. The Republican-dominated Indiana...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jan. 18, 2022 18:08 PM EST

The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette. Jan. 18, 2022. Editorial: College credit During the first years of the Great Recession, college enrollment jumped by 16% between fall 2007 and fall 2010. It’s been the opposite during the pandemic, with colleges nationwide losing...

Indiana lawmakers consider easing of nursing school rules

Jan. 17, 2022 09:36 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposed loosening of Indiana’s regulations on nursing education programs is advancing in the Legislature, with supporters saying the step is needed to help address a statewide nursing shortage. Hospital officials and health care organizations supporting the...