Latest Indiana state government News

Indiana Sen. Braun backs businesses setting vaccine rules

Dec. 08, 2021 14:48 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana senator heading a congressional fight against President Joe Biden’s proposed federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates said Wednesday he was against state-level efforts to block businesses from imposing their own workplace vaccination requirements. ...

Holcomb frustrated with 'absurd' vaccine-refusal reasons

Dec. 08, 2021 12:23 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With Indiana’s COVID-19 hospitalizations doubling in the past month, Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb expressed frustration Tuesday at the “absurd” reasons some cite for refusing vaccinations, although he isn’t offering any new state actions to combat the spread of the...

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. ...

Indiana elder care providers tap lawmakers for hiring help

Dec. 02, 2021 17:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana elder care providers are tapping state legislators to help recruit and retain workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to exacerbate strains on nursing facility staffs. The number of Indiana residents living in nursing facilities or...

Indiana COVID-19 health emergency likely extending into 2022

Dec. 01, 2021 16:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana governor’s office acknowledged Wednesday that the statewide COVID-19 public health emergency will likely extend into the new year after a failed attempt by legislators to quickly approve steps the governor sought to let the declaration expire. ...

Indiana medical groups plead for more to get COVID-19 shots

Nov. 30, 2021 16:49 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top medical groups pleaded Tuesday for more people to get COVID-19 vaccine shots as the state is in the midst of a new surge of infections and hospitalizations. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to renew the statewide public health...

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's COVID-19 surge continued over Thanksgiving weekend

Nov. 29, 2021 15:25 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients in Indiana hospitals continued its sharp spike over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend even as state political leaders debated steps toward ending the statewide public health emergency from the pandemic. Indiana...

Indiana lawmakers delay bill restricting COVID-19 mandates

Nov. 24, 2021 15:37 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor announced Wednesday he would extend the state's public health emergency for another month amid a stalled legislative proposal that would force businesses to grant COVID-19 vaccination requirement exemptions without any questions and block similar...

Medical groups argue against Indiana vaccine mandate limits

Nov. 23, 2021 17:37 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Numerous Indiana medical and business groups argued Tuesday against a Republican proposal aimed at ending the statewide COVID-19 public health emergency and forcing broad exemptions from workplace vaccination requirements. The...