Casey Smith

Casey Smith

A lifelong Hoosier, Casey Smith previously reported on the Indiana Legislature for The Associated Press. Internationally, she has reported on water quality across South America. She holds a master’s degree in investigative reporting and narrative science writing from the University of California/Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. She previously earned degrees in journalism, anthropology and Spanish from Ball State University, where she now serves as an instructor of journalism.

Indiana Democrats on first day of special session: “Where are Republicans?”

By: - July 7, 2022

Indiana Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday criticized their Republican counterparts, who were absent from the Statehouse on what was supposed to be the first day of a special legislative session. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s proclamation summoned the General Assembly back to the capital starting Wednesday to trigger a second wave of tax refund payments meant to provide Hoosiers […]

Indiana farmers battle production cost spikes

By: - July 6, 2022

Indiana farmers are facing steep increases in food production costs brought on by inflation and supply chain holdups.

What will Indiana lawmakers accomplish in special session?

By: - July 4, 2022

Indiana lawmakers will wait until late July to reconvene for a special legislative session, raising additional questions about what consensus they might reach on inflation relief and abortion restrictions.

These new Indiana laws take effect today

By: - July 1, 2022

Several new Indiana laws take effect Friday, just weeks before the General Assembly reconvenes for a special legislative session.

$500 million Indiana READI grants to be designated by end of year

By: - July 1, 2022

A wave of projects across Indiana are set receive new economic development funds meant to help expedite project completion timelines.

Indiana governor says no “red lines” on possible abortion legislation

By: - June 30, 2022

Indiana’s governor he’ll sign any abortion-restricting measures that make it to his desk during the upcoming special legislative session.

Indiana COVID-19 numbers down after scaled-back reporting

By: - June 30, 2022

COVID-19 numbers are down after state officials scaled back reporting protocols, and vaccines are available for virtually all residents. 

Indiana lawmakers push back meeting on tax refunds, new abortion law

By: - June 29, 2022

Indiana lawmakers announced Wednesday they will delay a reconvening of the General Assembly until late July, pushing back the governor’s proposed tax refund payments and allowing legislators more time to craft an expected plan to further restrict access to abortions. Republican leadership in the House and Senate said state lawmakers plan to return to the […]

Indiana adopts new civics class for middle schoolers

By: - June 29, 2022

A new middle-school civics class was approved by the Indiana State Board of Education one year after state lawmakers required the government and citizenship standards for younger students.

Free pre-K enrollment still open for low-income Hoosier kids

By: - June 29, 2022

Hoosier parents still have time to register kids for Indiana's free pre-k education program. 

Indiana lawmakers weigh THC regulations, marijuana decriminalization

By: - June 29, 2022

Indiana lawmakers this summer and fall will discuss potential regulations for THC products, as well as possible decriminalization of marijuana.

Indiana attorney general asks courts to lift abortion law injunctions

By: - June 28, 2022

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita asked the courts to lift injunctions against numerous Indiana abortion laws