Staff Reports

Staff Reports

Indiana Capital Chronicle staff - Casey Smith, Niki Kelly, Whitney Downard, Leslie Bonilla Muñiz

Costs pile up for abortion ban

By: - October 19, 2022

A newly-released fiscal study of the state’s near-total abortion ban shows Indiana will need to spend almost $44 million in Fiscal Year 2023 to cover additional costs related to births and lawsuits. Those costs increase each year after. The analysis — obtained first by CBS4 — was done by the State Budget Agency and show […]

Bernard still debating lawsuit against Rokita

By: - October 18, 2022

An Indianapolis doctor who filed a tort claim against Attorney General Todd Rokita earlier this year still has months to file a lawsuit. The tort claim notice, filed July 19, triggered a 90-day period before a defamation suit could be filed. That 90 days has now lapsed but her attorney, Kathleen DeLaney, said no decisions […]

Crouch recuperating at home with COVID-19

By: - October 18, 2022

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch is isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19. She tweeted Monday “I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. I have mild symptoms and will continue to work for Hoosiers from home while following all of Indiana’s COVID guidelines.” Spokesman Ronald Green said she tested positive Monday morning and has cold-like symptoms. “She […]

Indiana National Guard moves forward with modernization

By: - October 12, 2022

The Indiana National Guard is moving forward with a renovation of the Danville Armory – the next step in its 20-year modernization plan. The state and federal government will invest approximately $5.5 million dollars in the Danville Armory that was built in 1955. The renovation involves adding approximately 2,000 square feet, upgrades to meet code […]

Congressman Pence sends $550k to national and state Republicans

By: - October 11, 2022

Sixth District Republican Congressman Greg Pence on Monday announced the distribution of over $550,000 in campaign funds to help boost national, state and local Republicans ahead of the 2022 Midterm Elections. “This November we need to elect Republicans from the top of the ticket on down. I am grateful for all the support our team […]

Indy Chamber’s Business Advocacy Committee endorses bipartisan group of state legislative candidates 

By: - October 10, 2022

The Indy Chamber’s Business Advocacy Committee (BAC), the political arm of the Indy region’s largest business and economic development organization, announced its legislative endorsements for the 2022 general election. The group endorsed 20 candidates — 13 Democrats and seven Republicans. “Indiana is at an inflection point, and the policy decisions of today will make a […]


Workers’ compensation rates to drop

By: - October 4, 2022

Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Amy Beard recently approved an average decrease of 10.3% for Workers’ Compensation rates recommended by the Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau (ICRB), effective January 1. Individual employers may experience a rate change different from -10.3% depending on their rating class (classifications based on the type of business) and other rating factors. […]

300 Indiana National Guardsmen leave for Kosovo

By: - October 3, 2022

Around 300 Indiana National Guardsmen with the 38th Infantry Division’s 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Lawrence, said goodbye to family, friends and peers during a ceremony at Camp Atterbury Friday. The Hoosier soldiers deployed as Task Force Nighthawk and will be led by Col. Chris Mabis, from Columbus, and his senior enlisted leader, […]

Ivy Tech adds nursing school

By: - October 3, 2022

Ivy Tech Community College is launching its School of Nursing on the Hamilton County campus in January 2023. The program was approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing last week. This will be the College’s 19th nursing location. In Fall 2021, following approval of Ivy Tech Hamilton County’s campus board and Ivy Tech’s State Board […]

Former congressman Souder loses battle with cancer

By: - September 27, 2022

Former northeast Indiana congressman Mark Souder died Monday following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Souder , 72, of rural Allen County, served the district from 1995 to 2010. His family broke the news on Facebook, saying “Mark was a strong leader and passionate about his faith, family, and his country. We want to thank you […]


$100 million in housing awards announced

By: - September 26, 2022

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority on Monday announced five developments have received awards from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, in conjunction with Multifamily Tax Exempt Bonds. This funding is used to incentivize private developers to fund the acquisition, rehabilitation and construction of affordable housing communities throughout Indiana. […]

$67 million awarded in federal grants to support crime victims

By: - September 22, 2022

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) awarded $67 million in federal grants to more than 190 public and nonprofit entities through the Victims of Crime Act program. The funding will be used to provide direct services and assistance to crime victims throughout the state. The funding is provided by the Office for Victims of Crime […]