Staff Reports

Staff Reports

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


Pelosi signs legislation renaming VA clinic for Walorski

By: - September 20, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a signing ceremony Tuesday for the Indiana delegation’s resolution renaming the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic in Mishawaka the “Jackie Walorski VA Clinic.” The legislation passed the House unanimously on August 12, and in the Senate unanimously on September 8. It now heads to President Biden’s desk for his signature. […]

Unemployment rate ticks up

By: - September 20, 2022

Indiana’s unemployment rate inched up last month, from 2.6% in July to 2.8% in August. Earlier this year it hit an historic low of 2.2%. “The best news in this report is that both the number of Hoosiers employed and the Indiana labor force as a whole continue to grow. This means more Hoosiers are […]

New Ways and Means chairman announced

By: - September 16, 2022

House Speaker Todd Huston, R-Fishers, announced Friday that Rep. Jeff Thompson, R-Lizton, will be the next chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. “Jeff’s technical expertise and command of complex policy issues makes him the right choice to take the reins of this critical committee,” Huston said. “He’s an invaluable asset to our team […]

COVID-19 booster locations added to state map

By: - September 13, 2022

The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) announced Tuesday that it has added locations that are offering the new bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccines, which protect against the two most common strains of the virus, to its map at Appointments are not yet available online but can be made by contacting a pharmacy or healthcare provider, […]

Two plead guilty at unlicensed assisted living facility

By: - September 6, 2022

Two owners of an unlicensed assisted living facility pled guilty to felony deception for working without licenses, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Emma’s Place Assisted Living in Pekin, Indiana houses between six to 10 elderly patients and had received complaints from families about improper care, including stage 4 bed sores that resulted in emergency […]

IndyStar journalists march for new contract

By: - September 1, 2022

Indianapolis Star journalists on Thursday marched out of the newsroom over lunch to demand a fair contract, on the two-year anniversary of its collective bargaining agreement expiring. “Gannett’s strategy of cutting from its local newsrooms hurts our journalists and community. Indianapolis needs a strong and steady newspaper – not one suffering from constant turnover and […]

Health department launches monkeypox dashboard

By: - August 31, 2022

The Indiana Department of Health on Wednesday launched a new data dashboard showing the prevalence of monkeypox cases in the state broken down by age group, gender, ethnicity, race and public health district. Since mid-June, Indiana has reported 153 probable or confirmed cases of monkeypox. The dashboard does not include two previously reported pediatric cases […]

INDOT seeking public input on infrastructure plan

By: - August 29, 2022

The Indiana Department of Transportation is seeking public input on amendments to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. The STIP is Indiana’s four-year transportation planning and construction document listing projects (and phases) expected to be federally funded within a four-year period. Sometimes changes are made to a project’s scope, cost and/or year of proposed construction.  When these […]

U.S. Senate debate set for October

By: - August 25, 2022

The Indiana Debate Commission will host a live televised U.S. Senate debate in this fall’s midterm election. The debate, to be held October 16, will include all three candidates on the ballot: incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Todd and challengers Thomas McDermott, a Democrat, and James Sceniak, a Libertarian. “The Commission is pleased to continue its […]


Chambers tapped for national group

By: - August 25, 2022

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo recently appointed Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers to the U.S. Investment Advisory Council. Secretary Chambers will join a group of 34 international business and economic leaders who will advise Raimondo on how government policies and programs affect the United States’ ability to attract and facilitate foreign business investment. […]

Hoosiers already receiving new taxpayer refund

By: - August 18, 2022

Money is hitting taxpayer bank accounts this week from the newly-passed $200 state rebate. Hoosiers are reporting online that the payment made possible due to the state’s $6.1 billion surplus has already arrived and the Indiana Department of Revenue posted an update. The agency provided direct deposit information for almost 1.5 million taxpayers to the […]

State Fire Marshal appointed

By: - August 16, 2022

Gov. Eric Holcomb on Tuesday announced Brownsburg Fire Territory Fire Marshal Stephen Jones will serve as the Indiana state fire marshal. “Fire Marshal Jones brings 38 years of experience to the State of Indiana, and his expertise makes him the right person to lead our work in improving public safety for Hoosiers,” Holcomb said. “He […]