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New Indiana education dashboard set to go live this fall

BY: - September 23, 2022

Indiana education officials will soon launch a new online dashboard that seeks to increase transparency around school performance data. Members of the State Board of Education announced Wednesday that the new Indiana Graduates Prepared to Succeed (GPS) will go live this fall, although an exact launch date has yet to be determined. The site will […]

$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 […]

Indiana CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan sees record investment, surpassing $20 million

BY: - September 21, 2022

Hoosiers are investing more than ever before in the state’s 529 college savings plan CDs, according to the Indiana treasurer of state. For the first time, the state’s CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan has surpassed $20 million in assets, Indiana Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell announced Tuesday. This milestone marks the highest balance on record […]

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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 […]

Holcomb joins Midwest hydrogen coalition

BY: - September 19, 2022

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday joined the governors of six other Midwestern states in a coalition aimed at boosting hydrogen energy. “Strong partnerships and collaborations with our neighbors will foster a robust hydrogen ecosystem that will spur future growth in Indiana,” Holcomb said in a news release. “The Regional Hydrogen Coalition represents an opportunity […]

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 […]

Holcomb appoints Veleta to IURC

BY: - September 15, 2022

Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed David E. Veleta to fill a vacancy on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) left by the resignation of David Ober on June 21, 2022. Veleta’s term will end January 31, 2024. “David is well-respected in the utility industry, by the IURC Commissioners and staff members,” said Holcomb in a release. […]

Hoosier law experts denounce SCOTUS Dobbs leak

BY: - September 14, 2022

Hoosier law experts on Wednesday denounced the May leak of the draft United States Supreme Court decision that in June sent the question of abortion back to states, during an event focused on the nation’s highest court, hosted by the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. “It was such a shocking, shocking breach of trust,” said Notre […]

Holcomb names Foley Indiana Court of Appeals judge

BY: - September 14, 2022

Morgan County Judge Peter Foley will succeed Edward W. Najam, Jr. as a judge on the Indiana Court of Appeals after Gov. Eric Holcomb’s appointment Thursday. Najam upcoming retirement and the appointment of his successor had implications in the search for a judge to hear the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana lawsuit against the […]

Judy responds to alleged Oath Keeper connection

BY: - September 14, 2022

Rep. Chris Judy, R-Fort Wayne, responded publicly after a national organization tied him to a far-right group whose leaders are facing federal charges for their role in the January 6 insurrection. Late last week the Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism identified thousands of people allegedly affiliated with the Oath Keepers, an anti-government militia group, including […]

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 www.ourshot.in.gov. Appointments are not yet available online but can be made by contacting a pharmacy or healthcare provider, […]