IEDC releases full early Wabash aquifer results

BY: - September 28, 2023

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) on Thursday released the full early results of tests conducted at the Wabash Alluvial Aquifer — which officials hope to tap for a massive high-tech campus 35 miles away. The quasi-public agency made an executive summary, touting “abundant” water, available last week. Texas-based environmental consulting firm INTERA is conducting the ongoing […]

Maxwell sworn in to Indiana Senate, succeeds Perfect

BY: - September 28, 2023

Indiana’s newest State Sen. Randy Maxwell, a Republican from Guilford, was sworn in Thursday by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush, succeeding Sen. Chip Perfect, of Lawrenceburg, who resigned earlier this year. Maxwell will serve the remainder of Perfect’s term through November 2026 and represents all of Dearborn, Jefferson, Ohio, Scott and Switzerland counties […]

Auditor Klutz to depart for private sector gig; replacement to be tapped by governor

BY: - September 28, 2023

State Auditor Tera Klutz announced Thursday she is leaving her post with more than three years left in her term — the fourth state auditor in a row to resign early. The Republican is leaving to pursue an undisclosed private sector opportunity. Gov. Eric Holcomb will appoint her successor, as he did with Klutz in […]

Holcomb: Indiana prepared for possible federal government shutdown

BY: - September 27, 2023

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb told the press Wednesday that the state was prepared for what appears to be an imminent federal government shutdown that would impact nearly 24,000 Hoosiers — most of whom are employed by cabinet-level agencies. “I hope it doesn’t (happen) … this is avoidable if cooler heads prevail,” Holcomb said at a […]

Indiana law bans corporate campaign finance contributions to PACs, state supreme court rules

BY: - September 27, 2023

The Indiana Supreme Court on Monday ruled 4-1 that state law prohibits corporate campaign finance contributions to independently spending political action committees known as super PACs. It’s a win for prominent election law and anti-abortion attorney Jim Bopp, who’s expected to argue before a federal court that the law is unconstitutional under national case law. […]

Sen. Braun says he voted against military leader over ‘woke’ policy choices

BY: - September 26, 2023

When the U.S. Senate last week voted to confirm the nation’s newest highest-ranking military officer, Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana wasn’t among Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.’s supporters. Instead, he was one of 11 votes against — at odds with Indiana’s senior senator, Todd Young and most of the rest of the chamber. As […]

Jacob to run in caucus for Sandlin’s Senate seat

BY: - September 26, 2023

John Jacob — who lost his Indiana House seat last year — confirmed to the Capital Chronicle late Monday that he will seek the Senate District 36 seat vacated in the sudden death of Sen. Jack Sandlin, R-Indianapolis. Sandlin was elected to the Indiana Senate in 2016 to represent southern Marion County and part of […]

Allen Court grants preliminary injunction in doctor’s noncompete case — but says new law doesn’t apply

BY: - September 22, 2023

The Fort Wayne doctor contesting the validity of his former employer’s noncompete requirements will continue working for a competitor, after the Allen Superior Court on Friday granted him a preliminary injunction. The case was the first known application of recent legislation further restricting noncompete agreements between physicians and their employers — but even as the […]

‘Abundant’ water in Wabash aquifer for LEAP District, say early IEDC findings

BY: - September 21, 2023

Initial results in a multi-phase water study show “abundant water availability” in the Wabash Alluvial Aquifer, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) announced Thursday. Officials hope to pipe 100 million gallons of water daily 35 miles from the aquifer to a massive — and controversial — high-tech park planned in Boone County: the LEAP Lebanon […]

Indiana State Sen. Jack Sandlin dies

BY: - September 21, 2023

Republican Indiana Sen. Jack Sandlin, who represented the south side of Indianapolis, died Wednesday evening. Marion County Republican Party Chairman Joe Elsener confirmed Sandlin’s passing. “We are incredibly sorry to hear of the passing of Senator Jack Sandlin,” Elsener said in a statement. “Jack lived a life in service to his community from his time […]

Indiana-based Silicon Crossroads hub awarded $30M+ in new CHIPS Act funding

BY: - September 20, 2023

The soon-to-come Silicon Crossroads Microelectronics Commons Hub, led by the Indiana-based Applied Research Institute, was one of eight regional innovation hubs funded by the Department of Defense on Wednesday to help increase the production of semiconductor technologies and microelectronics. Gov. Eric Holcomb said the $32.9 million award will support microelectronics production and development in Indiana […]

US Sen. Mike Braun endorses Donald Trump

BY: - September 18, 2023

U.S. Sen Mike Braun of Indiana on Monday endorsed former President Donald Trump in his bid for a second stay at the White House. Braun is running for governor. “Donald Trump is the candidate capable of returning us to the America First policies that delivered unmatched prosperity and security for the American people,” Braun said […]