McCormick campaign hits signature milestone

BY: - November 28, 2023

Democrat Jennifer McCormick said Tuesday she has gathered the required signatures to qualify for the May primary in the race to succeed Gov. Eric Holcomb, who is term-limited and cannot run for the office again. “We have always believed this campaign is about empowering the voices of Hoosiers, and our strong petition signature collection demonstrates […]

Holcomb releases five-dozen videos promoting Hoosier attractions

BY: - November 27, 2023

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Imagine Indiana — a nonprofit that promotes Indiana — recently released 62 videos touting the state’s top attractions. Dubbed, “All Around Indiana,” the project features a buffalo preserve, caves, parks, racing, sandhill crane migration and more — plus, a variety of industries. Holcomb narrates the videos. The project, Holcomb said, is […]

Jury finds Senate candidate’s family-owned company price gouged eggs

BY: - November 22, 2023

An Illinois jury found on Tuesday that several companies, including one co-owned by a U.S. Senate candidate from Indiana, conspired to restrict the supply of eggs to drive up the prices. Rose Acre Farms Inc. — previously chaired by John Rust, who is running to succeed U.S. Sen. Mike Braun — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. and […]

AG Rokita chooses James Barta as solicitor general

BY: - November 20, 2023

Attorney General Todd Rokita announced Monday the selection of “constitutional stalwart” James Barta as solicitor general, a public-facing role that routinely represents the office in court and handles litigation involving constitutional challenges. Previously, Barta worked as the state’s deputy solicitor general. “After a national search, we selected a Hoosier with top credentials and national experience […]

Elections, commerce get new Senate committee chairs

BY: - November 20, 2023

Two Senate committees will see new chairs following the resignations of two senators in recent months, shuffling leadership roles within the Republican caucus. Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray, R-Martinsville, announced that Sen. Mike Gaskill will helm the Senate Committee on Elections while Sen. Brian Buchanan will lead the Senate Committee on Commerce and Technology. […]

Banks harasser sentenced to probation

BY: - November 17, 2023

A Fort Wayne man received probation Friday for harassing and threatening Third District Congressman Jim Banks and his family. Aaron L. Thompson, born in 1989, pleaded guilty to a Level 6 felony as well as a Class B misdemeanor following repeated threatening calls to Banks’ congressional office in April. He received suspended sentences and was placed […]

FSSA extends applications for employer-sponsored child care grants

BY: - November 17, 2023

Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) on Friday announced it will extend the application period for its employer-sponsored child care grants by adding a second window. The $25 million program offers employers seed funding for child care initiatives using some of the state’s remaining pandemic-era federal relief funds. The agency opened the program, which […]

Doden, Braun exchange shots over qualified immunity, IEDC record

BY: - November 16, 2023

Gubernatorial candidates Eric Doden and U.S. Senator Mike Braun traded jabs Wednesday over the legal practice of qualified immunity and the use of state tax dollars in economic development — an escalation in the 2024 race to succeed Gov. Eric Holcomb. Doden released a video endorsement from Henry County Sheriff John Sproles decrying Braun’s 2020 […]

St. Joseph and Elkhart County judges nominated to federal bench

BY: - November 15, 2023

President Joe Biden announced five nominees to life-tenured federal judgeships Wednesday morning, including two Hoosiers. One would be the first Black woman to serve on a U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Indiana, if confirmed. St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Cristal Brisco was appointed to the bench by Gov. Eric Holcomb in June […]

ICC partners with Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics to host panel on Org Day

BY: - November 14, 2023

The Indiana Capital Chronicle and the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics will host a panel discussion on Tuesday’s Organization Day — a sort of orientation day for new legislators and the ceremonial start of the 2024 legislative session. The Nov. 21 panel will include four experts on Indiana Statehouse politics to preview key issues […]

Doden campaign says it has gathered necessary ballot signatures

BY: - November 13, 2023

Gubernatorial candidate Eric Doden on Monday announced that his campaign has collected more than enough signatures to get him on the Republican primary election ballot in May. “I’m incredibly grateful for the hard work and commitment from our volunteers and staff who made hitting this goal possible,” Doden said in a news release. “This campaign […]

Rep. Bob Cherry won’t seek reelection, ending 25 years in seat

BY: - November 10, 2023

Rep. Bob Cherry announced Friday he won’t seek reelection in 2024, retiring after serving out his current term. The Greenfield Republican will have served in Indiana’s House of Representatives for 25 years — since 1998. His district, 53, includes parts of Hancock and Madison counties. “During my time in the legislature, our state’s national economic […]