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 […]

Former Shelbyville Rep. Eberhart agrees to plead guilty to felony charge

BY: - November 10, 2023

Former Shelbyville Rep. Sean Eberhart has signed paperwork to plead guilty to a federal felony charge related to his conduct as a lawmaker, specifically related to Spectacle Entertainment’s bid to relocate two casinos from Lake Michigan to “other areas beneficial to Spectacle.” In a Friday morning release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District […]

State revenue under projections for first time this fiscal year

BY: - November 9, 2023

The state of Indiana took nearly $1.5 billion into its General Fund in October, but the amount was under projections for the first time this fiscal year. The year began in July. The state budget plan predicted revenues of about $1.6 billion but collections were short $139 million: almost 9% below expectations, according to a […]

Braun launches first TV ad in gubernatorial bid

BY: - November 8, 2023

In his first television advertisement Wednesday, U.S. Sen Mike Braun attacked President Joe Biden’s administration while promising to boost manufacturing and limit unauthorized immigration. He is the fourth GOP gubernatorial contender to go on air. In the 30-second video, Braun emphasized his business career and his defeat of former Democrat U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly. Since […]

Election results show Indiana voters mostly supporting school funding referendums

BY: - November 8, 2023

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at”. Indiana voters across the state showed support for giving their school districts the green light to use millions of dollars in property tax revenue to hire and retain teachers and fund programs and transportation. Unofficial election results late Tuesday showed voters largely […]

State grants millions to early education providers in child care push

BY: - November 2, 2023

Twenty-one early education providers throughout Indiana — and potentially more — will expand their child care offerings with $8.7 million in grants, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) announced Thursday. “The first five years of a child’s life are the most significant to build a strong foundation for future success,” said Courtney Penn, […]

Indiana Treasurer Elliott heavily invests Indiana funds in Israel

BY: - November 1, 2023

Indiana State Treasurer Daniel Elliott, who championed removing personal ideologies from state investment strategies throughout the legislative session, announced on Wednesday a significant purchase of Israel funds to support the U.S. ally.  “Israel is our most important ally in the world.  This investment reflects the confidence that I have in the Israeli people and the […]

ACLU of Indiana announces new director

BY: - October 31, 2023

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana announced Tuesday that Christopher Daley will lead the organization as its next executive director, beginning in January. The news comes after the ACLU of Indiana conducted a nationwide search following the retirement announcement of current Executive Director, Jane Henegar. “Chris brings passion, commitment and decades of experience in advocacy […]

Federal judge dismisses Satanic Temple lawsuit that sought to strike down Indiana’s abortion ban

BY: - October 26, 2023

A federal judge in Indianapolis has dismissed an attempt by The Satanic Temple to block Indiana’s near-total abortion ban. The Satanic Temple — a nontheistic religious organization based in Salem, Massachusetts — filed a federal lawsuit last year, claiming that the new abortion ban violates Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The group maintained the […]


Fort Wayne man pleads guilty in harassment of Rep. Jim Banks

BY: - October 26, 2023

A Fort Wayne man on Thursday admitted harassing and intimidating Third District Congressman Jim Banks, with a sentencing hearing set for Nov. 17. 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. In an […]

Indiana gubernatorial hopeful Brad Chambers emphasizes online safety for kids in first proposal

BY: - October 25, 2023

Indiana gubernatorial contender Brad Chambers released his first policy proposal Wednesday with an emphasis on increasing online safety for Hoosier children. Chambers, who is vying for the 2024 Republican nomination for Indiana governor, said he wants to require stricter age verification, enhance online data protections and ensure age-appropriate classroom instruction “on the benefits and dangers […]


Caitlin Bernard opens up in new podcast

BY: - October 25, 2023

Indiana OB-GYN and abortion provider Caitlin Bernard recently opened up about her experience fighting for her medical license — and fears for the future — in a new podcast series titled The Nocturnists: Post-Roe America. The team behind the seven-episode series has been recording intimate conversations with abortion providers across the country and delving into […]