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Democrats nominate Steury for Walorski vacancy

BY: - August 24, 2022

In a Tuesday caucus closed to the press, the Indiana Democratic Party nominated Paul Steury as its candidate to finish Rep. Jackie Walorski’s term after she died in a car accident earlier this month. Steury won the Democratic primary for the Second Congressional District earlier this year and will appear on the ballot for a […]

Applications open for Indiana grant program that enables students to help their communities

BY: - August 23, 2022

A statewide initiative that enables high school students to act on ideas to improve their communities announced a new round of funding and a call for applications. Five cohorts of students across Indiana will be chosen to participate in the My Community, My Vision program, which provides four months of workshops, planning, and fundraising for […]

Indiana GOP nominates Rudy Yakym as Walorski replacement

BY: - August 22, 2022

The Indiana Republican Party on Saturday nominated a longtime political ally of the late Rep. Jackie Walorski to run for her now-vacant seat in Indiana’s Second Congressional District. Rudy Yakym, a growth initiatives director at an Elkhart-based logistics company, will campaign to both complete Walorski’s current term — which ends January 3 — and earn […]

Virus found in Franklin County deer

BY: - August 19, 2022

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported the presence of a sometimes fatal virus in white-tailed deer in Franklin County Friday. The Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) virus kills deer in Indiana, and other parts of the country, every year but isn’t known to infect humans. DNR confirmed the disease’s presence after analyzing samples at the […]

Indiana Dems to hold caucus for Second Congressional District special election

BY: - August 19, 2022

The Indiana Democratic Party will hold a caucus Tuesday for the state’s Second Congressional District special election, the party announced Friday. The seat, covering South Bend and Elkhart, has been vacant since Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski’s traffic death earlier this month. “Democrats look forward to nominating a proven and honest leader who will work to […]

Holcomb appoints new DWD commissioner

BY: - August 19, 2022

David J. Adams will be the next commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development following Gov. Eric Holcomb’s appointment Friday. “David Adams has spent decades focusing on the connections between workforce talent and the needs of today’s industries, and he leads with a tremendous energy that brings results, time and time again,” said Holcomb […]

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 […]

12 candidates file for Second Congressional District vacancy

BY: - August 17, 2022

The deadline to file for the vacancy in the Second Congressional District lapsed Wednesday, with a dozen candidates announcing their intention to participate in Saturday’s caucus. Rep. Jackie Walorski, who previously represented the district, died earlier this month in a car crash. Because her death happened more than 74 days before the November election, Gov. […]

Indiana GOP announces major change in Senate majority leadership

BY: - August 17, 2022

The Indiana Senate announced a major leadership change Wednesday in the GOP-dominated chamber, although it’s not clear what prompted the switch. Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray, R-Martinsville, named Sen. Chris Garten, R-Charlestown, as the new majority floor leader of the Senate’s majority caucus in a written announcement. Garten replaces Sen. Mark Messmer, R-Jasper, who […]

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Former staffers push Mitch Daniels to seek governor’s office

BY: - August 16, 2022

Staffers who worked under former governor Mitch Daniels filed with the Indiana Secretary of State’s office last week to create a political action committee urging Daniels to run for governor in 2024. Daniels led the state from 2005 until 2013 and announced his intention to retire as president of Purdue University at the end of […]

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 […]

“I Voted” sticker competition for K12 students

BY: - August 15, 2022

Indiana Secretary of State Holli Sullivan is encouraging K-12 Hoosier students to use their creativity to help design ‘I Voted’ stickers for Indiana’s 2022 General Election. “Indiana is home to some very talented young artists,” Secretary Sullivan said. “I am excited to see the wonderful and creative designs our students will come up with. ‘I […]