Government & Politics


Duke Energy argues cases against Carmel, Noblesville before the Indiana Supreme Court

BY: - September 22, 2023

Legal counsel for Duke Energy argued two cases before the Indiana Supreme Court Thursday — from both sides of the courtroom — on separate matters relating to where it maintains its equipment and facilities. In the first case, City of Carmel, Indiana v. Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, et al., high court justices will weigh on an […]

INPRS ‘ahead of schedule’ on China divestment, laying anti-ESG investment framework

BY: - September 22, 2023

Indiana's Public Retirement System (INPRS) says it's "ahead of schedule" in pulling out of its Chinese investments after lawmakers approved a ban in May. And it's putting together a compliance strategy for a separate ban on controversial ESG investment strategies.

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 […]

Indiana likely to wait on further noncompete legislation — pending lawsuit, industry impacts

BY: - September 20, 2023

Indiana lawmakers went on the offensive when they limited physician-employer noncompete agreements for the second time in three years — but with a lawsuit pending and an industry adjusting, they’re sitting back to observe before doing more. And still-unfolding national efforts could supersede it all. “I’m hopeful, maybe, but I think it’s more of a […]

Egg farmer John Rust files lawsuit to face U.S. Rep. Jim Banks in Indiana’s 2024 Senate primary

BY: - September 19, 2023

Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Rust filed a lawsuit Monday in an effort to get his name on the May 2024 primary ballot. He maintains that a current Indiana law blocking him from the ballot is unconstitutional. The legal challenge was filed in the Marion County Superior Court. Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales, the […]

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita facing multiple disciplinary charges

BY: - September 18, 2023

Todd Rokita on Monday became Indiana’s second consecutive attorney general brought up on disciplinary charges — this time related to his statements about an Indiana doctor in the summer of 2022. The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed three charges against Rokita, all related to breaches of confidentiality. It’s up to high court justices to […]

Indiana clean energy employment continues to grow, according to new report

BY: - September 18, 2023

The number of Hoosiers employed in clean energy continues to go up as the workforce recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. Even more clean energy jobs are expected to go online as Indiana continues its transition to cleaner energy sources and away from coal. The eighth annual Clean […]


‘Success coaches’ to hit Indiana colleges after budget approval

BY: - September 18, 2023

Less than half of Hoosier college students finish their degrees on time, according to state data — but some may soon have help from new “success coaches.” The Indiana State Budget Committee on Friday approved $2.5 million to embed 31 success coaches in higher education institutions across the state. Officials also nabbed funding boosts for […]


Hospitals plead with Congress to avert $8 billion in cuts in Medicaid funding

BY: - September 18, 2023

WASHINGTON — Health care representatives from across the United States are urging Congress to halt cuts to funding that helps hospitals care for uninsured or low-income patients who rely on Medicaid. More than 250 hospitals and health systems appealed to House and Senate leadership in a letter Thursday asking the lawmakers to avert or delay […]

Indiana AG Todd Rokita sues IU Health for disagreeing on patient privacy in Caitlin Bernard case

BY: - September 15, 2023

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita filed a federal lawsuit Friday against IU Health, claiming the state’s largest hospital system did not properly enforce state and federal privacy laws in connection to abortion care provided by Dr. Caitlin Bernard for a 10-year-old rape victim last summer. The Republican office holder filed the legal challenge in the […]

GOP Sen. Jon Ford announces resignation from Indiana Senate

BY: - September 15, 2023

Republican Sen. Jon Ford resigned from his seat in the Indiana Senate “to pursue new professional endeavors” effective Oct. 16. It comes less than a year after he was re-elected to another four-year term. “One of the greatest honors of my life has been serving the residents of Senate District 38,” Ford said Friday in […]