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A mother’s advice to Indiana legislators post-Roe

BY: - July 1, 2022

My daughter texted just hours after the landmark abortion precedent Roe v. Wade was struck down, asking about immediately getting a new IUD and expressing rage, sadness and frustration over what might come next. “This is something I won’t stop fighting about,” she said. “My body is mine. No one makes decisions on it for […]

These new Indiana laws take effect today

BY: - July 1, 2022

Several new Indiana laws take effect Friday, just weeks before the General Assembly reconvenes for a special legislative session.

$500 million Indiana READI grants to be designated by end of year

BY: - July 1, 2022

A wave of projects across Indiana are set receive new economic development funds meant to help expedite project completion timelines.

U.S. Supreme Court curbs federal power to regulate greenhouse gases, in blow to Biden

BY: - July 1, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to regulate greenhouse gases as pollutants, siding with a group of Republican attorneys general and coal companies in a major blow to the executive branch’s power to curb climate change. The opinion was a victory for the Republican-led states that […]

Rokita: Celebrate Fourth with property claims

BY: - June 30, 2022

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is encouraging Hoosiers to mark the Fourth of July by visiting his office’s unclaimed property website, indianaunclaimed.gov, “to discover any unclaimed money that could light up their holiday weekend,” a news release Thursday. “Amidst fireworks and cookouts, it’s a great time for Hoosiers to recover what is rightfully theirs,” Rokita […]

Biden supports filibuster exception for abortion rights

BY: - June 30, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday said he supports an exception to the U.S. Senate filibuster in order to enshrine Roe v. Wade in federal law, after the Supreme Court last week struck down the case that established abortion as a constitutional right. “I believe we have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law, and […]

Wesco, Doden call for adoption fund

BY: - June 30, 2022

Rep. Tim Wesco, R-Osceola and Eric Doden, a GOP candidate for governor, call for the General Assembly to establish a $100 million adoption fund to cover fees for families while in upcoming special session. “Indiana should lead the nation in protecting life and providing for mothers and families who choose adoption,” Wesco said. “Life is […]

Indiana governor says no “red lines” on possible abortion legislation

BY: - June 30, 2022

Indiana’s governor he’ll sign any abortion-restricting measures that make it to his desk during the upcoming special legislative session.

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Don’t trust Schoolhouse Rock

BY: - June 30, 2022

Schoolhouse Rock lied.  Well, to be fair, the popular 1970s education series that merged music and color animation with academic content simplified many concepts, particularly in their civics series.  While it may have made it easier for children to understand, the catchy jingles failed to convey the complex nuances of governmental powers. The lyrics of […]

State accounting for billions in federal aid

BY: - June 30, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Billions of dollars in federal aid came to Indiana over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to stabilize governments and keep the economy moving. The state spent nearly all of its coronavirus stimulus money and is now attempting to use a dwindling pot to cover increased cost estimates for capital improvement projects […]

Access to abortion for members of the military eyed by Democrats

BY: - June 30, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are pushing to increase access to abortion for members of the military, concerned a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could end the constitutional right will harm troops. The U.S. House’s annual funding bill for the Defense Department would require the Pentagon to provide leave to troops and civilian employees seeking […]

Indiana COVID-19 numbers down after scaled-back reporting

BY: - June 30, 2022

COVID-19 numbers are down after state officials scaled back reporting protocols, and vaccines are available for virtually all residents.