Government & Politics
Can social services handle abortion-ban baby bump?
INDIANAPOLIS – From diapers and formula to childcare access, advocates say Indiana lags when it comes to providing services and supports that will see an increase in demand if abortion is banned. With the legislature calling for a special session to curtail access to abortion following the U.S. Supreme Court decision, thousands more Hoosier children […]
Indiana lawmakers drafting abortion plan for July
Indiana lawmakers have signaled support for new restrictions on abortions but remain quiet about what specifically could be proposed.
Inflation hits state capital, infrastructure projects
INDIANAPOLIS – Ever-increasing prices at the pump and grocery store checkout line aren’t the only places where Hoosiers can see the impact of inflation – state building projects are also feeling the budgetary strain. Pent-up demand for delayed services and supply chains disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic continue to drive inflation upward, reaching 8.6% over […]
Indiana gas taxes rise July 1 as revenue soars
In June, Indiana was $33 million in gas tax revenues ahead of its April 2021 projections, according to the state’s Office of Management and Budget.
Indiana Capital Chronicle aims to help Hoosiers move state forward
Welcome to the Indiana Capital Chronicle – a new venture of nonprofit journalism aimed at filling in the gaps of state news coverage and ultimately being a watchdog for Hoosiers on their government. It’s not easy to launch a new publication from the ground up but I know Indiana needs it. When I first started […]
Commission says $250M investment needed for public health
INDIANAPOLIS – A commission tasked with reviewing Indiana’s public health infrastructure has found spending per capita lags and is set to pitch a significant investment. The weakness of Indiana’s public health system became glaringly obvious during the COVID-19 pandemic, when part-time local health departments in rural areas didn’t have the resources to educate their communities […]
Lawmakers plan response to boost Indiana college-going rate
Indiana lawmakers plan to propose legislative action in response to a new report showing only half of Indiana’s 2020 high school graduates pursued some form of college education beyond high school.
U.S. Senate Democrats urge ‘bold action” by Biden on abortion rights
Most of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate have signed on to a letter to President Joe Biden pressing him to “take immediate action” to protect abortion rights, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Friday ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The one-page letter, led by Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray of Washington and […]
Conservation law nonprofit adds longtime Hoosier Environmental Council attorney
In her new role, Ferraro will lead the Conservation Law Center's litigation work, and will contribute to state and national legislative efforts to conserve public and wild land, plus at-risk species and ecosystems.
Fred Payne leaves DWD to join United Way
After a four-year term heading an agency vital to Hoosiers during the tumultuous COVID-19 pandemic, Fred Payne will leave the Department of Workforce Development to be the next CEO and president of the United Way of Central Indiana. “The United Way of Central Indiana has been instrumental in helping our communities address some of the […]
Roe v. Wade – a bigger fight than abortion
The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade and dismantled the constitutional protections for abortion that have existed for nearly 50 years, taking away our ability to control if and when to have a child. And some Indiana elected officials have already signaled their intent to pass an abortion ban, despite the fact that the […]
Congress sends Biden historic gun safety legislation, with GOP support
WASHINGTON — Indiana’s Republican U.S. senators split on a comprehensive federal gun safety bill that cleared Congress last week – a bipartisan package that President Joe Biden immediately signed into law. In a 65-33 vote, the bill, comprised of eight provisions, passed the U.S. Senate late Thursday. The House on Friday joined, approving the Senate’s bill 234-193, with […]