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.

Shutdown inches closer as U.S. House GOP fails to pass defense bill, lawmakers exit D.C.

BY: - September 22, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans were unable for a third time Thursday to begin debate on the Defense funding bill, throwing another wrench into Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s leadership tenure. The 212-216 vote that rejected the rule for the $826 billion Defense spending measure was unexpected, coming less than a day after House GOP lawmakers gathered in a […]

‘Abundant’ water in Wabash aquifer for LEAP District, say early IEDC findings

BY: - September 21, 2023

Initial results in a multi-phase water study show “abundant water availability” in the Wabash Alluvial Aquifer, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) announced Thursday. Officials hope to pipe 100 million gallons of water daily 35 miles from the aquifer to a massive — and controversial — high-tech park planned in Boone County: the LEAP Lebanon […]

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 […]


Lawmakers aim for ‘sustainable solution’ in pension benefit quandary

BY: - September 21, 2023

Indiana lawmakers enraged retiree advocates when they chose not to offer a pension benefit increase in the most recent budget cycle — for the first time in decades. Instead, they’re taking the period between legislative sessions to hunt for a lasting fix. It’s a decision worth millions of dollars, and that impacts thousands of retirees […]

Number of Hoosiers without health insurance declines

BY: - September 21, 2023

The number of Hoosiers without health insurance decreased between 2021 and 2022, falling 0.6% to 7% uninsured, according to a release from the United States Census Bureau.  “For seven of the states with lower uninsured rates in 2022, the difference was driven by increased private coverage. For 10 states, the uninsured rate decrease was related […]

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A ‘disaster’ nears: Millions of federal workers’ paychecks would be on hold in a shutdown

BY: - September 21, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than 3.5 million federal employees and military personnel — many in the Washington, D.C., area but also scattered across the states and around the globe — are bracing for another partial government shutdown, as U.S. House Republicans struggle to produce a short-term plan to fund the government past the end of the […]

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 […]

U.S. House GOP spending bills falter as Congress struggles to avoid a shutdown

BY: and - September 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats said Tuesday they are preparing their own short-term spending bill that they believe will garner bipartisan support, a decision that could stave off a partial government shutdown — and as House Republicans failed to advance two spending bills. The Senate move would work as long as the House votes to […]

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 […]