What will Indiana lawmakers accomplish in special session?
Indiana lawmakers will wait until late July to reconvene for a special legislative session, raising additional questions about what consensus they might reach on inflation relief and abortion restrictions.
Democratic governors call on Biden to use federal facilities for abortion access
A group of Democratic governors urged President Joe Biden on Friday to use federal facilities to provide access to abortions, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade last week. In a video conference with nine governors, including Kate Brown of Oregon, Roy Cooper of North Carolina, Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico […]
Indiana abortions jumped to multi-year high in 2021
Indiana recorded more than 8,400 abortions in 2021 – the most since at least 2014, according to a state Department of Health report released Friday. The tabulation comes as Indiana lawmakers prepare for a weeks-long special legislative session this month, which will likely narrow access to abortion. Almost 57% of those procedures took place between […]
DCS gains approval for prevention funding
The Indiana Department of Child Services received approval from the Administration for Children and Families for its five-year prevention plan, which allows the state to use federal funding for the first time to deliver prevention services to families with the goal of keeping children safely with their families and out of foster care. The Indiana […]
Public Health Commission approves draft recommendations
The Governor’s Public Health Commission voted Thursday to approve a draft report of recommendations for improving Indiana’s public health system, pending edits. Ultimately the commission will urge state legislators to invest $250 million into Indiana’s public health system, which ranks in the bottom ten systems of the nation. Areas of focus include: data and information […]
These new Indiana laws take effect today
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
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
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
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
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
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
Indiana’s governor he’ll sign any abortion-restricting measures that make it to his desk during the upcoming special legislative session.