- Ex-Indiana GOP chairman Holcomb drop US Senate campaign Updated: Feb-08-16 6:12 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indiana Republican Party chairman Eric Holcomb abruptly dropped out of the state's U.S. Senate race Monday, giving some breathing room to the other two candidates in the crowded GOP primary field while hinting he may have something else to announce soon.
- Lawmakers to take up bill recognizing hate crimes Updated: Feb-07-16 12:24 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Forty-five states have hate crime laws, but Indiana isn't one of them.
- Indiana Senate's Republican leader faces primary challenger Updated: Feb-04-16 4:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A Fort Wayne educator emerged Thursday as a GOP primary challenger to the Indiana Senate's top Republican, who has faced heavy criticism from religious conservatives for championing a bill that would have extended civil rights protections to lesbians, gays and bisexuals.
- Top House Democrat vows gay rights debate will continue Updated: Feb-04-16 4:02 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana House's top Democrat said Thursday that the gay rights debate in the Legislature isn't over, even though the Republican-dominated Senate abandoned an anti-discrimination measure this week.
- Senate approves bill that would create child abuse registry Updated: Feb-04-16 1:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Senate has passed a bill inspired by the death of an Elkhart County toddler that would create a public registry of people convicted of child abuse or neglect.
- Indiana culture war over gay rights worries business leaders Updated: Feb-03-16 7:27 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Downtown Indianapolis was once so desolate that men armed with shotguns hunted pigeons on Sundays among empty buildings and a trash-strewn river canal.
- Lawmakers pass bills to give pharmacists discretion Updated: Feb-03-16 6:17 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana lawmakers passed similar, competing bills Wednesday aimed at giving pharmacists the ability to prevent methamphetamine cooks from buying pseudoephedrine, a common ingredient in the illegal drug.
- Pence won't say whether he would've signed gay rights bill Updated: Feb-03-16 5:50 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence isn't saying whether he would have signed the state Senate's failed proposal for extending antidiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
- Senate approves roads improvement funding bill Updated: Feb-03-16 2:13 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Senate has endorsed a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence that aims to boost highway funding by drawing down the state's cash reserves and borrowing money.
- House approves changes to liquor permitting for state parks Updated: Feb-03-16 9:09 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana state parks would be able to bypass local liquor authorities and allow on-site vendors to serve alcohol despite objections from local residents under a bill advancing in the Legislature.
- Child abuse registry proposal debated by Indiana lawmakers Updated: Feb-03-16 5:01 am
NEW PARIS, Indiana - Angie Garza never involved herself much in politics.
- The Latest: Chamber head says gay-rights failure hurts state Updated: Feb-02-16 5:52 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Latest on the decision of Indiana Republican lawmakers to abandon efforts this year to extend anti-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation (all times local):
- House approves cigarette, gas tax increase for road funds Updated: Feb-02-16 5:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana residents would pay more for gasoline and cigarettes but less in state income taxes under a bill the House has approved.
- Transgender advocates urge changes in Indiana legislation Updated: Feb-01-16 11:01 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Advocates at the Indiana Statehouse are urging lawmakers to include protections for transgender people to proposed civil rights legislation.
- Veteran advocates push for legislative action on services Updated: Feb-01-16 8:08 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana veterans say Gov. Mike Pence's focus on a plan to certify veteran-owned businesses isn't enough response to reports that find Indiana lacking in services for former members of the military.
- Businesses oppose West Virginia religious freedom push Updated: Jan-28-16 4:45 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Hospitality groups are mounting early opposition to a religious freedom bill.
- Indiana House panel backs bill limiting environmental rules Updated: Jan-27-16 3:50 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Legislation that would prohibit Indiana state agencies from enacting tougher environmental rules and standards than the federal government narrowly won the backing of a state House committee on Wednesday following a discussion that invoked the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
- Sunday alcohol sales bill defeated by legislative panel Updated: Jan-27-16 1:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Another legislative session will pass without lifting the ban on Sunday carryout alcohol sales.
- Washington florist to testify before Indiana Legislature Updated: Jan-27-16 12:14 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - A Washington florist who refused to provide flowers to a gay wedding is set to testify before an Indiana legislative committee.
- Bill letting police withhold video clears Indiana House Updated: Jan-26-16 6:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A proposal giving Indiana law enforcement agencies broad authority to withhold police body camera video is advancing in the state Legislature.
- Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers Updated: Jan-26-16 1:02 pm
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- Solid waste district bill advances in Indiana Legislature Updated: Jan-26-16 12:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A bill that would allow county commissioners to eliminate solid waste districts is advancing in the Indiana Legislature.
- Rescoring of ISTEP scores now up to state agencies Updated: Jan-26-16 12:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana State Board of Education and the Indiana Department of Education will decide whether the state needs to rescore last year's ISTEP tests under a bill that has cleared a House committee.
- Lawmakers consider increase to malpractice payment cap Updated: Jan-23-16 9:58 am
INDIANAPOLIS - State lawmakers are set to take up a proposal that would increase Indiana's cap on medical malpractice payments for the first time in 17 years.
- Lawmaker missing legislative session after recent surgery Updated: Jan-21-16 3:43 am
GREENFIELD, Indiana - A lawmaker from central Indiana is missing the opening weeks of the state legislative session after undergoing surgery.