To say Indiana’s horse racing industry had concerns about Eldorado Resorts Inc. taking over the state’s two horse-racing casinos would be putting it mildly.
The state’s program, which launched July 13, has already received more than 20,000 applications, but the funds are expected to be enough to cover only about 12,000 households.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration set aside $300 million in federal CARES Act funding for local units of government to use for pandemic-related expenses, but so far, rental assistance programs are not among the reimbursable items.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s executive order, signed Friday, does not include penalties for violations. The state attorney general said this week that the governor does not have legal authority to enforce a mask mandate.
Seventy percent of not-for-profits in Indiana have reduced programs or limited capacity since the coronavirus pandemic hit the state, according to a recent report.
Attorney General Curtis Hill said in an advisory opinion—requested by five Republican senators—that state law doesn’t give the governor specific authority to require face coverings or to create penalties for failing to wear a mask. The opinion came just a few hours after Holcomb said a statewide mask mandate would take effect on Monday.
More than 43 long-term care facilities around the state have seen 10 residents or more die from the disease. State health officials released a breakdown by facility on Wednesday.
Data the state has been compiling from nursing homes for a new public dashboard has shown more positive cases and deaths in residents and staff than previously known.
The Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus, Indiana House Democratic Caucus and Indiana Black Legislative Caucus announced Tuesday during a press conference that they want lawmakers to come back to Indianapolis in August.
Cebronica Luft, CEO of the event venue Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza, is on the Downtown Indy Rebuilding and Recovery Committee.
IBJ talked with Caine about her pandemic frustrations, how testing and contact-tracing are going and whether the Indianapolis 500 should run with fans in the stands.
Brian Bosma, the longest-serving House speaker in state history, was set to submit his resignation letter Friday morning, stating that he would end his 34-year career as a state lawmaker on July 31.
Lower than expected revenues created a budget deficit of nearly $900 million, but the state still managed to end the year in the black by cutting costs in some areas, tapping into reserves and receiving additional federal dollars for Medicaid.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission signed off on the deal this week, paving the way for what will be the world’s largest casino operation. The merger, which awaits approval from New Jersey regulators, affects five Indiana casinos.
The state will remain in Stage 4.5 of the Back on Track Indiana plan at least through the end of July, he said, instead of jumping into Stage 5 on July 18 as scheduled.
The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to dedicate up to $20 million to organizations serving youth populations during the ongoing public health crisis.
Effort to infuse diversity into not-for-profit boards helps, but leaders say there’s more work to do
Four years ago, CICF and the Indianapolis Foundation launched a pilot program to try to diversify local not-for-profit boards. Here’s the impact.
Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics on Thursday announced it had moved the open race between Democrat Christina Hale and Republican Victoria Spartz from “leans Republican” to “toss-up.”
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is launching a marketing campaign to emphasize the importance of wearing a mask in public to stop the spread of COVID-19.
After months of refusing to provide COVID-19 data on individual nursing homes, state officials have changed their minds. Nearly half of Indiana’s deaths from COVID-19 can be traced to the facilities.