The one-two punch of the pandemic and protest-related violence raises questions about whether downtown can recover. Experts and community leaders say yes—but only with concerted effort and strong leadership.
In a press conference Friday morning outside the Indiana Statehouse, black legislative leaders outlined their suggestions for immediate action that elected officials could take in the wake of ongoing protests of police brutality and racial injustice.
During a televised speech Thursday evening as part of the Indiana Democratic Party’s virtual convention, Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate Woody Myers talked about his experiences with racism as a child in Indianapolis.
Nursing homes across the country have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19. In Indiana, 945 of the state’s more than 2,000 deaths have involved residents at the facilities.
To address concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Indiana Election Commission in March expanded the option of voting by mail to any registered voter. But the change only applied to the June 2 primary election.
Spartz and Hale will face off in the fall in a battle to replace Republican Rep. Susan Brooks, who decided not to see reelection after representing the district since 2013.
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s remarks were made during a press conference Monday afternoon—the first time he has spoken publicly since protests started in Indianapolis and other areas of the state on Friday.
Marion County’s clerk had implored the Indiana Election Commission to extend the deadline, saying thousands of voters who planned to vote by mail in Tuesday’s election might not be able to do so.
The biggest portion of the funds will go toward a $30 million grant program called the Small Business Restart Fund.
Believe in Indiana, a political action committee connected to the Indiana State Building & Construction Trades Council, has spent more than $51,000 to run TV commercials that criticize JR Gaylor, CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana and Kentucky, who is running against Scott Baldwin in the Senate District 20 primary.
As restaurants, retailers and service providers are allowed to resume in-person operations, some employers are eager to get started. But employees are not as excited to return to work and give up their unemployment benefits.
With 125 Indiana Statehouse races on ballots across the state this year, only 10 seats don’t have incumbents seeking re-election.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Wednesday said he would activate Stage 3 of his pandemic reopening plan on Friday—two days earlier than previously scheduled.
Todd Rokita, 50, said he didn’t want to challenge an incumbent from his own party, but an Indiana Supreme Court decision suspending Hill’s license makes it clear he shouldn’t hold the office.
According to a financial report presented to the Hoosier Lottery Commission on Tuesday morning, lottery sales are expected to hit $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2020, which is 1.1% less than budgeted and nearly 3% lower than in fiscal year 2019.
Stage 3 of the governor’s roadmap, scheduled to start Sunday, is set to increase the social gathering limit from 25 people to 100, allow retailers to go from operating at 50% capacity to 75% capacity, let fitness centers reopen and allow movie theaters to open at 50% capacity.
Gov. Eric Holcomb, a Republican, asked the court last week to clarify whether Attorney General Curtis Hill would lose his elected position as state government’s top lawyer when his 30-day suspension took effect Monday.
According to a recent poll conducted by Indy Politics and Change Research, 63% of Hoosiers say they approve of how Holcomb has responded to the pandemic, and 54% say the state is headed in the right direction. But Holcomb’s overall approval rate—at 47%—trailed the numbers for his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
The Indiana Gaming Commission on Friday awarded a casino license to Spectacle Jack, which plans to build a $120 million casino near Interstate 70 and State Road 46 in Terre Haute.
After delays, the Indiana Gaming Commission is poised to consider awarding a casino license to a subsidiary of Spectacle Entertainment, now that two former executives of Centaur Gaming have divested their interests in the project.