Republican state lawmakers seeking reelection in the northern suburbs are campaigning significantly more this year than in previous elections.
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s coronavirus stance drawing criticism
The Republican has said repeatedly that he’d be willing to take a step back in the phased-in reopening if key data indicated the pandemic was worsening. But he has never made good on that threat.Read More
Education champion doesn’t shy from tough challenges
Teresa Lubbers, IBJ’s 2020 Michael A. Carroll Award winner, has led the Indiana Commission for Higher Education since 2009.Read More
President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden took part in competing town halls Thursday that offered a jarring contrast of their opposing political styles and approaches to major issues.
Indiana Democrats are targeting the state attorney general’s race as their best chance to break the stranglehold Republicans have over state government.
Indiana Gov. Holcomb moved Indiana to Stage 5, which essentially lifted all restrictions, on Sept. 26, but COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are back on the increase.
A GOP aide familiar with the new offer said it is about $1.8 trillion. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s most recent public offer was about $2.2 trillion, although that included a business tax increase that Republicans won’t go for.
IBJ looked at 30 of the more measurable commitments the governor has made over the last four years to see whether he’s lived up to what he promised and what Hoosiers can expect if he wins a second term.
In a separate case, a judge temporarily stayed, pending appeal, an order blocking an Indiana law that requires absentee ballots be received by noon to be counted.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick, a frequent critic of her fellow Republicans, took several swipes at Gov. Eric Holcomb in an online event Monday night for Dr. Woody Myers.
The solid economic recovery under way could falter without continued financial support from the government, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday.
The city of Indianapolis is turning 200 and, although the pandemic has altered some plans, celebrations are underway and residents have plenty of opportunities to engage.
The state received $2.4 billion in CARES Act funding, and still has about $1 billion remaining as Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration has been hopeful that Congress would amend the restrictions regarding how and when the dollars can be spent.
The election office said absentee voters should verify that the precinct on their ballot matches the precinct on their ballot envelope and that two sets of initials—belonging to election officials—are there.
But not everyone agrees the change will make a significant difference in ensuring the city’s bidding process is more inclusive, and they argue more work needs to be done.
Political veterans face off in bid to replace Republican Curtis Hill.
The former congressman and secretary of state entered the race in May just before the filing deadline because he believed the GOP incumbent, Curtis Hill, was no longer suitable for the office.
When the former Evansville mayor announced his candidacy in December, he believed he’d be facing embattled Republican incumbent Curtis Hill. Instead, is running against Republican Todd Rokita.
The changes would allow officials to withhold payments from vendors, terminate their contracts or ban them from future city contracts if they don’t comply with the program.
A campaign disclosure form and other public records show that Spartz and her husband, Jason Spartz, have largely made their money buying, selling, leasing and farming land.