Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is taking shots at student debt cancellation and tuition-free college proposals, hallmarks of President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda for higher education.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they’ve received, but they’ve uncovered no evidence that would change the election.
The coalition of some 25 groups, including Common Cause Indiana, the NAACP and the League of Women Voters, said they hoped public pressure would force Republicans not to draw new voting districts behind closed doors.
The Indiana Gaming Commission has more than 10 people under investigation for possible financial misconduct that would violate state casino laws or regulations, said Sara Gonso Tait, the commission’s executive director.
State Rep. Christy Stutzman said she needed to devote more time to her family’s business after the family and business partners earlier this year bought the former Amish Acres tourist attraction that they renamed The Barns at Nappanee.
The pandemic played a major role in how people voted in the election, with 62% of the vote statewide coming through absentee ballots.
Still, the Republican president vowed to keep up the fight, saying his case “strongly” continues.
Legislative leaders also said they hoped to stave off cuts to education in the coming budget—or even try to boost funding. But in the midst of the pandemic, leaders say the budget will hinge on coming revenue forecasts.
Former state Sen. Jim Merritt, who had been in office since 1990, resigned from the position earlier this month. He still had two years left in his term.
Former Indiana State Rep. Karlee Macer, who represented Speedway and the west side of Indianapolis from 2012 until this year, announced on Twitter on Monday that she would seek the position.
With President Trump’s loss—after Vice President Mike Pence spent the last four years as his most loyal soldier and the past year doggedly campaigning on his behalf—the vice president is contending with a far less certain future.
While Democrats stayed holed up—relying on phone calls, advertising and social media—to spread their message, Republican candidates donned masks and knocked on doors, talking to voters one-on-one in ways that Democrats thought might not be safe (or popular).
Ron Klain served as chief of staff for Biden during President Barack Obama’s first term, was chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore in the mid-1990s and was a key adviser on the Biden campaign, guiding Biden’s debate preparations and coronavirus response.
Gov. Eric Holcomb also indicated that the five-stage system charting the state’s recovery would be retired. The state has been in the final stage—Stage 5—since September, which marked the beginning of a second wave of infections, hospitalizations and deaths.
Podcast host Mason King talked with University of Indianapolis political science professor Laura Merrifield Wilson and IBJ political reporter Lindsey Erdody about the messages Indiana voters sent at the polls.
Biden’s top advisers have spent months quietly working on how best to implement his agenda, with hundreds of transition officials preparing to get to work inside various federal agencies.
Joe Biden’s victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes in an extraordinary close election that delayed the processing of some ballots. It was unclear whether President Trump would publicly concede.
President Trump could need the court’s help in two or more states, an unlikely scenario that is far different from what took place in the 2000 election, the only time the court has effectively settled a presidential election.
Democrat Joe Biden moved closer to winning the presidency on Friday as he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia and Pennsylvania.
John Zody, who has been the party chair since 2013, told reporters on Friday morning that he will finish his term through March and then help the party reorganize its leadership.