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Indiana lesbian couples will be able to include both people’s names on their children’s birth certificates after a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday.

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Indiana state courts are not allowed to hold in-person jury trials until at least March. That’s per a new order from the Indiana Supreme Court.

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A majority of Hoosiers say the governor’s emergency powers should be more limited according to the latest edition of the Ball State Hoosier survey, a poll of 600 Indiana residents.

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Indiana voter advocacy groups are creating what they’re calling a “shadow” redistricting commission to give Hoosiers an independent contrast when lawmakers redraw legislative district lines next year.

Stutzman Resigning From Indiana House, Blames Governor

Nov 24, 2020
(Courtesy of the Indiana House Republican caucus)

Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) announced Tuesday she is resigning her seat in the Indiana House of Representatives. And she’s blaming Gov. Eric Holcomb.

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Indiana government has its first-ever cabinet officer dedicated to equity and inclusion.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday he’s chosen Karrah Herring to fill the newly-created position.

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Indiana Senate Democrats made their “last-ditch” call Tuesday for redistricting reform ahead of lawmakers redrawing legislative district lines in the 2021 session.

The minority caucus has unsuccessfully pushed for reforms for more than a decade.

Republicans Reject Indiana House Mask Mandate

Nov 18, 2020
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Republicans rejected an effort Tuesday to require House lawmakers to wear masks during the upcoming legislative session.

Democrats proposed a House rule to require members to wear a mask while on the floor, in the hall or in committee and conducting official House business or potentially face a fine, censure or other penalty.

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Indiana legislative leaders say liability protections around COVID-19 could be the first order of business when the General Assembly starts its new session.

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Sen. Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) became the new Senate minority leader Friday – the first Black leader of a legislative caucus in state history.

Senate Democrats almost completely overhauled their leadership team.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb joined 23 other Republican governors Friday to urge the Senate to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) wants to add 65 judges to federal courts across the country. And he said his proposal isn’t about politics – it’s about solving an “emergency” situation.

(Courtesy of Young and Braun's offices)

U.S. Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) both say they'll vote for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the Nov. 3 election.

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The federal government plans to increase the fees for asylum seekers and applicants for U.S. citizenship in early October. 

The rule by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services takes effect Oct. 2. It increases the cost of a U.S. citizenship application by more than 80 percent.


U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) says he’ll be “disappointed” if the federal government provides any financial support for state and local government budgets in future COVID-19 relief packages.