Government News

Attorney General Curtis Hill is suing credit agency Equifax over a 2017 data breach that exposed the private information of nearly 4 million Hoosiers. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Monday the state is suing credit agency Equifax.

The suit follows an investigation into a 2017 data breach that compromised the private information of nearly 4 million Hoosiers.

Bills Penalizing Revenge Porn Become Law

May 6, 2019
The Indiana Statehouse (FILE PHOTO: Peter Balonon-Rosen/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Legislation that imposes civil and criminal penalties on those who share so-called “revenge porn” is now state law.

Holcomb Announces First Round Of Trails Grants

May 2, 2019
Gov. Eric Holcomb poses with the head of the Speedway Trails Association, which received the single largest award from the first round of the Next Level Trails program. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Dozens of organizations across Indiana will get money to build out more than 40 miles of new trails.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the first round of his trails grant program Thursday.

Disciplinary Case Against AG Hill Moves Forward

Apr 29, 2019
Attorney General Curtis Hill (WFIU/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

A disciplinary case against Attorney General Curtis Hill will move forward as the state Supreme Court appointed a hearing officer Monday.

Holcomb Defends Signing Latest Anti-Abortion Bill

Apr 29, 2019
Gov. Eric Holcomb surrounded by Republican legislative leaders and state agency officials. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb is defending signing into law an anti-abortion measure that’s been struck down in other states.

Gov. Eric Holcomb defended how Republican budget writers prioritized the state’s dollars as he signed a new budget into law. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the state’s next two-year budget into law Monday as he defended how Republican budget writers prioritized the state’s dollars.

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill to expand Indiana’s Stand Your Ground law at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting. 

Lawmakers wrapped up the 2019 legislative session with passage of a new, two-year state budget and a major gambling bill. But a vaping tax couldn’t make it to the finish line.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

2019 Session: Quiet With Few Major Controversies

Apr 25, 2019
The bill will fund adult high school diploma programs based on performance – not just enrollment. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

A lot of Indiana lawmakers described the 2019 session the same way – it was a quiet one, with no big blowups or major controversies that typically characterize the General Assembly’s annual term. 

Vaping Tax Bill Dies As 2019 Session Ends

Apr 25, 2019
Exhaling smoke from an e-cigarette. (WFIU/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

A bill to impose a tax on the liquids used in e-cigarettes couldn’t make it to the finish line as the 2019 legislative session ended.