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Senate passes COVID lawsuit immunity amid debate

Sen. Mark Messmer, R-Jasper, told his fellow Senators Thursday that businesses need protection from COVID-19 lawsuits to ensure they can continue to serve their communities and protect jobs.  “This bill does carefully balance the rights of employees to a safe workplace and protecting employers large and small from being put out of business by going […]

Buttigieg campaign manager announces bid for state party chair

Importantville, Adam Wren’s newsletter on the intersection of politics, business, and power in Indiana, appears weekly in The Indiana Citizen. *** Mike Schmuhl—the South Bend operative who ran the most well-funded political campaign in Indiana history for his childhood friend Pete Buttigieg— announced a bid for Indiana Democratic Party chair on Wednesday. “We are at […]

Previewing Buttigieg’s confirmation hearing & Young’s bipartisan moves

, Adam Wren’s newsletter on the intersection of politics, business, and power in Indiana, appears weekly in The Indiana Citizen. *** Transportation Secretary-designate Pete Buttigieg will appear before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Thursday at 10 a.m. for his confirmation hearing, the next step on his glide path to become the […]

Bill targeting unemployment fraud draws debate

As thousands of new Hoosiers made unemployment claims when COVID-19 led to mass layoffs, suspicions of fraud also increased—and in some cases triggered long wait times for people who desperately needed help.  That’s why Rep. Dan Leonard, R-Huntington, said in a meeting of the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee Wednesday he’s submitting a bill […]

A very basic primer on Indiana campaign finance

To accompany The Indiana Citizen’s reporting on campaign finance, the following is a brief summary written by retired lawyer Bill Moreau, co-founder and president of the Indiana Citizen Education Foundation and publisher of The Indiana Citizen. February 16, 2021 *** When you read information about political contributions governed exclusively by Indiana law, you will see […]

Campaign finance and the General Assembly: A report from The Indiana Citizen

In our continuing mission to provide voters with accurate and impartial information, The Indiana Citizen is reporting on the money spent by their campaign committees, based upon the latest round of campaign finance reports filed with the Indiana Secretary of State.  The following report, focusing on campaigns for the Indiana General Assembly, was written by […]

Is this how Indiana’s Trump era ends?

Importantville, Adam Wren’s newsletter on the intersection of politics, business, and power in Indiana, appears weekly in The Indiana Citizen. *** Is this how it ends for Trump in Indiana? Not with a bang, but a whimper of official statements from Hoosier Republicans distancing themselves ever so slightly from the embattled President? For more than […]

The AG: Rokita assumes an oft-misunderstood office

As Indiana’s statewide offices go, attorney general sounds pretty glamorous — the kind of job that might inspire a fast-paced, drama-filled television series. Alas, while it might get higher ratings than a series devoted to, say, Indiana’s auditor or treasurer, the show probably wouldn’t get renewed for a second season. Simply put, the Indiana attorney […]

Eric Holcomb 2.0: Bold incrementalist

You don’t have to pore over decades of certified vote tallies to get a feel for the electoral history of the Indiana governor’s office. Just think “Hoosier hospitality.” While proudly hospitable to strangers, Hoosier voters as a whole prefer the company of their immediate family, and particularly in presidential elections since Reconstruction, their political family […]

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