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‘I feel like I’m the sane, moral person:’ Longshot Democrat waits on the sidelines as 2 GOP incumbents fight it out in primary

While limited-government Republican Rep. Curt Nisly, R-Milford, will be challenging mainstream candidate Rep. Craig Snow, R-Warsaw, for a spot on the ballot in next week’s primary election, Democratic candidate Dee Moore (above) will be on the sidelines advocating for environmental protection. Moore is certain to win a spot on the ballot for the House District […]

John Krull commentary: The truth, nothing but the truth

David Ricks spoke uncomfortable truths to Indiana’s leaders the other day. The chairman and CEO of Eli Lilly and Co. told those gathered at the Economic Club of Indiana that the state was falling behind. This doubtless was not welcome news to our elected officials at the Indiana Statehouse, most of whom are Republican. One […]

Indiana Citizen Redistricting Project wins 1st Place from Indiana SPJ

April 22, 2022 Carmel, Ind. — The Indiana Citizen‘s 2021 Redistricting Project was recognized with a first place award Friday evening by the Indiana Professional Chapter of SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists). The award, in the category of Coverage of Government or Politics, went to veteran journalists Janet Williams and Bill Theobald (above, center and […]

Age is the issue in Gen Z candidate’s primary challenge

Many gray-haired Indiana General Assembly legislators are making decisions that shape a future the elder lawmakers may not witness, as Pierce Fischer (above), 22, sees it. And he has a problem with that. Nearly half of the Indiana General Assembly is made up of baby boomers, or people between the ages of 58 and 76, […]

Common Cause says process rather than result is the problem with council’s redistricting maps, and offers a citizen-drawn alternative

Julia Vaughn says Indianapolis City-County Council leaders did some things right when they drew a proposed new map of council districts. But that doesn’t make up for flaws in how the map was created. “I think, in some ways, they did good job,” said Vaughn, policy director of Common Cause Indiana. “There’s good things to […]

John Krull commentary: Of the people, by the people and for the people? Not even close

Perhaps it was just a quirk of fate that the Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments on a state law that would expand the power of ideological extremists just as the primary season was kicking into high gear. Then again, perhaps not. The question before the state’s high court involved Holcomb vs. the Indiana General Assembly. […]

House District 45 incumbent challenged by fellow lawmaker’s change of address

The race for a Statehouse seat in District 45 seemed like a clear win for the Republican incumbent. But after redistricting and an address change, the primary has become a fight between two current legislators. The redrawn House District 45 includes Greene, Sullivan, Daviess, Knox and Vigo counties. Incumbent Rep. Bruce Borders, R-Jasonville, who is […]

Johnson County incumbent faces three Republican primary challengers

As primary voting opens in the state of Indiana, Rep. John Young (above), R-Franklin, faces three challengers on the Republican primary ballot in District 47, which includes the city of Franklin and Johnson and Shelby counties. No Democratic primary candidates have filed to run in the Republican-leaning district, although party officials will have the option […]

Five Democratic candidates take on Indy’s District 46 Senate seat

Five Democratic candidates are going up against each other to win the District 46 Senate nomination in Indianapolis. The candidates are: Kristin Jones, a member of the Indianapolis city-county council; Andrea Hunley, an Indianapolis school principal; Ashley Eason, a nonprofit executive; Karla Lopez-Owens, director of community outreach at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office; and Bobby […]

With bipartisan support and in front of a small audience, council committee approves redistricting plan

The following report from Indianapolis Recorder writer Tyler Fenwick was first published in the Recorder, and is shared through The Indiana Citizen redistricting reporting project. If this was supposed to be the redistricting grand finale, the fireworks stand tipped over and the few people who cared to watch the show went home disappointed. An Indianapolis […]