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ICC: Absentee ballot application outage frustrates some election officials, leaves others unaffected

A recount team works on a Republican primary race in Indiana’s House District 32 in the summer of 2022. (Via Indiana Secretary of State’s X account) By LESLIE BONILLA MUÑIZ  The Indiana Capital Chronicle September 25, 2023 For more than two months, Hoosier voters attempting to apply for an absentee ballot online were met with […]

Republican Sen. Jack Sandlin dies, remembered for service and leadership

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen September 21, 2023 Indiana lawmakers and colleagues are remembering Sen. Jack Sandlin, R-Indianapolis, who died suddenly Wednesday, as a dedicated public servant, “strong advocate for the people,” and personal friend. Sandlin, a Republican (pictured above), represented Senate District 36, which covers portions of Johnson and Marion counties. He was […]

Indiana GOP schedules caucus to replace resigning Sen. Jon Ford

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen September 21, 2023 The Indiana Republican Party has scheduled a caucus to fill the legislative seat currently held by Sen. Jon Ford, R-Terre Haute, and is seeking candidates to run for the District 38 vacancy. The caucus will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at Northview High School Auditorium, […]

Not so ‘hokey’: Judges hope to inspire and challenge students on Constitution Day

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen September 19, 2023 When explaining why they take time away from their busy courtrooms to teach students about the Constitution, two Indiana judges got a bit reflective as they explained it is one way to repay some of what their hometowns had given them. “It sounds hokey, but there’re […]

ICC: Egg farmer John Rust files lawsuit to face U.S. Rep. Jim Banks in Indiana’s 2024 Senate primary

Egg farmer John Rust filed a lawsuit on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, to face U.S. Rep. Jim Banks in Indiana’s 2024 Senate primary. He contends that a current Indiana law blocking him from appearing the ballot is unconstitutional. (Photo from Rust’s Twitter/X account) By Casey Smith Indiana Capital Chronicle September 19, 2023 Republican U.S. Senate […]

AG Rokita slaps IU Health with privacy lawsuit in Caitlin Bernard case

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen September 15, 2023 Sixteen days after declaring “we won” in its fight against Indianapolis OB/GYN Caitlin Bernard, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office has filed a lawsuit against IU Health and IU Healthcare Associates, claiming the health-care provider violated patient confidentiality laws related to Bernard’s treatment of a 10-year-old […]

Sen. Jon Ford becomes 4th Republican to announce resignation from Indiana legislature this year

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen September 15, 2023 Sen. Jon Ford, R-Terre Haute, has announced he will resign his seat in the Indiana General Assembly effective Oct. 16, making him the fourth Republican to leave the Statehouse since the 2023 session ended. Ford (pictured above) did not give a reason for his decision to […]

Bipartisan nonprofit PAC endorses 3 mayoral candidates including Shreve in Indy

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen September 14, 2023 The political action committee of ReCenter Indiana, a bipartisan nonprofit  focused on restoring centrist politics in the Hoosier state, is endorsing Republican Jefferson Shreve for Indianapolis mayor, describing him as thoughtful and nuanced and citing his assertion that he will have a better chance of “working […]

Three candidates to vie in caucus to replace Sen. Chip Perfect

By  Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen September 12, 2023 Three Dearborn County small-business owners will be vying in tonight’s Republican Party caucus to replace Sen. Chip Perfect, R- Lawrenceburg, who announced his plans to leave the Indiana General Assembly on Sept. 26. Precinct committee members from Senate District 43 will convene at 7 p.m. Tuesday […]

U.S. Sen. Young speaks at Franklin College ahead of Constitution Day

U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, spoke about Ben Franklin’s legacy Monday at Franklin College, located just south of Indianapolis. (Photo by Sydney Byerly, By Sydney Byerly September 11, 2023 FRANKLIN, Ind.—U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, really admires Benjamin Franklin’s humility and hope for the future of America. He said so himself. Franklin College, named […]