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July 11 2024

THIRD INVESTIGATION: Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission reviewing AG Rokita’s statements about terminated pregnancy reports

  By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen July 11, 2024 Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is being asked to respond to another disciplinary grievance filed against him, this time for statements he made during a news conference about the terminated pregnancy reports filed “...”

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May 08 2024

PRIMARY PICKS: Braun and McCormick win party nominations, prepare to face each other in Indiana governor’s race

Tuesday, Mike Braun won the Republican nomination for Indiana governor, topping five other opponents including Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. He outpaced the crowded GOP contest with 40% of the votes while Crouch captured second place with 22% of the votes.   Although he has serve “...”

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May 02 2024

REVERSED RULING: Court of Appeals finds amended state statute blocking access to AG Rokita’s moonlighting report is constitutional

  Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 2, 2024   The Court of Appeals of Indiana has upheld an amendment to state law which allows Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita to keep secret a report about his previous moonlighting gig, even though that amendment was writte “...”

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April 26 2024

REDISTRICTING DELAYS: Federal court denies Anderson’s request for more time after accusations of foot-dragging

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen April 26, 2024   The Anderson Common Council’s latest maneuver to skirt a redistricting lawsuit has been denied by a federal court, potentially forcing the city to redraw its six districts that are believed to have remained unchanged “...”

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April 12 2024

JUST A ‘SNAPSHOT’: Civics Summit sees Indiana’s past low voter participation as call to do better

Retired Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David encouraged civic-engagement advocates during his keynote address at the 2024 Indiana Civics Summit. (Photo/Marilyn Odendahl) By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen April 12, 2024 Near the end of the daylong discussion on Thursda “...”

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April 11 2024

‘MAKE THEIR VOTES HEARD’: Homeless advocates want most-vulnerable Hoosiers to vote

Members of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church recently served a hot, hearty meal to those in need at the Jeffersonville Community Kitchen. (Photo/Marilyn Odendahl) By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen April 11, 2024 Under the frequently asked questions section on the St. Jo “...”

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April 05 2024

INJUNCTION UPHELD: Indiana Court of Appeals affirms RFRA challenge to abortion ban, seeks narrower ruling

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen April 5, 2024   A preliminary injunction blocking the enforcement of Indiana’s near-total abortion ban against women who claim the law violates their religious beliefs has been upheld by the Court of Appeals of Indiana with one judge “...”

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April 04 2024

TSF story: Indiana voters have until April 8 to register for May 7 primary

A voter enters a polling place at Scott Hall located at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in 2022. Johnson County is one of 59 vote center counties, meaning citizens can cast their vote at any polling location in the county. (Photo/Isaac Gleitz at TheStatehouseFile.com) By John Aspl “...”

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March 26 2024

‘BE MORE INVOLVED’: Upcoming civics summit to focus on getting more Hoosiers to vote, participate

(Photo/Pexels.com) By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen March 26, 2024 Retired Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David believes there are three types of people in the world:  those who are on the field, those who choose to watch and those who like to complain. As the keyno “...”

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March 25 2024

COVID DATA: AG Rokita report criticizes Indiana’s coronavirus statistics that led to lockdowns, mask mandates

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita prepares to take questions during the Never Forget 2020 Rally on Saturday in Mishawaka. (Photo/Marilyn Odendahl) By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen March 25, 2024 Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita on Saturday unveiled a 29-page report “...”