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‘We all use that word, actually:’ GOP Secretary of State nominee Morales responds to criticism of using ‘veteran’ to describe himself

Diego Morales (above), Republican candidate for Indiana secretary of state, on Friday defended his claim to being a veteran after an Indianapolis newspaper columnist and Indiana Democrats questioned his military service. Morales said in an interview with The Statehouse File that he considers himself a veteran. “I tell you this: We all use that word, […]

Endorsed by Walorski’s husband, businessman Yakym to replace late congresswoman on Nov. 8 ballots

Businessman Rudy Yakym, a onetime campaign official in Rep. Jackie Walorski’s runs for Congress, will replace the late congresswoman on the Nov. 8 election ballots to serve the remainder of her term and to be elected to a full term in his own right. Yakym was chosen on the first ballot in a vote by […]

Rokita’s TikTok legal battle part of array of contingency fee contracts

By: Leslie Bonilla Muniz Indiana Capital Chronicle August 1, 2022 When Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office jumped onto a multi-state, bipartisan investigation of social media giant TikTok, it wasn’t initially clear his office would outsource the work to a Washington, D.C.-based boutique legal firm for free — almost. “We’re going to find out whether […]

Former IU law school dean calls for Rokita disciplinary investigation

By Casey Smith Indiana Capital Chronicle  July 19, 2022 Indiana’s attorney general maintains he did nothing wrong after a former Indiana University provost and law school dean called for a disciplinary investigation into his televised statements about the doctor who oversaw a medication abortion for a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio. Former IU Maurer School of Law […]

Voting rights groups allege Tippecanoe County violated registration laws

By: Leslie Bonilla Muniz Indiana Capital Chronicle July 25, 2022 The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette and elections watchdog Common Cause Indiana on Thursday filed an administrative complaint with the Indiana Election Division, alleging Tippecanoe County’s election leaders violated state and federal voter registration laws. The county is in west-central Indiana, with Lafayette as its county […]

These incumbent legislators face no opposition in the Nov. 8 general election

INDIANA SENATE Rick Niemeyer (R-Lowell) Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne) Travis Holdman (R-Markle, Majority Caucus Chair) Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) Eric Bassler (R-Washington) Clyde “Chip” Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg) Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) INDIANA HOUSE Carolyn Jackson (D-Hammond) Earl Harris Jr. (D-East Chicago) Ragen Hatcher (D-Gary) Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) Maureen Bauer (D-South Bend) Ryan Dvorak (D-South […]

Indiana readies $12 million voting machines investment

By Leslie Bonilla Muñiz Indiana Capital Chronicle July 4, 2022 Indiana plans to pay a homegrown election equipment company more than $12 million to retrofit thousands of electronic-only voting machines to boost election security and voter confidence despite doubts from some experts on the move’s effectiveness. Indianapolis-based MicroVote will receive about $12.3 million for about […]

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 […]

Report: Legal fees in St. Joseph County redistricting are more than $315,000

UPDATE: St. Joseph County taxpayers are on the hook for more than $315,000 in fees to two Indianapolis-based law firms hired by county officials during the decennial redrawing of county commissioner and council districts and the litigation that followed, the South Bend Tribune reported. The fees to Ice Miller and Kroger, Gardis & Regas were […]