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Braun, Young urged to reconsider opposition to For the People Act at Downtown rally

Both are already on record in opposition, but a group of about 60 supporters of the federal For the People Act rallied in Downtown Indianapolis Tuesday to urge Sens. Mike Braun and Todd Young to reconsider their stances on the election-reform legislation. The lunch-hour rally, organized by groups including Common Cause of Indiana, Citizens Action […]

John Krull commentary: Trey Hollingsworth has a moment

Life is full of surprises—and some of them are pleasant ones. We Hoosiers received one of the good surprises a few days ago when we discovered that U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, R-Indiana, has both a conscience and a spine. Hollingsworth was one of 35 Republican members of the House to defy the order from Minority […]

John Krull commentary: Todd Rokita continues Indiana’s attorney general tradition

There must be something about the office of Indiana attorney general that attracts people who are, as my late grandfather used to say, “half a bubble off of plumb.” Back in the 1970s, the office was occupied by a martinet named Ted Sendak, who famously demanded that everyone call him “General.” He searched for communists […]

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We subscribe to the standards of editorial independence of the Institute for Nonprofit News, of which The Indiana Citizen is a full member, as follows: Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We will maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources […]

Holcomb vetoes legislation to curb authority of local health officials

UPDATE: Gov. Eric Holcomb has vetoed Senate Bill 5, which would curb the authority of local health officials over mandates like those implemented during the coronavirus pandemic. In issuing the veto Tuesday afternoon, Holcomb wrote in a letter to Senate President Pro Tempore Rodric Bray: “Right now it is critical that we maintain our local […]

Holcomb sues General Assembly, leaders over new law curtailing his emergency powers

Follow our legislative coverage at The Indiana Citizen, in partnership with TheStatehouseFile.com Gov. Eric Holcomb filed a lawsuit against the Indiana General Assembly Tuesday in Marion County Circuit Court, challenging a  newly enacted law that allows the legislature to call itself into “emergency” sessions. After the House and Senate passed House Bill 1123 earlier this month, Holcomb vetoed the bill, […]

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Legislative leaders shed some light on redistricting plans, AP reports

Indiana’s Republican legislative leadership has offered a few details about possible plans for the decennial redistricting process, according to an Associated Press report on Sunday. According to the report, Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston (above) suggested public hearings might be held around the state, and the House and Senate election committees would meet to discuss […]

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